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Elder Law Program Publishes Handbook for Caregivers

Posted on | April 29, 2011 | Comments Off on Elder Law Program Publishes Handbook for Caregivers

Mānoa’s Elder Law Program published Deciding ‘What’s Next?–A Legal Handbook for Hawaiʻi’s Older Persons, Families, and Caregivers, a sequel to its handbook, Deciding Who Cares, that includes updates on laws and data current to spring 2011. The handbook guides the reader in a simplified way through several areas of legal concerns affecting older persons as well as their families and those who care for them. It also addresses the various challenges caregivers face in helping elders in the home and in the community.

“Often the work that caregivers do is under appreciated, invisible and uncompensated. This book highlights their need for support, information, resources and solutions to better be prepared to meet those challenges and be comfortable in their role as caregivers,” says Professor James H. Pietsch, director of the UHELP.

The publication of the handbook was made possible by the work of the State of Hawaiʻi Executive Office on Aging, the Hawaiʻi County Office on Aging, the Kauaʻi County Agency on Elderly Affairs, the Maui County Office on Aging, the Elderly Affairs Division of the City and County of Honolulu, with funding from the U.S. Administration on Aging. Copies can be obtained for free at the City and County of Honolulu.