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Support

As a verb, furnishing funds or means for maintenance; to maintain; to provide for; to enable to continue; to carry on. To provide a means of livelihood. To vindicate, to maintain, to defend, to uphold with aid or countenance.

As a noun, that which furnishes a livelihood; a source or means of living; subsistence, sustenance, maintenance, or living.

Support includes all sources of living that enable a person to live in a degree of comfort suitable and befitting her station in life. Support encompasses housing, food, clothing, health, nursing, and medical needs, along with adequate recreation expenses. Most states impose a legal duty on an individual to support his or her spouse and children.

Cross-references

Child Support.

support

(Assistance), noun accommodation, aid, assist, assistance, auxilium, backing, contribution, cooperation, defense, encouragement, endowment, help, helping hand, lift, livelihood, mainstay, maintenance, patronage, preservation, promotion, relief, subsistence, succor, subsidium, sustenance, upkeep
Associated concepts: alimony, child support, failure to prooide support, inadequate support, maintenance

support

(Corroboration), noun affirmation, approval, attestation, authentication, backing, certification, confirmation, documentation, endorsement, fortification, justification, ratification, strengthening, validation, verification, vindication

support

(Assist), verb accommodate, adesse, aid, back, bolster, champion, come to the defense of, come to the help of, contribute, cooperate with, defend, endorse, feed, finance, furnish funds, further, help, lend money to, maintain, minister to, nourish, patronize, protect, provide for, reinforce, second, subsidize, suffragari, supply the necessities of, sustain, take care of, take the part of, uphold
Foreign phrases: Parentum est liberos alere atiam nothos.It is the duty of parents to support their children even when illegitimate.

support

(Corroborate), verb accredit, affirm, attest, authenticate, back up, bear out, buttress, certify, confirm, establish, make absolute, make good, make more certain, prove, ratify, reinforce, strengthen, substantiate, sustain, uphold in evidence, validate, verify, vindicate, vouch for

support

(Justify), verb account for, approve, defend, defend successfully, explain, give grounds for, make deeense for, make legitimate, provide justification, say in deeense, stand up for, vindicate
See also: abet, abettor, accept, accommodate, accommodation, adhere, adhesion, advantage, advocacy, advocate, agree, aid, alimony, allegiance, allow, approval, approve, assist, assistance, attest, auspices, authorize, backing, base, basis, bear, behalf, benevolence, bolster, bulwark, capitalize, care, certification, charity, charter, choose, concede, concur, confederate, confirm, confirmation, conform, consent, conservation, continue, contribute, cornerstone, corroborate, corroboration, cosign, countenance, countersign, coverage, defend, defense, demonstrate, document, documentation, ecology, embrace, enable, encourage, endorse, enforcement, espouse, establish, excuse, expedite, favor, fealty, finance, foster, foundation, frame, fund, goodwill, grant, ground, guarantee, guaranty, help, indorse, indorsement, insurance, invest, involve, justify, keep, let, livelihood, loyalty, mainstay, maintain, nurture, organize, palliate, participate, partisan, pass, patronage, patronize, pay, pension, permission, permit, preservation, preserve, promise, promote, protect, protection, prove, quote, reassure, recommend, recommendation, regard, reinforce, reinforcement, reliance, relief, resource, safekeeping, safety, sanction, seal, security, service, shelter, side, sponsor, structure, subscribe, subsidize, substantiate, sustain, sustenance, tolerate, underwrite, uphold, verify, vouch

SUPPORT. The right of support is an easement which one man, either by contract or prescription, enjoys, to rest the joists or timbers of his house upon the wall of an adjoining building, owned by another person. 3 Kent, Com. 435. Vide Lois des Bat. part. 1, c. 3, s. a. 1, Sec. T; Party wall.

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Despite available descriptions of state-funded caregiver support programs, little is known about why they are implemented in some states and not others.
Administration on Aging began the National Family Caregiver Support Program in 2000, interest in offering the Caring for You, Caring for Me course rose dramatically across all regions of the country.
Since the need for caregivers is likely to explode in the next thirty years and our health care system is not positioned to be able to offer much assistance, we need to recognize the importance of finding and promoting caregiver support systems that honor and encourage caring for each other.
Because of the theory that stressed caregivers are more likely to abuse an elderly person, caregiver support groups strive to reduce, eliminate, or prevent that level of stress.
The Native American Caregiver Support Program, created in 2000 as part of the new National Family Caregiver Support Program--a new component of the Older Americans Act--provides support to the caregivers of elders who are chronically ill or have disabilities.
Also, the physical and emotional pressures of returning to work, coupled with a decrease in caregiver support, were hypothesized as potential contributors.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is seeking public comments on how it can further strengthen and improve caregiver support through the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC).
Of those surveyed, the vast majority said they were not receiving caregiver support or assistance from the VA.
There are several programs that keep the family in mind, including respite services and a caregiver support program that's offered at some facilities through psychologists and social workers.
Based on their populations of seniors age 70 and older, states and territories can receive grant funding to create interventions for caregivers under the National Family Caregiver Support Program.
Niles Crane on the television show Frasier, testified about caregiver support policy last week in Washington at a hearing organized by the Senate Special Committee on Aging.