ERIC Number: ED349501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Caregiving for Frail Elders in Rural America.
Bane, Share DeCroix
This handbook attempts to answer questions about informal caregiving and caregivers, focusing on the rural elderly. The first section presents a national perspective on caregiving. Recipients of caregiving, providers of caregiving, the caregiving dilemma, and psychological, physical, family, and financial issues are discussed. The second section focuses on the rural factor. The third section discusses services used by caregivers, including home maintenance, homemaking, transportation, nursing services, personal care, companion services, adult day care, etc. The fourth section discusses potential solutions to service problems. The fifth section discusses caregiver supports and focuses on respite care. The sixth section discusses support groups for family caregivers, noting that support groups which do work in rural areas tend to focus on education and less on support with personal concerns. This section also discusses the role of education programs for caregivers. The seventh section examines the caregiving issue as a family issue and describes research needs. Appendices include an Education and Training Resources Manuals list (9 items) and a Caregiver Bibliography of approximately 130 items. (Contains 20 general references.) (ABL)
Descriptors: Caregivers, Family Caregivers, Family Role, Frail Elderly, Research Needs, Rural Population, Social Support Groups, Training
National Resource Center for Rural Elderly, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 9 Scofield Hall, 5100 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, MO 64110-2499 ($9.00 each).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Resource Center for Rural Elderly, Kansas City, MO.
Identifiers: Elder Care