Survey of Elderly Caregiver Risk and Related Protective Factors in Boise, Idaho
Objective: The assessment of individual or environmental risk and protective factors can assist in determining individual health outcomes. The purpose of this study is to conduct an analysis of the findings from the City of Boise Age-Friendly Assessment using the framework of risk and protective factors as related to the health status of caregivers of older adults. Potential risk and protective factors include access to transportation, housing, health services, food and social engagement and civic engagement.
Methods: This descriptive study uses both quantitative and qualitative data collected through surveys and a caregiver focus group. Both the survey and focus group explored aspects of Boise including outdoor spaces and buildings, transportation, housing, respect and social inclusion, social participation, communication and information, civic participation and employment, and community support and health services.
Results: Anticipated findings will include risk and protective factors that contribute to the overall health status of caregivers of individuals over the age of 60. Identification of age-friendly advantages and barriers, as identified by survey results and focus group participants, will be discussed. Health and well being of caregivers of older adults will be examined through application of risk and protective factors.
Oertel, Rachel, "Survey of Elderly Caregiver Risk and Related Protective Factors in Boise, Idaho" (2015). College of Health Sciences Presentations. 14.