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Continuing to care : older Americans and their families

Author: Karen Ann Conner
Publisher: New York : Falmer Press, 2000.
Series: Garland reference library of social science, v. 1173.; Garland reference library of social science., Issues in aging ;, v. 11.
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"Continuing to Care: Older Americans and Their Families presents analysis of this challenging and deeply personal social dilemma. What is the future of family-based care for older Americans? This is a question that touches so many Americans as they struggle to meet obligations to family members and as they worry about one day becoming a burden to their loved ones."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Ann Conner
ISBN: 0815328893 9780815328896
OCLC Number: 41754623
Description: xii, 274 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Continuing to care? Aging American families --
Family caregiving in America's past and in other places --
American culture and intergenerational reciprocity --
Family caregivers --
Older people as care providers --
Family care in minority and ethnic communities --
Caregiver stress and potential elder abuse --
The team approach to caregiving: Families and community services --
Long-term care and the continuing obligations of families --
New approaches to caring for older Americans.
Series Title: Garland reference library of social science, v. 1173.; Garland reference library of social science., Issues in aging ;, v. 11.
Responsibility: Karen A. Conner.

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This book examines the challenges produced by the aging of American society and the change in the American family system.  Read more...
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"Focusing on the services available to family caregivers within the extended family, the community, and the government, the author also stresses the reciprocal nature of the relationship between Read more...

 
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