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Assessing the need for caregiver support in Saskatchewan: Gathering perspectives and setting priorities

dc.contributor.authorHall, Steven
dc.contributor.authorHoltslander, Lorraine
dc.description.abstractAbstract / Résumé Background: An ageing population corresponds with a need for informal caregivers. Caregiving burden is the most compelling problem affecting caregivers of older adults. Previous research efforts have explored predictors of caregiving satisfaction and interventions for caregiving support. Our study aimed to set priorities for the future development of interventions for caregivers in Saskatchewan. Objective: Our objective was to engage caregivers in setting priorities for accessible interventions and support. The specific research question we sought to answer was “What do the experiences of caregivers have to offer in setting priorities for caregiver support?" Methods: We conducted an environmental scan of caregiver intervention programming in Canada. We then held two focus groups with caregivers to older adults, defined as 55 years or older for this study. Twenty-three caregivers attended the first focus group, and ten caregivers participated in the second. We used a qualitative descriptive approach and data were analyzed using thematic analysis. Findings: Caregivers of older adults were eager to share barriers and facilitators to their role. Themes derived from data include (1) lack of access; (2) conflict with self and others; (3) the burden of caregiving; and (4) declining health and wellness. Conclusion: Caregivers may struggle to find resources to support them in their caregiving role. Findings from this study indicate that there is a need for more interventions to support caregivers. Furthermore, our data highlights what outcomes caregivers in Saskatchewan want from those interventions.en_US
dc.description.versionPeer Revieweden_US
dc.identifier.citationHall, S., & Holtslander, L. (2021, October 21). Assessing the need for caregiver support in Saskatchewan: Gathering perspectives and setting priorities. Poster presentation at CAG 2021: Hindsight 20/20, Virtual conference.en_US
dc.publisherOxford Abstractsen_US
dc.subjectsupportive careen_US
dc.subjectolder adultsen_US
dc.subject.meshQualitative Researchen_US
dc.subject.meshFocus Groupsen_US
dc.titleAssessing the need for caregiver support in Saskatchewan: Gathering perspectives and setting prioritiesen_US
dc.typePoster Presentationen_US


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