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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.
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The Administration for Community Living (ACL) conducted an outcome evaluation of the Older Americans Act Title III-E National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP).The NFCSP provides grants to states and territories to fund various supports that help family and informal caregivers care for older adults in their homes for as long as possible.
These professionals can provide information and connect you with VA services such as a caregiver support coordinator located in your nearest VA medical facility.
Our caregiver support program has expanded because of the number of calls we get from adult children who need more education and resources.
Following the review of the Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP), the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) confirmed that family caregivers who participated in the full TCARE protocol and then continued to be served through the FCSP six months later demonstrated positive changes, which consistent over the six-month measured period, despite an increase in assistance needed by their care receivers.
Insurers said they would like to see more research on the effectiveness of different types of caregiver training and caregiver support programs.
Such a strategy would ideally include measures to prepare health care systems to respond to caregiver needs, address an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse caregiver population and pilot and implement caregiver support mechanisms within Medicare, Medicaid and the U.S.
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This program can be reached through the VAMC's Caregiver Support Line at 1-855260-3274.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (www.pcf.org) includes patient and caregiver support information such as how to find a doctor and sources of financial assistance, as well as inspirational survivor stories.
If you are a caregiver, lighten your load by asking for help from others and attending caregiver support group meetings.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group Meeting 6-7:30 p.m.