Caregiving in Times of Uncertainty: Helping Adult Children of Aging Parents Find Support during the COVID-19 Outbreak

Elizabeth Lightfoot, Rajean P. Moone

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic, which is especially dangerous to older people, has disrupted the lives of older people and their family caregivers. This commentary outlines the adaptive and emerging practices in formal supportive services for family caregivers, the changing types of support that family caregivers are providing to their older relatives, and the ways family caregivers are seeking informal caregiving support during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)542-552
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Gerontological Social Work
Volume63
Issue number6-7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Caregiving
  • family relationships
  • home and community-based services
  • long-term care; older adults
  • social support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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