Aging in place: Selecting and supporting caregivers of the older adult

Jennifer Fernandez, Jennifer Reckrey*, Lee A Lindquist

*Corresponding author for this work

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Most older adults want to remain in their homes as long as humanly possible. In order to maintain their ability to age in place, older adults rely on caregivers to assist them in the activities for which they need assistance. Caregivers are usually classified into two realms: family caregivers and paid caregivers. Being a caregiver can be both a rewarding and a stressful burden. This chapter reviews key features of family and paid caregivers, provides resources for caregivers, and offers guidance on selecting and hiring paid caregivers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNew Directions in Geriatric Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Trends, and Evidence-Based Practice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319281377
ISBN (Print)9783319281353
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Caregiver
  • Caregiver burden
  • Dementia
  • Home aide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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