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support

 [sŭ-port´]
1. a structure that bears the weight of something else.
2. a mechanism or arrangement that helps keep something else functioning.
3. the foundation upon which a denture rests.
caregiver support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the provision of the necessary information, advocacy, and support to facilitate primary patient care by someone other than a health care professional. See also caregiver.
decision-making support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing information and support for a patient who is making a decision regarding health care.
emotional support
1. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the provision of reassurance, acceptance, and encouragement in times of stress.
2. a nursing intervention in the nursing minimum data set; actions designed to meet the affective, psychological, and social needs of the patient or client.
family support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as promotion of family values, interests, and goals.
support hose an elastic garment for a limb that enhances venous circulation through creation of a pressure gradient by fabric pressure. See also compression therapy.
physician support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as collaborating with physicians to provide quality patient care.
sibling support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting a sibling to cope with a brother's or sister's illness, chronic condition, or disability.
spiritual support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting the patient to feel balance and connection with a greater power.
sustenance support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as helping a needy individual/family to locate food, clothing, or shelter.

caregiver support

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as provision of the necessary information, advocacy, and support to facilitate primary patient care by someone other than a health care professional. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
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The New York State Department Of Health (nysdoh), Office Of Health Insurance Programs (ohip), Division Of Long Term Care, Bureau Of Community Integration And Alzheimer s Disease, Alzheimer s Disease Program (adp) Announces The Availability Of Funding For The Alzheimer s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative For Underserved Communities.
The need for dementia education and caregiver support has risen with the aging of the "baby boomer" generation, mainly because those providing unpaid care are primarily family members and friends, not eldercare professionals, according to a news release from the organization.
The money will create an endowment to support a new frailty and physical disabilities clinic, a caregiver support program and a special behavioral problems clinic, the university said.
Other benefits include caregiver support services, total homemaker services and additional stay-at-home services, such as payments for home modifications, medical equipment, caregiver training, home safety checks and medical alert systems.
Established in the 1960s to govern social services for seniors, the Older Americans Act is the umbrella for programs such as Meals on Wheels and oversees grants to senior centers, elder rights protection agencies, family caregiver support organizations and many other programs.
We also started a Caregiver Support Group, where caregivers and family members run monthly meetings and share ideas.
The weSPARK center in Valencia will offer limited programming until its permanent location can be secured, including in-treatment and caregiver support groups.
Caregiver support and education tend to be separated into programs that address the needs of professional or formal caregivers or the needs of family or informal caregivers.
Takamura has a long track record in developing long term care legislation, including creation of a modernized Older Americans Act and establishment of the National Family Caregiver Support program in 2000.
Kaluzna leads caregiver support groups for the local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association in Chicago.
Caregiver support systems such as hospice are likely to reduce caregiver strain and consequent utilization of health care resources.
In a caregiver support group for the elderly people, group members were discussing stressful caregiving situations.