Strategies to Support Rural Caregivers: Practice, Education and Training, Research, Policy, and Advocacy

  • Carolyn S. WilkenEmail author
  • Brianne McCarthy Stanback
Part of the Caregiving: Research, Practice, Policy book series (CARE)


Rural caregivers need support in areas that are similar to and yet very different from their urban counterparts. Regardless of geographic location, caregivers report needs for assistance with physical care of their care receiver, dealing with medical professionals; medication and nutrition issues; managing formal caregivers; financial, legal, and insurance concerns; appropriate and affordable housing; transportation; psychosocial issues of both the caregiver and the care receiver, and family relationships (Bédard et al., 2004; Glasgow, 2000; NRHA, 2004). Caregiving situations in rural communities mirror those in urban settings and include providing care for aging persons as well as children or adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities, or acute and chronic medical conditions.


Rural Community Mental Health Professional Family Caregiver Professional Caregiver Care Receiver 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carolyn S. Wilken
    • 1
    Email author
  • Brianne McCarthy Stanback
    • 2
  1. 1.FamilyYouth and Community SciencesUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.University of South FloridaTampaUSA

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