|Author||: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine|
|File Size||: 42,7 Mb|
|Publisher||: National Academies Press|
|Release Date||: 08 November 2016|
|Pages||: 366 pages|
Families Caring for an Aging America by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Book PDF Summary
Family caregiving affects millions of Americans every day, in all walks of life. At least 17.7 million individuals in the United States are caregivers of an older adult with a health or functional limitation. The nation's family caregivers provide the lion's share of long-term care for our older adult population. They are also central to older adults' access to and receipt of health care and community-based social services. Yet the need to recognize and support caregivers is among the least appreciated challenges facing the aging U.S. population. Families Caring for an Aging America examines the prevalence and nature of family caregiving of older adults and the available evidence on the effectiveness of programs, supports, and other interventions designed to support family caregivers. This report also assesses and recommends policies to address the needs of family caregivers and to minimize the barriers that they encounter in trying to meet the needs of older adults.