Almost Home JE.docx - In the video Almost Home there are very many different aspects of relationships shown One that sticks out to me is in the first 15

Almost Home JE.docx - In the video Almost Home there are...

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In the video, Almost Home, there are very many different aspects of relationships shown. One that sticks out to me is in the first 15 minutes of the video. A woman named Arienne Balser is shown with her daughter Amy. In the clip, Amy says that now she feels almost like she is the mother instead of the daughter. Amy also states that her relationship with her mother has changed substantially now that she is the caregiver. This has brought to my attention that the aspect of your relationship with someone can change drastically once you become their caregiver. Amy also mentions how she has to balance looking after her mother and still have time for her own children. This reminded me of the caregiver burden mentioned in the Overview of Family Life and Social Support. This is typically found in caregivers who provide in-home, informal care. But, Amy is showing some signs of this burden even though her mother is in a nursing home. This video also taught me that even though your spouse is still alive, they cannot always be your caregiver. In the video, there is a man named Lloyd Herrold with Parkinson’s disease. Him and his wife, Edie, both live at St Johns nursing home. But, because Lloyd’s condition is so bad, he has to live in the nursing home area with restrictions while his wife lives in independent living. Edie says that because Lloyd’s condition had worsened so much, she could no longer take care of him. I always thought that when you grow old with someone you would just always take care of each other and that was that. So, this clip really brought to my attention the reality of
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