Elder caregiving in rural communities
This report provides an overview of the rural caregiving population, information about the role of technology in delivering services to rural caregivers, examples of promising practices in rural caregiver support - including work being done by AAAs with NFCSP funding, and policy implications for helping elders and their caregivers in rural communities. The report addresses some assumptions about rural caregivers - for example, they are usually related to the care receiver - and provides the reality - older adults in rural communities are often cared for by a combination of elderly spouses, long-distance adult children, friends and neighbors. The report provides a model of successful caregiver support and training programs for rural communities.
Organization: University of Iowa, Center on Aging
Author Buckwalter, K.C. & Davis, L.L.
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