Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

First Advisor

Carol F. Kuechler, Ph. D.

Second Advisor

Glenda Dewberry-Rooney, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Anthony R. Wagner, M.S.W.


The fastest growing population in the United States today are people aged 85 and older. Consequently, more American families than ever before are involved in providing some type of care or support to an elderly family member. The resulting need for assistance with daily living comes at a time when increasing numbers of women, the traditional caregivers, are entering the work force. This paper examines the research about caregiving employees and presents remedies that have been presented in the literature. A work-site model is proposed for the use of time-limited psycho-educational support groups that recognize and address the special needs of employed caregivers.


SC 11.MSW.1996.Durkee.KL

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