Family Caregivers of the Frail Elderly: A Jewish Communal Response to Expressed Needs

By Shari L. Brotman, Mark J. Yaffe

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 1993

This study explores expressed needs of family caregivers of the frail elderly of Montreal. Particular attention was paid to comparisons between Jewish caregivers of Ashkenazi and Sephardi origin. Younger caregivers were significantly more able to gain access to formal resources, as well as to maintain more informal family andfriend support. In contrast, older caregivers felt more isolated and had lower life satisfaction. Sephardi caregivers were significantly more isolated and less able to mobilize outside resources than Ashkenazi caregivers. All caregivers expressed significant service needs in areas of financial support, assisted transportation, ongoing counseling, and respite care.

Topic: Social Services, Abuse, Health and Healing, Aging, Elderly

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 70/No. 1

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Canada

Language: English

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Brotman, Shari L. Yaffe, Mark J. Family Caregivers of the Frail Elderly: A Jewish Communal Response to Expressed Needs. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 1993: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3308


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