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Chapter 10

Chapter 10

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University of Toronto St. George
William Magee

Week 10: March 21 CARE & LACK OF CARE Chapter 10 Caring for the Frail Elderly A Profile of Caregiving Activities of daily living: eating, bathing, dressing, getting in and out of bed, and walking o Some people who have no limitations in ADLs still cannot manage to live independently because the y are unable to perform instrumental activities of daily living: keeping track of money, doing light housework, taking medicine, and running errands Long-term care: a range of services designed to help people with chronic conditions compensate for limitations in their ability to function independently o Typically involves help with ADLs and IADLs o Long-term care of frail older is provided by their families, especially by their children Hispanic elderly are significantly more likely to be cared for by their children than are either black or white elderly Support from children is most extensive in Japanbecause of the tradition of filial responsibility Spouses also provide a good deal of the care (however less than children) www.notesolution.com
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