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How does the elder justice act help prevent elder abuse?
funds resources for: prevention, prosecution, victim assistance (shelters), uniform data collection/management, long term care community (reporting, consumer informing, increasing quality)
What are the reported experiences of homosexual couples?
- serial monogamy
- similar relationship quality to heterosexual couples
- same sex more independent
- retirement is positive
- same life expectancy
- less poverty
Who provides the most help to frail elderly?
family (more children give care than spouses but spouses do more hours)
What are the gender differences in family caregiving?
women provide care during free time
How does the Family and Medical Leave Act assist with caregiving?
- provides ability to have up to 12 weeks off from work, return to original or equal job position, have unpaid or paid leave
- only available in jobs with 50+ employees or public sector job
What is involved in caregiver burden?
- emotional and physical caregiver stress
- unemployed women have more caregiver stress than employed
How does caregiving effect parent-child relationships?
- mutuality (both satisfied)
- ambivalence (cost vs. rewards)
- conflicted (just challenges) role reversal
What are the caregiving effects on grandchildren?
- challenges: parents lack time for children, finances, and crowded households
- positives: feeling empathetic toward elderly and closer feeling to parents
What is the daily life in a nursing home focused on?
physical rather than emotional needs
What do Ombudsman do?
assist people with concerns about a nursing home
Which nursing homes have most problems?
those for profit only
What are the reasons for total institutions?
- retreat (monastery or convent)
- protect the community
- work-like task (military posts/barracks)
- care for those incapable and a threat (mental hospital)
- care for incapable and harmless
What is self-mortification?
death of our identity
What is deference obligation?
following someone else's rules, lack of autonomy
What is verbal/physical humiliation?
having to ask for everything
What is contaminative exposure?
no control over who knows you and your situation
What is intransigent line?
person who fights back
What is colonization?
person who does what they are supposed to
What is involved in internal migration?
- accumulation (older stay, younger move)
- recomposition (older move in, younger move out)
- congregation (all move in but older move in more)
Why do older adults move?
- amenity migration
- kinship/assistance migration
What is peter pan housing?
built for non-aging people
Why do older people choose alternative living arrangements?
- less maintenance
- be around those with similar situations
- requiring more assistance
What are the goals of alternative housing?
autonomy and security
What are the losses face as an older adult?
- social connections
What are the types of elder abuse?
- neglect (active, passive, self-neglect)
What are the risk factors of elder abuse?
- drug and/or alcohol abuse
- family history of violence
- dependence on others for financial support
- caregiving burdens
- social isolation
- recent stressful life events
- cultural issues
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