Caregiving Sourcebook

Of the 12.8 million Americans estimated to need long-term care assistance, only about 2.4 million live in institutions. Family and friends help the majority of individuals requiring long-term care, while a much smaller number receive assistance from government programs. Caregiving Sourcebook provides information to help caregivers and their families prepare and accomplish the variety of tasks involved in caregiving. Readers will learn essential information about caregiving responsibilities and options, care environments, tips for care of specific conditions or diseases, and the effects of caregiving on the caregiver. Other topics covered include planning for the future, financial concerns, and legal issues. The book also contains a glossary, a guide to federal resource programs, and a list of organizational resources.