RCTM - Residential Care Transition for Family Caregivers - Minneapolis

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RCTM - Residential Care Transition for Family Caregivers - Minneapolis



Details

  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Age:
21+
Duration:
12 months
Visits:
6 sessions, and ongoing consultation
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Eligibility Requirements

Inclusion Criteria:

  • English speaking caregiver
  • 21+ years old
  • Caregiver for a relative with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia
    • Relative living in nursing home, assisted living, or similar kind of care setting
  • Considered the most involved in visiting and helping the relative
  • If on psychotropic medications, such as anti-depressants or anti-psychotics, the caregiver will be eligible if they have remained on a stable dosage for the last 3 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Caregivers who are participating in any other type of service that provides one-to-one psychosocial consultation (support groups excluded)

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Please provide your contact information and a member of the study team will contact you to follow up.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • English speaking caregiver
  • 21+ years old
  • Caregiver for a relative with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia
    • Relative living in nursing home, assisted living, or similar kind of care setting
  • Considered the most involved in visiting and helping the relative
  • If on psychotropic medications, such as anti-depressants or anti-psychotics, the caregiver will be eligible if they have remained on a stable dosage for the last 3 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Caregivers who are participating in any other type of service that provides one-to-one psychosocial consultation (support groups excluded)

About the Study:

The Residential Care Transition Module (RCTM) researchers are studying the effects of a counseling and educational program to support people with a relative with memory loss who lives in a care facility. The study provides telephone counseling sessions for family caregivers as they adjust to their new role and navigate care following their relative’s move to a nursing home, assisted living, or similar kind of care setting.  If you have moved a family member to one of these types of places, no matter how long ago, this study may be right for you.

Purpose:

Families can often use information and support after a loved one enters a residential setting, and this study is designed to evaluate whether the RCTM can provide such comprehensive support.

What is Involved:

If you are determined to be eligible, you will

  • Complete a 45-minute survey
  • Be randomly assigned to either the RCTM counseling or the control group
  • Complete 3 more surveys (at 4, 8, and 12 months

If you are in the RCTM counseling group:

  • 6 sessions of counseling

    • With a trained transition coach
    • Will last between 1-2 hours. 
    • We may ask you to do an additional interview over the phone. The purpose of this interview is to get your feedback on the program. 

If you are in the control group:

  • A trained transition coach will check in on you every 4 months to see how you are doing and can provide resources or referrals to services.

All who participate will be paid $25 at the conclusion of the initial, 4 month, 8 month, and 12 month surveys.
 


Location Information:

University of Minnesota School of Public Health

D349-1 Mayo Memorial Building
420 Delaware Street S.E.
Minneapolis MN 55455
United States

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