Most all of us who have parents that are aging reach the point when we begin to question what is best for them. When these roles begin to shift in the family system it can create unrest within the family. Did you know that the National Institute of Health found that 25% of caregivers live with the elderly relative that they cares for.
Moving a parent in to your home can have many benefits. The same goes for caregiver that move-in with their loved-one but remember there is likely going to be a point where it may cause fatigue, stress, heartache and more expense than if they had a senior living apartment and care that came to them. These are especially true should it get to the point when your home has to go through a remodel for safety accommodations, says Alisha Duvall MSW/MFT.
Learn more by reading Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses written by Susan C. Reinhard; Barbara Given; Nirvana Huhtala Petlick; Ann Bemis.. Specifically Chapter 14 on supporting Family Caregivers in Providing Care or by contacting them below:
Susan C. Reinhard;1 Barbara Given;2 Nirvana Huhtala Petlick;3 Ann Bemis.4
1 Susan C. Reinhard, Ph.D., M.S.N., F.A.A.N. Professor and Co-Director, Center for State Health Policy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. E-mail: ude.sregtur.hfi@drahniers
2 Barbara Given, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. Professor, Michigan State University College of Nursing. E-mail: ude.usm.th@neviG.braB
3 Nirvana Huhtala Petlick. Research Project Assistant, Center for State Health Policy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. E-mail: ude.srehtur.hfi@kciltepn
4 Ann Bemis, M.L.S. Research Analyst, Center for State Health Policy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. E-mail: ten.nozirev@simebnna