Virtual Reality for Caregiver TrainingAssess the effectiveness of using Virtual Reality for Caregiver Training
Assess the effectiveness of using Virtual Reality for Caregiver Training
According to the National Family Caregiving Alliance, approximately 34.2 million Americans provide unpaid care to adults aged 50 or older. These caregivers are often thrust into their roles unexpectedly and may receive no training. The Caregiver Support Program at the Council on Aging (COA) provides one-on-one support for family or volunteer caregivers for southwestern Ohio. This proposed project aims to investigate the effectiveness of using virtual reality to enhance Council on Aging’s training program and specifically evaluate whether virtual reality (in partnership with Live Well Collaborative) can be an effective training platform for family and informal caregivers.
College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning