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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging$
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Barbara Berkman and Sarah D'Ambruoso

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173727

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.001.0001

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Policies Affecting Families of Older Adults With Care Needs

Policies Affecting Families of Older Adults With Care Needs

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(p.915) 85 Policies Affecting Families of Older Adults With Care Needs
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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging
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Lydia Li

Jane A. Rafferty

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0085

This chapter describes two federal programs that aim to support families of elderly persons with care needs: the Family and Medical Leave Act and the National Family Caregiver Support Program. It first presents the history, provision, and implementation of each program, then discusses their loopholes in addressing the needs of family caregivers and the implications for social work.

Keywords:   elderly, Medical Leave Act, Caregiver Support Program, social work practice, caregiving, elder care

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