Additionally, Connecticut administrative officials voiced concern that caregiver support
programs would result in a large demand for services from families who might otherwise have managed without them.
Toseland (1995) explained that caregiver support
groups serve eight core functions of stress reduction for caregivers: (1) respite from the caregiving role; (2) reduction in feelings of isolation and loneliness; (3) a safe place to vent pent up emotions and share feelings and experiences in a supportive atmosphere;(4) a place to receive validation of their thoughts, feelings, and experiences of caregiving; (5) a place to receive affirmation of the importance of their caregiving and to become more hopeful; (6) provide education about the aging process; (7) provide techniques for problem solving and coping; and (8) to help with action plans for resolving pressing caregiving problems.
A caregiver support
breakout session takes place once per year within this group, so that caregivers have an opportunity to meet with each other without the veteran they care for present.
Title: Alzheimer's Treatment and Caregiver Support
Kempthorne's initiative, A Lifetime of Health and Dignity--Confronting Long-Term Care Challenges in America, appears to have a consumer focus, emphasizing community-based care, family caregiver support
, promotion of wellness and disease management, and personal financial planning.
Source: The National Family Caregiver Support
Kaplan's chapter on caregiver support
groups is characteristically thorough, addressing both the logistics of setting up a group and the interpersonal dynamics of group operation.
The spouse telephone support program, which is part of VA's Caregiver Support
Program, builds spouses' ability to cope with the challenges that reintegration to civilian society can bring, helps them serve as a pillar of support for returning Veterans, and eases the transition for families after deployments.
Tenders are invited for caregiver support
services provide an opportunity to maintain or improve the social and physical well-being of the caregiver.
Along with several members of our Auxiliary who have years of experience with this issue, I shared our stories with elected leaders in the hope they will do the right thing by approving caregiver support
for all generations of disabled veterans.
Congress could create a caregiver support
advisory council that would leave representatives from the insurance industry in the audience seats.
No reasonable justification can be provided as to why pre-9/11 veterans with a service-connected injury or illness should be excluded from the caregiver program, which is why PVA is working to expand eligibility for VA caregiver support