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Chapter 10 G

Women caregivers -more likely to modify employment -caregiving is a "career" -tend to experience more stress, depression, poor physical health lower life satisfaction
Services male caregivers provide -occasional shopping -yard maintenance -provide personal or emotional care -financial management
Family care determined by.. -functional status -co-residence -intensity of care needed -caregiver's gender
Subjective burden Feelings and emotions experienced by family caregivers. -grief -anger -loneliness -depression -difficulty sleeping
Objective burden -daily physical demands -disruptions of family life, employment -health issues -mental health problems
Sources of caregiver stress 1. financial stress 2. physical- health problems, etc. 3. emotional stress- social isolation, anger, guilt, etc.
Positives of being a caregiver -pride -marital satisfaction -confidence -closeness w/ the family member -self gain
Negatives of being a caregiver -lonely -loss of identity -stressful -loss of privacy -loss of time for self
Signs of elder abuse -depression, fear, anxiety -frequent visits to ER -vague reasons for injuries -illness that doesn't clear up
the % of those with 3+ ADLs who are able to live in the community b/c of informal caregiving 80%
Women in middle refers to middle-aged women who will spend more time caring for older relative compared to children
Created by: KSiobhan