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Older Caregivers: Who They Are and How to Support Them.

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Petry, SE; Lara, L; Boucher, NA
Published in: Journal of aging & social policy
March 2022

Caregivers play a crucial role in providing health and social supports to their family and friends. Older adults who take on caregiving roles are themselves uniquely vulnerable to negative health and financial effects due to their age and underlying health risks. Many caregivers do not receive adequate support - either formally or informally - exacerbating the strains of providing care. Racial and ethnic minority caregivers may be less likely to report receiving support in their role and face additional challenges. We describe these caregivers over 65 and the burdens they face. We recommend community health workers, direct compensation, and normalization of respite care to support these essential care workers in their role and as they age.

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Journal of aging & social policy

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1545-0821

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0895-9420

Publication Date

March 2022

Start / End Page

1 / 14

Related Subject Headings

  • Gerontology
  • 4407 Policy and administration
  • 1701 Psychology
  • 1607 Social Work
  • 1605 Policy and Administration
 

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Petry, S. E., Lara, L., & Boucher, N. A. (2022). Older Caregivers: Who They Are and How to Support Them. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1080/08959420.2022.2051683
Petry, Sarah E., Luz Lara, and Nathan A. Boucher. “Older Caregivers: Who They Are and How to Support Them.Journal of Aging & Social Policy, March 2022, 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1080/08959420.2022.2051683.
Petry SE, Lara L, Boucher NA. Older Caregivers: Who They Are and How to Support Them. Journal of aging & social policy. 2022 Mar;1–14.
Petry, Sarah E., et al. “Older Caregivers: Who They Are and How to Support Them.Journal of Aging & Social Policy, Mar. 2022, pp. 1–14. Epmc, doi:10.1080/08959420.2022.2051683.
Petry SE, Lara L, Boucher NA. Older Caregivers: Who They Are and How to Support Them. Journal of aging & social policy. 2022 Mar;1–14.

Published In

Journal of aging & social policy

DOI

EISSN

1545-0821

ISSN

0895-9420

Publication Date

March 2022

Start / End Page

1 / 14

Related Subject Headings

  • Gerontology
  • 4407 Policy and administration
  • 1701 Psychology
  • 1607 Social Work
  • 1605 Policy and Administration