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Published by Springer Pub. Co. in New York .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • United States.


  • Older people -- United States -- Social conditions.,
  • Older people -- United States -- Economic conditions.,
  • Older people -- Care -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

StatementWilliam J. Sauer, Raymond T. Coward, editors.
SeriesSpringer series on adulthood and aging ;, v. 14
ContributionsSauer, William J., Coward, Raymond T.
LC ClassificationsHV1461 .S56 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 284 p. :
Number of Pages284
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3027709M
ISBN 100826142702
LC Control Number85008162

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This book offers for the first time a clear conception of what social support networks are, why they are important, how they are identified and sustained, where they fit in an overall framework of human services, and their limits and potential in selected fields of practice. Individual chapters explore: child, adolescent, and family services; daycare and early childhood development; . Informal care is seen both as an expression of social capital and as an activity that builds social capital. It is an indicator of resources of mutual support within social networks, and it has the effect of adding to the stock of social resources. The book makes a case, therefore, for facilitating the development of social capital by. Get this from a library! Social support networks and the care of the elderly: theory, research, and practice. [William J Sauer; Raymond T Coward;]. Includes advice on challenging behaviour, moving and lifting people and medicines. Caring for children and young people. Services, support and tips if you care for someone un and moving to adult social services. Making decisions for someone else. Includes powers of attorney and mental capacity.

Social networks alone cannot fulfill the important need for social contact but are a valid and increasingly used tool to complement other ways of social interaction. In order to get older people to use social networks family members, care-givers, community facilitators and trainers should step in and provide assistance. Suggested Citation:"INFORMAL SOCIAL SUPPORT SYSTEMS FOR THE FRAIL ELDERLY."National Research Council. America's Aging: Health in an Older gton, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: / Social support Problems of elderly women can be mitigated to a great extend, if they have proper social support system. Elderly women are more vulnerable to mistreatment due to various factors. Several studies show that, status of an elderly woman is determined by her marital status, economic status, physical and mental health and social network. In Mexico, socioeconomic conditions for the elderly are adverse, and familial and non-familial support networks are one of the most important elements in .

The term "social support" often appears in discussions of relationships. Social support means having friends and other people, including family, to turn to in times of need or crisis to give you a broader focus and positive self-image. Social support enhances quality of life and provides a buffer against adverse life events. Social support can take different forms. This book offers a holistic review of gerontological theories and literature, and constructs a conceptual framework of social support networks, coping and positive aging. It is the first book to cover an indigenous construct of positive aging among Hong Kong older : Susu Liu. Social support networks and the care of the elderly: theory, research, and practice. Request This. Title Social support networks and the care of the elderly: theory, research, and practice / William J. Sauer, Raymond T. Coward, editors. Format Book Published New York: .   Abstract. Purpose: This study examined connections (linking, compensatory, or none) between three systems of social support (informal, church, and formal). Predictors of each system were also examined. Design and Methods: A community sample of caregivers who provided care to older African American participants in the Duke Established Populations for Cited by: