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Homeward BoundModern Families, Elder Care, and Loss$
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Amy Ziettlow and Naomi Cahn

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190261092

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261092.001.0001

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The Costs of Care

The Costs of Care

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(p.39) 3 The Costs of Care
Source:
Homeward Bound
Author(s):

Amy Ziettlow

Naomi Cahn

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261092.003.0004

Chapter 3 focuses on the demands of providing care. It explores how families found support in managing the costs of care, including money, time, and emotion. It first addresses the financial responsibilities of elder care and contrasts those voluntarily-assumed obligations with the somewhat-punitive state filial responsibility laws. It then looks at the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which is the primary source of legal recognition for the time involved in caregiving. Lastly, the chapter explores how best to protect the caregiver from abuse.

Keywords:   caregiver, FMLA, Family, Medical, money, time, filial responsibility, law

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