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Call 2 - Assessing telecare for carers of older people: a research network
Project leader:Ms Brigid Barron, Innovation and Programme Manager, Caring for Carers Ireland
Keywords:caring, carers, telecare
Project members/ institutions:
Dr Assumpta Ryan, Lecturer in Nursing, University of Ulster; Ms Sarah Delaney, Senior Research Consultant, The Work Research Centre; Ms Catherine Keogh, Care Practice Co-ordinator, Alzheimer Society of Ireland; Ms Helen Ferguson, Director, Carers NI; Professor Mike Nolan, Professor of Gerontological Nursing, University of Sheffield; Professor Brian Lawlor, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin; Professor Kathy Murphy, Head of School, School of Nursing & Midwifery, NUI Galway; Ms Mairead Hayes, representative of Caring for Carers Ireland; Ms Avril Craig, representative of Carers NI; Mr Pat Donohue, Programme Specialist, Tipperary Institute of Technology and Ms Anne Sherriff, Group Manager, Occupational Therapy & Technology Service, West Lothian Council.
Stress and fatigue among carers of older people is a problem that can lead to depression and the breakdown of the care provided.
In order to explore the potential contribution of telecare in helping carers of older people, CARDI funded the development of a research network in 2009. It was led by Brigid Barron of Caring for Carers Ireland to assess the impact of telecare on carers of older people in terms of reducing stress and increasing quality of life[i].
This research brief is based on the findings of the network as well as CARDI’s own research in this area.
Download the brief at the following link: The role of telecare in supporting carers of older people