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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.


Child 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


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


(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.


(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


(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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5 Million Per Year Will Be Available To Fund Up To Fifteen (15) Entities Across New York State (nys) Over A Five-year Period To Provide A Wide Range Of Caregiver Support And Respite Services For Caregivers Of Individuals With Ad/d, Either Or Both Of Whom Are Members Of Underserved Communities.
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.
In addition, 177 Native American Caregiver Support Grants, available under the new National Family Caregiver Support Program, will support the caregivers of American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian elders.
Also, the physical and emotional pressures of returning to work, coupled with a decrease in caregiver support, were hypothesized as potential contributors.
12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PSS, a local leader in services and caregiver support for older New Yorkers (www.
Cuomo's Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Initiative, which was announced earlier this year as part of the 2015-16 Executive Budget.
Five years ago, DAV played an instrumental role in developing the legislation requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a comprehensive caregiver support program for family caregivers of severely injured veterans.
Learn more about care options such as home health services, adult day care, respite care services, caregiver support programs, and nursing homes or assisted living facilities.
Share the Care: How to Organize a Group to Care for Someone Who Is Seriously Ill'' (Fireside Books; $14), by Cappy Capossela and Sheila Warnock, is a tool for starting a caregiver support group.
Title: Alzheimer's Treatment and Caregiver Support Act