Respond to the following items. Be sure to reference this week’s learning resources as appropriate.

  • Define what is meant by “caregiving” and discuss the cost of caregiving to the caregiver, the workplace, and society at large. Why is caregiver burden a gender issue? What are some ways to relieve caregiver burden?  
  • Describe the long-term care continuum (i.e. care and housing options for seniors). What are the factors that determine the most appropriate type of care an individual needs? 
  • What is grief? What is bereavement? How might an older person experience grief differently from younger people? 

Read: 

Caregiver Resource Center, The. (2017). The caregiver. Greenwich, CT: Employment Assistance Professionals, Inc. Retrieved from http://www.caregiverresourcecenter.com/the_caregiver.htm

https://www.genworth.com/aging-and-you/finances/cost-of-care.html

 Lewis, F. (2016, January 16). Caring for the caregivers [Video file]. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duhJHedj82g 

 

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