WEEK 1 DISCUSSION - 1 Informal Caregiving Contrast the...

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1. Informal Caregiving: Contrast the positive and negative aspects of care giving from the caregiver's perspective and discuss the issues that tip the balance for any given individual. Page 32 in the text discuss the problem of inadequate support for informal caregivers. How would support and incentives for informal caregivers support our current long-term care system? I would support and incentives informal caregivers by giving them a few basic resources like education, support groups, financial assistance. To me education is a top priority, since many off us think we are ready to take care of someone until we do it. Then we find out that we are not ready at all. We should have some form of education accessible to all caregiver for free or at very low cost. It could be as simple as just basic caregiving like helping someone use the bathroom, giving showers, help someone in and out of bed, proper medication giving ect. All these

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