caregiver well-being, care burden, care interventions, and diverse caregiving

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Social Work


The United States’ aging population has led to a greater need for caregivers. This responsibility often falls to family members. Social workers can support family caregivers, but mindfulness about group and individual differences is crucial. Understanding diverse needs of family caregivers and recipients will help social workers effectively implement interventions.

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This chapter is part of an in-progress open textbook, with the working title Anti-Ageism Social Work; Lihua Huang, Sally Pelon, and Scott Berlin, eds.

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