Issues in Family Care of the Elderly: Characteristics of Care, Burden on Family Members, and Support Programs

By Jenny Brodsky, Shirli Resnizki, Daniella Citron

Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, 2011

Informal care of the elderly has long been an important theme in gerontological research. It is now, however, the object of renewed interest, as socio-demographic developments present policymakers and service planners with new challenges. It is not only that the growing trend to keep elders in the community whenever possible is greatly dependent on the availability of informal caregivers, but also that the care that they provide is becoming more complex and requires greater understanding, knowledge, and skills in a range of areas. There is, consequently, an increasing tendency to consider the caregivers themselves as a target population for the service system and greater efforts are being made to identify their needs, out of concern for their physical and mental health and with the aim of sustaining this important resource. The report focuses on the system of care of the elderly provided by family members in light of these developments.

Topic: Professional Development, Workplace, Mental Health, Medical Care, Employment, Family, Aging, Elderly, Jobs

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Brodsky, Jenny. Resnizki, Shirli. Citron, Daniella. Issues in Family Care of the Elderly: Characteristics of Care, Burden on Family Members, and Support Programs. Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute. 2011: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13507


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