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Aging Families and Caregiving (Wiley Series in Clinical by Sara Honn Qualls, Steven H. Zarit

By Sara Honn Qualls, Steven H. Zarit

With the sector of geriatric psychological healthiness turning out to be swiftly within the subsequent decade because the child Boomers age, this well timed consultant brings jointly a remarkable crew of overseas participants to supply tips for caregivers, households, and people who assistance them on dealing with caregiving demanding situations for getting older kin. getting older households and Caregiving is helping psychological future health pros advisor households and different caregivers as they comply with the calls for of taking care of getting older family and gives crucial guidance for the pros treating this special-needs inhabitants.

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Demo, K. R. Allen, & M. A. ), Handbook of family diversity (pp. 252–273). New York: Oxford University Press. Baker, L. , Cahalin, L. , & Gerst, K. (2005). Productive activities and subjective well-being among older adults: The influence of number of activities and time commitment. Social Indicators Research, 73, 431–458. Bedford, V. H. (1995). Sibling relationships in middle and old age. In R. Blieszner & V. H. ), Handbook of aging and the family (pp. 201– 222). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Bedford, V.

By contrast, all but three of the Cambodian older adults resided with a grown son or daughter, and they expected the son or daughter to honor and care for them in old age as part of Khmer Buddhism. Nonetheless, the Cambodian older women were responsible for cooking, cleaning, and caring for children while the middle generation worked. indd 34 11/21/08 10:20:31 AM Types of Family Support 35 resided with their children, but they were often dissatisfied with their intergenerational ties. Latino older adults were the least likely in the study to report receiving financial support, but their cultural values led them to expect such support from their children.

The situation in Indiana is not atypical. In other words, even states that pay lip service to home care for the elderly still treat family care as a prerogative and obligation and the first line of defense for older adults. For the financially well-off elderly, continuous care retirement communities (CCRCs) provide resources that can replace certain functions that families might otherwise provide for older adult relatives. Many of these communities are situated in large buildings or even on campuses with multiple buildings.

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