Topic 5 DQ 1
Please write a paragraph with your opinion based on the text bellow. Please include citations and references in case you need to used for the question.
The transition from being cared for to being a caregiver is never easy and most often this is done this as a last resort. Most families, even when they know it may be in the best interest of the parent, is done by the parent’s resistance changing roles. Some of it is done quickly if the parent was admitted to the hospital and is deemed not a safe discharge. Most often than not the conversation was not made prior to the parent is now having to care for the parent. The child often does not want to have that dialog because the thought of the parent no longer in that role can be painful and a grieving process may have to occur by the adult child. Unlike when the child leaves the nest in marriage the community celebrates, but when the parent has to be cared for by the adult child they sometimes become insolated by the community. Resources and information are not always readily available so the adult child can become overwhelmed with the transition. The added pressure of also having school-age children means the parents will have to divide their time between caring for their children and the adult parent. They must coordinate that both care for appropriately making sure the children do not resent the grandparent in the home. The spouse of the caregiver will also be impacted by the new family dynamics. The family should seek support in the family and community to ensure they preserve their health while coming for their parent and family. The children could also aid in caring for the grandparent if it small tasks as it will teach them cultural and family awareness on the aging process.
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