Bridging the Family Care Gap
  • Author : Joseph Gaugler
  • Release Date : 09 January 2021
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 13 : 9780128138991

Download or read book entitled Bridging the Family Care Gap written by Joseph Gaugler and published by Academic Press online. This book was released on 09 January 2021 with total pages 496. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bridging the Family Care Gap explores expected future shortages of family caregivers of older persons and identifies potential solutions. The book examines the sustainability and availability of care management models and whether they can be effectively scaled up to meet community needs. It identifies newly emerging policy initiatives at local, state, and federal levels. The book addresses the state of family caregiving science, dissemination and implementation of promising programs and supports, technological innovations, and other strategies to offset the family care gap. This edited volume also explores lay healthcare workers as guides, interpreters, and advocates in healthcare systems that provide continuity of contact for family caregivers. Details threats to family caregiving-sociodemographic, chronic disease, and socioeconomic challenges Presents solutions to the caregiving gap in a systematic, synthesized manner Addresses the intersection of family caregiving and technology Discusses chronic disease management to offset and reduce the need for family caregiving Describes models of caregiver support in work settings Reimagines the delivery of long-term services and supports with novel initiatives