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Coming Out to Care: Caregivers of Gay and Lesbian Seniors in Canada

Citation Brotman, S., Ryan, B., Collins, S., Chamberland, L., Cormier, R., Julien, D., Meyer, M., Peterkin, A., & Richard, B. (2007). Coming out to care: Caregivers of gay and lesbian seniors in Canada. The Gerontologist, 47 (4), 490-503.

Design Exploratory research/personal interviews

FAQ: Caregiving for a Veteran

For additional information, please also visit Caregiving and Veterans.

Q: Is there someone I can call to discuss questions I have about Caregiving for a Veteran?
Yes. The toll-free National Caregiver Support Line 1-(855-260-3274), is staffed by licensed professionals who will answer questions, listen to your concerns, and assist you to connect with the VA Caregiver Support Coordinator where you live.  The Support Line is staffed from 8am to 8pm Monday -Friday. 

Caregiving and Veterans

Caregiving and Veterans

Whether it's former "empty-nest" parents resuming a caregiving role for unmarried children returned home as injured veterans, or a spouse of a veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the responsiblities of the veteran's caregiver can become incredibly overwhelming—mentally, emotionally and physically. With today's medical care system and technologies, we're seeing more veterans living longer lives—but often accompanied by injuries, psychiatric issues and/or physical impairments.



Caregiving takes many forms. Many of us help older, sick, or disabled family members and friends every day. We know we are helping, but we don't think of ourselves as caregivers. We are glad to do this and feel rewarded by it, but if the demands are heavy, over time we can also become exhausted and stressed. We think we should be able to handle caregiving roles on top of busy work and family schedules and begin to feel guilty and depressed as our stamina wanes.

First Steps for New Caregivers

When you're starting out as a family caregiver, it's hard to know where to begin. Perhaps you've only recently realized that a loved one needs assistance, and is no longer as self-sufficient as he or she once was. Or perhaps there has been a sudden change in a loved one's health.

Now it's time to take action, and take stock of the people, services and information that will help you care for your loved one. The earlier you find support, the better.

Caregiving, Mortality and Mobility Decline

Caregiving, mortality, and mobility decline

Citation Fredman, L., Cauley, J.A., Satterfield, S., Simonsick, E., Spencer, S.M., Ayomayon, H., N., & Harris, T.B. (2008). Caregiving, mortality, and mobility decline. Archives of Internal Medicine, 168(19), 2154-2161.

Befriending Carers of People with Dementia...

Befriending carers of people with dementia: Randomised controlled trial

Citation Charlesworth, G., Shepstone, L., Wilson, E., Reynolds, S., Mugford, M., Price, D., Harvey, I., & Poland, F. (2008). Befriending carers of people with dementia: Randomized controlled trial. BMJ, 336, 1295-1297.

Design Randomized controlled trial

Post-Hospital Support Program for the Frail Elderly and Their Caregivers

Post-Hospital Support Program for the Frail Elderly and Their Caregivers: A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation

Citation Oktay, J. S., & Volland, P. J. (1990). Post-hospital support program for the frail elderly and their caregivers: A quasi-experimental evaluation. American Journal of Public Health, 80 (1), 39-46.

Design Quasi - experiment

Purpose The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a support program for caregivers of the frail elderly following hospital discharge.

Costs and Caregiver Consequences of Early Supported Discharge...

Costs and caregiver consequences of early supported discharge for stroke patients

Citation Teng, J., Mayo, N. E., Latimer, E., Hanley, J., Wood-Dauphinee, S., Cote, R., & Scott, S. (2002). Costs and caregiver consequences of early supported discharge for stroke patients. Stroke, 34 528-536.

Design Experiment

Purpose The purpose of this study was to estimate the costs associated with an Early Supported Discharge (ESD) program compared with those of usual care.

Comprehensive Discharge Planning and Home Follow-up of Hospitalized Elders

Comprehensive discharge planning and home follow-up of hospitalized elders

Citation Naylor, M., Brooten, D., Campell, R., Jacobsen, B. S., Mezey, M. D., Pauly, M. v., & Schwartz, J. S. (1999). Comprehensive discharge planning and home follow-up of hospitalized elders. Journal of the American Medical Association, 281 (7), 613-620.

Design Experiment.


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