Geographic location has important implications for caregivers. For example, rural caregivers are older, have higher rates of chronic conditions and disability, and often require more extensive support than their urban counterparts. Yet, rural areas have more limited health care, infrastructure, and economic resources, all of which could result in greater strain on unpaid caregivers. Any programs or policies designed to support unpaid caregivers in rural areas should take this unique context into account. This chapter presents background on the rural context for caregivers and provides a discussion of the ways in which policies and programs can best support them.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Bridging the Family Care Gap|
|Number of pages||22|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2021|
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