Community Resources for Older Adults provides comprehensive, up-to-date information on programs, services, and policies pertaining to older adults. Authors Robbyn R. Wacker and Karen A. Roberto build reader awareness of programs and discuss how to better understand help-seeking behavior, as well as explain ways to take advantage of the resources available to older adults. The substantially revised Fifth Edition includes new topics and updated research, tables, and figures to help answer key questions about the evolution and utilization of programs for older adults and the challenges that service providers face.
Chapter 16: Caregiver Support Services
Caregiver Support Services
William, 78 years old, was at the end of his rope when he called the Area Agency on Aging. He had resisted making the call for months, but a close friend urged him to get help. William had watched his wife’s memory fade year by year, but he could not completely accept that she had Alzheimer’s disease. His health care provider told him that the stress and continuous physical exertion were ...