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Informal & Formal Support Systems for Older Adults

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What health benefit does a support system provide?

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1. Which of the following is an example of informal support?

2. Which of the following is most affected by having a support system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of support systems for older adults. Some of the points you'll be assessed on include the benefits of having a support system as well as the factors involved in choosing between formal and informal support systems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Health benefits of a support system
  • Informal support examples
  • Things most affected by having a support system in place
  • Potential providers of informal support
  • Factors involved in choosing between formal or informal support systems

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on support systems for older adults
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about support systems for older adults in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding support systems for older adults
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about support systems for older adults

Additional Learning

To learn more about taking care of the elderly, review the accompanying lesson called Informal & Formal Support Systems for Older Adults. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the meaning of 'support system'
  • List two types of support systems and supply an example of each type
  • Understand the importance of support systems for older adults
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