Availability of Caregiver Support Services: Implications for Implementation of the National Family Caregiver Support Program (2005)
This study examines the scope and range of existing resources for family caregivers from the perspective of the AAAs. California is used as a case example. The article examines the extent and adequacy of resources available in California corresponding to each of the five Title III-E service areas, utilizing data from AAA Area Plans, a follow-up survey of AAAs, and an Internet search. Nearly two-thirds of these programs offer access to respite care, while other support services (e.g., counseling, training, support groups) are less often available. Service gaps most frequently identified included culturally and linguistically appropriate caregiver services, transportation, respite care, financial assistance, and services in rural areas. T
Citation Whittier, S., Scharlach, A., & Dal Santo, T. (2005). Availability of caregiver support services: Implications for implementation of the National Family Caregiver Support Program. Journal of Aging and Social Policy , 17(1), 45-62.
Author Stephanie Whittier, Andrew Scharlach, & Teresa Dal Santo
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Topic: Direct Services and Support for Caregivers