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(p. 51) Risk Area 5: Social Support 

(p. 51) Risk Area 5: Social Support
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(p. 51) Risk Area 5: Social Support
Author(s):

Louis D. Burgio

and Matthew J. Wynn

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190855949.003.0007
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date: 13 April 2021

This chapter describes one of the five risk areas, namely, social support. The chapter is designed to address problems regarding social isolation and to help caregivers maintain contact with their social network. The goal of this chapter is to help caregivers receive the assistance they need with both caregiving and noncaregiving tasks from both formal (e.g., community services or agencies) and informal (e.g., family and friends) sources. When issues of isolation or low social support are identified in the risk appraisal, this chapter will be used to guide Action Plan development in order to provide caregivers with the resources and information they need to improve social support.

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