Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Caregiving and Home Care

Michael John Stones

Lakehead University


Caregivers Care Recipients Level of Care Types of Care Care Effectiveness Institutional Care Home Care Care Provision Categories Care Requirements Care Delivery Care Effectiveness Caregiving Policies

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Caregiving refers to care provision for people sick, disabled or vulnerable. Caregivers are those who provide such care and care receivers are those in receipt of such care. Caregivers include professionals, family members, friends, neighbours, volunteers, etc. that assist care recipients in settings that include short stay and longer stay hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living homes, and private residences. Caring relates to the type and severity of conditions that characterize a care recipient and to the context in which those conditions occur. The contexts include institutional and community settings and level of support for the recipient within those settings.

The purpose of this book is to provide cutting-edge evidence-driven information that includes (but is not necessarily limited to) the following:

(1) Facilitators and barriers for effective caregiving by different types of caregiver (e.g., formal and informal caregivers);

(2) Effective caregiving practices associated with different types of illness, disability or vulnerability (e.g., cancer care, palliative care);

(3) Care provision in institutional and community settings;

(4) Issues related to evaluation of the effectiveness of caregiving practices;

(5) Policy concerns with respect to caregiving.

The expectation is that the volume will be useful to academics, care providers and recipients, and those interested in matters of policy.

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Date completed: November 28th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: April 13th 2020

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Review results due: July 2nd 2020

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Expected publication date: August 31st 2020

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About the editor

Michael John Stones

Lakehead University

Michael Stones is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Canada. His previous professorships were at Lakehead University, the University of Waterloo, and Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador. He was also Director of the Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health at Lakehead University, Scientific Director of the University Institute of Social Gerontology of Quebec in Montreal, and Co-Director of the Gerontology Centre at Lakehead University. His research mainly relates to gerontology. The topics he studied include happiness and quality of life, later life sexuality, physical performance and later life potential, caregiving and institutional care, and elder abuse.

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