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evidence-based programs from benjamin rose institute on aging pre-approved for older americans act funding

Contact: Jeanne Hoban, 216.373.1686, jhoban@benrose.org

March 21, 2018

(Cleveland, OH)-Two evidence-based programs from Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging-SHARE for Dementia and BRI Care Consultation™-have been approved for future funding through Title III-D of the Older Americans Act. Both programs are now included in a pre-approved list of evidence-based programs available on the National Council on Aging (NCOA) website.

BRI Care Consultation™ is an evidence-based care-coaching program for adults with chronic health conditions/disabilities as well as their family or friend caregivers. It is delivered via telephone, mail and email by trained Care Consultants. The core components of the program include: 1) assessment, 2) action planning, and 3) ongoing maintenance and support.

SHARE (Support, Health, Activities, Resources, and Education) for Dementia is an evidence-based care-planning program for care partners: that is, individuals living with early-stage dementia and their family caregivers. Care partners work with a SHARE Counselor to identify sources of support, such as family, friends and service providers, in order to build a more balanced and realistic plan of care for the future.

"We are thrilled to receive this recognition of our evidence-based programs," said David Bass, PhD, Senior Vice President of Research and Education at Benjamin Rose. "Both BRI Care Consultation™ and SHARE for Dementia have helped many families develop action-oriented responses to challenges. Inclusion on this list means the programs will be available to more organizations helping families across the country."

To be included on the pre-approved list, programs must meet the U.S. Administration for Community Living's (ACL) criteria for highest-level evidence-based programs under Title III-D. The Evidenced-Based Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program Review Council, a partnership of the NCOA's National Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Resource Center and the Evidence-Based Leadership Council, reviews programs for inclusion based on the following criteria:

About us (www.benrose.org): Founded in 1908, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging is a Cleveland-based nonprofit whose mission is to advance support for older adults and caregivers. Our work is accomplished by deepening the understanding of their evolving needs in a changing society; developing and delivering innovative, high-quality solutions; and promoting effective public policies.


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