Characteristics of Caregivers and Factors Contributing to Institutionalization: Specific functional limitations and length of caregiving are factors associated with the institutionalization of a family member.
JUDITH NIELSEN, MSN, CNS-C, is a home health nurse at the Visiting Nurse Association in Mobile, Alabama. CAROL HENDERSON, EdD, is a chair/professor at Springhill College, Division of Nursing, Mobile, Alabama. MARY COX, MBA, MSW, is a retired clinical social worker who resides in Satsuma, Alabama. SUSAN WILLIAMS, RN, MSN, is an intake care coordinator at Home Care Services, in Fairhope, Alabama. PEGGY GREEN, MSN, is an assessment coordinator at Mercy Medical, Daphne, Alabama.