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by Dr. Frank Mrykalo

Subcategory: Health, Diets and Fitness
Author: Dr. Frank Mrykalo
ISBN: 160441703X
ISBN13: 978-1604417036
Language: English
Publisher: PublishAmerica (July 28, 2008)
Pages: 271
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This study aims at understanding the issues and concerns relating to elderly parental caregiving in the contemporary Indian sociocultural context.

This study aims at understanding the issues and concerns relating to elderly parental caregiving in the contemporary Indian sociocultural context.

Caregiver duties are wide-ranging. Caregivers can be a parent, spouse, son, grandchild, neighbor or hired help. One moment a caregiver may be shopping for meals or cleaning the carpet and the next they could be discussing medication dosage with the pharmacist, or arranging transportation for a specialist appointment. The caregiver, whether a professional or a family member, is responsible for ensuring continuity of care to the senior loved one, whatever that entails. Since the role can be challenging, it is often best addressed through several helping hands – both paid and unpaid.

If you’re like most family caregivers, you probably made a promise to your parent(s) years ago that you would never place them in a long-term care facility. You assured them that you would be the one to see to their care no matter what. After all, that’s what family does, right? However, when it becomes clear that one or both parents need an increasing amount of assistance, many adult children find themselves in a delicate situation. Those who take the time to think through this decision are often plagued by questions and what-if scenarios

Getting The Best Care For Elderly Parents. Seniors who require a living environment with medical surveillance and caregiving but don’t need a hospital.

Getting The Best Care For Elderly Parents. The well-being of our parents is our ultimate wish as they age and live out the last years of their lives. An overall decline in physical and mental vitality may result in visible and even drastic changes to our parent’s appearance, the standard of life, and emotional well-being. chronic conditions or for short-term rehabilitative care). Offers nursing staff on-duty 24 hours a day.

Communication with Elderly Parents is Vital to Caregiving. It may be difficult to mention your concerns to your parent. Communicating with elderly parents about these issues and many more is only a part of the care giving process. Adult children must overcome obvious reluctance to discuss such issues and find the words that convey concern without making a parent feel like a burden, or worse – unwanted. However, remember that open and honest communication is vital.

Findings: Caregivers used Aging. com Caregiver Forum to ask each questions and gather recommendations. Many caregivers utilized this social media outlet as a support group. The topics and subcategories were divided to show where caregivers are experiencing the most burdens. This explains the challenges caregivers face with the family dynamics, as well as the financial constraints and stress in the caregiving experience

An informal or primary caregiver is an individual in a cancer patient's life that provides unpaid assistance and cancer-related care

An informal or primary caregiver is an individual in a cancer patient's life that provides unpaid assistance and cancer-related care. Due to the typically late onset of cancer, caregivers are often the spouses and/or children of patients, but may also be parents, other family members, or close friends. Informal caregivers are a major form of support for the cancer patient because they provide most care outside of the hospital environment.

Her frank approach manages to be both compassionate and direct making .

Her frank approach manages to be both compassionate and direct making the most awkward or devastating topics manageable. From the Inside Flap. She is the author of How to Care for Aging Parents, which won the Books for a Better Life Award and instantly became the best-selling book on the subject when it was first released in 1996.

Those of us who are caring for elderly parents are often bewildered by the decisions they make-and by their . These stages are dominated by what Erickson called crises, that is, the conflicting impulses that drive us and facilitate growth

Those of us who are caring for elderly parents are often bewildered by the decisions they make-and by their seemingly stubborn refusal to follow our advice. We shake our heads over their obsession with the past, their caution, and the glacial pace with which they make decisions and move through the world. These stages are dominated by what Erickson called crises, that is, the conflicting impulses that drive us and facilitate growth. It’s by resolving these crises that we’re able to move on to the next developmental stage and eventually grow into mature adults.

Current research findings indicate in the future, more and more Americans will take on the role of caregiver for an elderly parent. Psychologist Dr. Frank Mrykalo addresses many of the challenges a caregiver will likely confront as they provide care for an elderly parent. Although it is impossible to be prepared for all issues a caregiver will encounter due to individual circumstances, the text identifies the most commonly experienced personal, interpersonal and familial problems, along with specific recommendations. It is the intention of the author to provide a psychological perspective to a variety of topical issues. In addition, the author addresses the demanding nature of the caregiver role and the impact stress can have on both the caregiver and their elderly parent.
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