Care4Caregivers: an internet-based program of pastoral care for families of nursing home residents

Full Title
Care4Caregivers: an internet-based program of pastoral care for families of nursing home residents
Author
Bonita Sparks
Abstract
The model of ministry proposed in this paper is an Internet-based support system for family caregivers of nursing home residents that responded to their unique spiritual needs. This project at Parkvue Healthcare in Sandusky, Ohio met families in their daily lives by providing scripture based suggestions for proactive relationship building. A pretest of family members ascertained the degree of connection to their resident and related areas of anxiety. Following the pretest, a monthly Internet correspondence was established providing scripture, exegesis, reflection and a suggested action. After four months a posttest was administered to determine change in family member anxiety.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Urias H Beverly
Gale Poindexter
Language
English
Date
2000
Number of Pages
135