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Tamara Woods corresponding author

Abstract

The study examined the experiences of African American grandmothers living in rural settings providing care to their grandchildren, in the mist of their own chronic health issues. The study explored the health, physical functioning, well-being, support, and resources of these grandmothers. The custodial grandmothers reported challenges and needs which included their own health issues, lack of support, financial concerns, transportation and childcare issues.   The findings revealed that developing health education programs and other formal supports focusing on health, and resources have a positive effect on the grandmother’s perceptions regarding their health and support.

Keywords
rural grandparenting, grandparent caregivers, kinship care, grandparent health, Wellness theory

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How to Cite
Woods, T. (2022). Rural grandparenting: A Wellness approach. Social Work and Social Welfare, 4(2), 216-222. https://doi.org/10.25082/SWSW.2022.02.001

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