Evidence-Based Programs

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Evidence-Based Programs-family and counselor meeting during SHARE for Dementia session.

Evidence-Based Programs

Evidence-based programs are proven by research to achieve beneficial outcomes for older people and their family and friend caregivers, and service providers. The Center for Research and Education specializes in developing, testing, implementing and training others to deliver evidence-based programs.

Through over two decades of rigorous research, we have developed two evidence-based programs:

  • BRI Care Consultation™
    • A care-coaching program that helps professionals deliver cost-effective assistance and support to individuals with chronic health conditions and family caregivers by telephone and email.
  • SHARE for Dementia
    • A care-planning program that provides professionals with the tools they need to help families facing an early-stage dementia diagnosis.

We provide licensing, training and technical assistance to organizations interested in implementing one or both of our evidence-based programs at their organizations. Alternatively, you can contract with us to deliver BRI Care Consultation™ for you.

We also play a leadership role in advancing knowledge about evidence-based programs by providing consultation and training to other researchers and service providers. Examples include:

  • Organizing a special issue of the journal Generations (Spring 2010) on evidence-based programs
  • Launching Best Practice Caregiving, a free online database of vetted, proven dementia caregiving programs. Organizations that serve family caregivers can use this searchable, interactive, data-rich resource to compare and select from more than 40 evidence-based programs across the U.S. The database is an invaluable tool for health care and community service organizations, providers, funders and policy makers to discover and share high-quality programs for family caregivers.
     

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"BRI Care Consultation" and "SHARE for Dementia" [and design] are service marks of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging

"BRI Care Consultation" and "SHARE for Dementia" [and design] are service marks of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging