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Transitions in Caregiving: Evaluating a Person-Centered Approach to Supporting Family Caregivers in the Community


Caregivers of older adults provide a wide range of informal supports and services that enable older adults to continue living in the community. This study describes the use of a multi-component intervention combined with a person-centered approach to assist caregivers of older adults in the community. 418 caregiver and care recipient dyads participated in this study and their outcomes related to burden, depression, well-being and care recipient functional status were evaluated. The findings suggest that adult child and spousal caregivers experience burden differently. Programs designed to support caregivers must tailor services to the unique needs of adult child and spousal caregivers.

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Journal of Gerontological Social Work


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