What caregivers need?

Main goals of the presentation are: a) to introduce the needs of caregivers who provide care about elderly family member, b) to put such needs into the context of family environment and c) to relate the needs with the key risk factors. Methodology of a needs assessment, i.e., identification of the gap between current and optimal conditions for provided care was used. By using the needs assessment technique, it was possible to identify the unconscious needs. Presentation summarizes and categorizes the identified needs; moreover, available results indicate that the combination of risk factors and needs is for analyzed individuals unique. Such result leads to the conclusion that effective interventions should be customized and targeted.