Dr. Candace Kemp Releases Wave One Report
Dr. Candace Kemp and her research team released a report describing the first wave of their ongoing project “Convoys of Care: Developing Collaborative Care Partnerships in Assisted Living,” funded by the National Institute on Aging (R01AG044368). The overall goal of this five-year study is to learn how to support informal care and care convoys (networks) in assisted living (AL) in ways that promote residents’ ability to age in place with optimal resident and informal and formal caregiver quality of life. The report describes the study design, methods, participants, early key findings, and offers preliminary recommendations for building and maintaining successful care partnerships. In addition to the full report, an Executive Summary is available.
Eighteen researchers, including faculty, staff, and graduate students from the Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University, spent two years in each of the four homes in Wave One. Wave Two of the project began in April in a new set of study homes. The team regularly presents project findings at academic and applied conferences, most recently at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society. In addition, the team is working on manuscripts for publication. Data collection will end in 2018.