25 CLASSPP17CaregivingFa10.ppt

25 CLASSPP17CaregivingFa10.ppt - Elderly Caregivers Future...

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Elderly Caregivers
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Future Demographic Changes More oldest old More older caregivers taking care of still older relatives “deinstitutionalization” = more older caregivers taking care of younger relatives
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Effects of Caring for Aging Spouse Impact of caregiving on daily schedules Loss of sleep Restriction of social life Loss of freedom Loneliness Negative emotional reactions Feelings of responsibility for the patient Feelings of abandonment by family A recent Swedish study (Ekwall et al., 2005) showed  perceived quality of life most affected by loneliness
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Stressfulness of caregiving most influenced by: Social support Patient negative behaviors Patient physical health Caregiver age Caregiver employment Patient and caregiver emotional status
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Activities of Daily Living Scale  Based on 6 criteria 1. Bathing with sponge, bath, or shower 2. Dressing 3. Toilet Use 4. Transferring (in and out of bed or chair) 5. Urine and bowel continence 6. Eating Each criteria is graded on level of dependence 1. Performs independently 2. Performs with assistance 3. Unable to perform Katz (1963) JAMA 185:914-9  
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2011 for the course FMSC 432 taught by Professor Dr.wallen during the Fall '10 term at Maryland.

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