Family members are increasingly likely to provide caregiving for older adults as the US population ages. This book summarizes what we know about caregiving by spouses and other intimate partners, adult children, siblings, grandchildren, friends, and other relatives, as well as by members of racial, ethnic, and sexual minority groups.
Twyla J. Hill is Professor of Sociology at Wichita State University, USA. Her areas of specialty are Aging and Families. She has published on grandparent-hood, caregiving, sexuality of cardiac patients, and other social policy topics. She teaches Sociology of Aging, Families and Aging, and Aging and Public Policy.
1. Preface: Family Caregiving in Aging Populations 2. Acknowledgments 3. Social Context of Family Caregiving 4. Spousal and Intimate Partner Caregiving 5. Adult Child Caregiving 6. Caregiving by Other Relatives, Secondary Caregivers, and Members of Minority Groups 7. Current Policy Regarding Caregiving and Policy Implications