“Caregiver Self-Management Needs Through Skill-Building”
Caring for a family member after a stroke can be very difficult and worsen the physical and mental health of untrained caregivers. The Telephone Assessment and Skill-Building Kit (TASK III) intervention is a unique, comprehensive caregiver intervention program that enables caregivers to develop the necessary skills to manage care for the survivor, while also taking care of themselves. The long-term goal of this study is to offer training and support for family caregivers through an efficacious, cost-effective program.
Behavioral - Telephone Assessment and Skill-Building Kit (TASK III) Group
The TASK III group will receive a TASK III Resource Guide that we developed and 8 weekly calls from a nurse. The nurse will call again a month later. The TASK III nurse will help you assess your needs and concerns, build your skills as a caregiver, and refer you to community resources.
Behavioral - Information Support and Referral (ISR) Group
The ISR group will receive an American Heart Association brochure and 8 weekly calls from a nurse. The nurse will call again a month later. The ISR nurse will provide information, support, and referral to community resources.
Caregiver Self-Management Needs Through Skill-Building