Posted: June 4th, 2021
Please, write a response to this discussion in one paragraph by using one reference from peer-reviewed Nursing Journal not older than 5 years. APA required without cover page.
Family Issues on Aging
Mrs. Lo and her daughter seem to be at a critical point in their lives where tough decisions must be made. Mrs. Lo is under the impression that children should take care of their older parents in the latter years of their lives. The need for a comprehensive approach to tackle the needs of elderly Americans have always been an issue in the United States. Cultural, economic and social factors complicate the issue of elderly healthcare (Harvey, 2019). In Mrs. Lo’s case, I would counsel her and the daughter together and try and find common ground on what is expected of Mrs. Lo’s care. A compromise would have to be reached in order for all parties to be happy. Communication and transparency are vital in situations like this. If there is still an unwillingness on the daughters end to move the mother in I think it would be best for Mrs. Lo to relocate close to the daughter so that at least she will be in close proximity with the daughter. It seems that Mrs. Lo had always been fairly independent so if she lived close to the daughter she would be able to help with the small tasks like grocery shopping and the like. There are millions of nursing home residents in the US and many of these nursing homes are understaffed and in need of better regulation and financing (Tabloski, 2014). An option that I’m familiar with for Mrs. Lo would include having a caregiver visit her during the day to aid her with the tasks that she needs help with. Ultimately communicating with her loved ones would be the best way for Mrs. Lo to have her opinion respected.
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