By Bert Hayslip Jr. PhD, Julie Hicks Patrick PhD
Relocating past easily describing the diversities among custodial and noncustodial grandparents, this quantity locations assisting efforts with grandparents in theoretical, empirical, and pragmatic contexts. Stressing the significance of theoretically grounded interventions and empirically-based reviews for the layout, implementation, and investment of courses, the chapters outline an "action-oriented" process towards altering the lives of grandparents and their grandchildren. issues contain: In what methods do aid teams support; taking care of childrens with developmental disabilities; Predictors of mental misery; development parenting abilities; and techniques for fixing daily difficulties, between others.
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Most communities have programs and services to support families providing care for aging relatives and to help alleviate caregiver distress. , time management, stress management, communication skills), resolving family conflicts, eliciting informal and formal support, and engaging in long-term planning (Smith, Smith, & Toseland, 1991). Intervention strategies designed to support family caregivers include educational programs, support groups, individual therapy, and family counseling. Community educational programs are a common, low-cost means of providing information to individuals faced with the challenges of providing care for aging relatives.
1993). Respite Programs Respite programs provide temporary, short-term supervisory, personal, and nursing care for older adults with physical and cognitive impairments. Although older adults arc the recipients of care, these dual-purpose programs provide relief for family caregivers from the constant responsibilities of caring for dependent older adults. Programs provide respite services in the home or at specific sites in the community such as adult dav centers, nursing homes, or hospitals. A variety of factors, including awareness, accessibility, cost, perceived need, and normative beliefs, contribute to the likelihood of caregivers using respite services.