RCI REACH (Resources Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health) provides education, a focus on safety for the patient, support for the caregiver, and skills building to help caregivers manage difficult patient behaviors and decrease their own stress.

RCI REACH is an in-home, tailored, caregiver support intervention consisting of:

• 12 individual sessions in the home or by telephone; up to 9 face-to-face and 3 telephone sessions
• Data collection at beginning and end
• Program length 6 months
• Must complete 75% of sessions to be considered a program completer

Program Objectives:

  • Improvement in overall caregiver health and depression
  • Reductions in feelings of burden from caregiving
  • Improvement in caregiver management of troubling behaviors of the care recipient
  • Delay in institutionalization