Family caregiving has received much attention within the last decade. Family caregiving encompasses an array of issues involving the care of dependent family members, cutting across diverse perspectives. The issues on which researchers, practitioners, and policy makers have focused have ranged from concerns about the primary caregiver (e.g., Stone, Cafferata and Sangl, 1987) to questions about the effectiveness of social service programs in meeting the growing demands of family caregiving (Caserta et al., 1987; Burdz, Eaton and Bond, 1988; Green and Monahan, 1989; Lawton, Brody and Saperstein, 1989; Montgomery and Borgatta, 1989; Berry, Zarit and Rabatin, 1991), to concerns about cost-containment or reduced government involvement when the economy is in trouble.