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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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For more information about VA Caregiver Support programs, visit www.
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.
Specific federal legislation and the implementation of programs, such as the 2000 National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP), the 2006 Lifespan Respite Care Act, and Real Choice System Change grants offered since 2001, offer some funding to states to support family caregiving in the home.
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.
Launched by the Academy for Educational Development (AED), the support pack provides the caregivers of children under five orphaned by AIDS in Kenya with urgently needed services and care items, such as a prepaid card good for full immunizations, as well as preschool fees, weekly home visits by a trained community mentor, and access to a caregiver support group for one year.
Kaluzna leads caregiver support groups for the local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association in Chicago.
The White House press release recognizing the designation contains praise for the National Family Caregiver Support Program, which "gives family caregivers counseling, information, respite care, and supplemental services.
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.
In addition, 177 Native American Caregiver Support Grants, available under the new National Family Caregiver Support Program, will support the caregivers of American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian elders.