Feminist perspectives on family care: policies for gender justice
Sage Pubications, 29 ago 1995 - 418 pagine
Today women find themselves playing an ever-increasing role in caring for older family members who are frail, developmentally disabled, or suffering from serious mental illness. While this has role of women as caregivers has been documented, the actual impact on the lives of women has remained largely unstudied. In this volume, the authors examine caregiving as a central feminist issue, looking at its impact on women socially, personally, and economically. The authors review how changing family structures, the changing economy and workforce, and the changing health care demands of needy adults have impacted on women's lives. They critique existing public and private policies, demonstrating a need for fundamental structural changes in social institutions and attitudes to improve the lives of women. Finally, they propose a social model of care that is oriented toward gender justice--recognition of the work of caring and its impact upon women socially, personally, and economically. For students, scholars and practitioners in the field of gerontology, gender studies, and social work, this book is a must.
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Eighty-eight percent of the institutional "placements" in the current developmental
disabilities residential services system ... Only minimal support for community-
based social services is available through Medicaid, and home care services are
12 Social Services and Social Supports Economic supports to family caregivers
of dependents with chronic disabilities must be part of a larger integrated system
of long-term care that combines social, health, and mental health services ...
The National Institute on Adult Day Care (NIAD), organized in 1979 as a unit of
the National Council on the Aging, aims to ... Services are usually offered on a
means-tested basis, and include rehabilitation, nursing, social services,
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