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Title Families caring for an aging America / Committee on Family Caregiving for Older Adults, Board on Health Care Services, Health and Medicine Division ; Richard Schulz and Jill Eden, editors ; a report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.

Published Washington, DC : The National Academies Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xx, 345 pages) : color illustrations.
Series NCBI Bookshelf
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Summary -- Introduction -- Older adults who need caregiving and the family caregivers who help them -- Family caregiving roles and impacts -- Economic impact of family caregiving -- Programs and supports for family caregivers of older adults -- Family caregivers' interactions with health care and long-term services and supports -- Recommendations to support family caregivers of older adults -- Recommendations to support family caregivers of older adults -- Appendix A: Acronyms and glossary -- Appendix B: Committee and staff biographies -- Appendix C: Public workshop agendas -- Appendix D: Number of years and percentage of adult life spent caring for an older adult -- Appendix E: Methodology: NHATS and NSOC surveys -- Appendix F: Caregiving: the odyssey of becoming more human -- Appendix G: Caregiving stories -- Appendix H: HIPAA and caregiver's access to information.
Summary "Family caregiving affects millions of Americans every day, in all walks of life. At least 17.7 million individuals in the United States are caregivers of an older adult with a health or functional limitation. The nation family caregivers provide the lion share of long-term care for our older adult population. They are also central to older adults access to and receipt of health care and community-based social services. Yet the need to recognize and support caregivers is among the least appreciated challenges facing the aging U.S. population. Families Caring for an Aging America examines the prevalence and nature of family caregiving of older adults and the available evidence on the effectiveness of programs, supports, and other interventions designed to support family caregivers. This report also assesses and recommends policies to address the needs of family caregivers and to minimize the barriers that they encounter in trying to meet the needs of older adults"--Publisher's description.
Other author Schulz, Richard, 1947- editor.
Eden, Jill, editor.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Family Caregiving for Older Adults, sponsoring body.
National Library of Medicine issuing body.
Subject Older people -- Home care -- United States -- Planning.
Caregivers -- United States -- Planning.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780309448079 (electronic bk.)
0309448077 (electronic bk.)
9780309448062 (paperback)
0309448069 (paperback)