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Rural ageingA good place to grow old?$
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Norah Keating

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781861349019

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861349019.001.0001

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Respite for rural and remote caregivers

Respite for rural and remote caregivers

(p.52) (p.53) Six Respite for rural and remote caregivers
Rural ageing

Neena L. Chappell

Bonnie Schroeder

Michelle Gibbens

Policy Press

This chapter presents a report on the six guiding principles that are derived from the information shared by project personnel. These are raising awareness of caregiver issues, encouraging caregiver leadership, acknowledging caregivers as partners in care, building community capacity, networking to engage and maintain the interest of key stakeholders, and developing advisory steering committee structures. It also studies the implementation of ‘respite as an outcome, not a service’ in three rural regions of Canada, using the point of view of the project personnel who were working within formal organisational structures.

Keywords:   guiding principles, caregiver issues, caregiver leadership, caregivers, community capacity, networking, respite, Canada, formal organisational structures

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