Developing a Home-Based Intervention for People with Cognitive Impairment Who Live Alone

Home Alone is a research study. The goal is to help older adults with memory concerns who live alone. Home Alone offers 7 coaching sessions in your home or by video or phone. Sessions promote well-being and living safely. Coaches share strategies for lifestyle planning and increasing meaningful activity. Researchers want to find out what participants think of the program.

This study is looking for:

  • Older adults (55 and over) with memory concerns  
  • Who live alone
  • Who do not live in a nursing home, assisted living, a group care home, or similar residential setting that provides care and services

You will: 

  1. Take a survey that takes about 45 minutes.
  2. Work with a trained Home Alone coach in 7 weekly sessions. Sessions typically last about 1 hour.
  3. Take another survey at 1 and 3 months (30 minutes each).
  4. Complete a 30-minute phone interview after the 3-month survey to give your feedback on the Home Alone program.

We will ask you to participate for 3 months. Your participation is voluntary. You can withdraw at any time.

No! The coaching sessions will either be at your home or delivered by secure video conference or over the phone. The surveys will be completed over the phone with a team member or mailed to you, depending on your preference.

Participants will be given $25 per survey as a thank you. After you complete an interview at the end of the study, you will receive $25 as well. In total, each participant who completes all 3 surveys and the interview will receive $100.

You will also receive 7 coaching sessions supporting your well-being and independent lifestyle.

Please fill out the contact form. We will be in touch in a couple days to answer any questions and see if this study is right for you.


Interested in participating or have questions?

Please fill out the contact form

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