Projects

Field-Initiated Research on Aging Topics

Project Overview

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) provides services and supports to adults aged 60 and older to help them maintain as much independence as possible, both in their homes and in their communities. Insight is conducting research to help ACL better understand caregiving for older adults, specifically caregiving for older adults in African American/Black, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander communities. In particular, the research examines how attitudes and perceptions of caregiving in these communities affect behavior and the additional factors that influence outcomes. This work aligns with ACL’s focus on the Older Americans Act, which created the National Family Caregiver Support Program.

Insight is performing a systematic literature review and expert interviews to gather information on the following topics:

  • Attitudes and perceptions about caregiving for older adults
  • Behaviors resulting from perceptions about caregiving
  • Factors that influence caregiving for older adults and how these factors affect outcomes for older adults and their caregivers

Our summary report will contribute to ACL’s response to its learning agenda questions about the effectiveness of its caregiving programs and services and describe how ACL can share findings with grantees and in the field and use the information to inform future program improvement.

Products

Literature review, PowerPoint presentations, final report