Relationships, roles, and transitions

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Relationships, roles, and transitions
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  1. Roles and relationships later in life
    • Types of families:
    • traditional couples
    • divorced couples
    • non traditional couples
  2. Adult children and older adults
    • older adults like to hear about the successes of their grown children
    • relationships between older adults and their children might be strained because:
    • - bc grown children are preoccupied with their own spouses, children, partners.
    • some elders are fortunate to see their children on a daily basis
  3. Never married older adults
    • demonstates resilence in the challenges of aging as a result of their independence and may not feel lonely or isolated
    • may work longer
    • have greater financial sercurity for their age
    • number of single older adults have increased bc being single is most common in younger years
  4. Grandparents
    • grandparenting is experienced by most older adults
    • they receive emotional satisfaction
    • increasingly caring for their grandchildren
    • geographical distance is not effecting these relationship as it once did bc of the internet
    • most grandparents live closer to their grandchildren and are involved in their lives
  5. Siblings
    • as a person ages he/she becomes more involved with siblings
    • they becomes increasingly close in supportive relationships.
    • - among single/widow adults living alone
    • the strongest sibling bond is between sisters
    • loss of a sibling results in grieving but it is also rehearsal for ones own death
  6. Relationship with Kin
    • kin includes aunt, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephew
    • maternal kin maybe more emotionally close
    • fictive kin are non blood relationship but are important aspects of the family
  7. Later life transitions
    • Roles transitions
    • - retirements
    • - grandparenthood
    • - widowhood
    • Becoming a caregiver
    • - spousal caregiver
    • - aging parents caring for developmentally disable children
    • - grandparents raising grandchildren
    • becoming a recipient of care
  8. Retirement
    • a developmental stage that may occur 30 yrs of life
    • 44% of retirees work for pay after retirement
    • - some bc of economic need
    • - some want to remain involved and productive
    • Retirement planning:
    • - financial resources
    • - family role and responsibility
    • - attitude towards work
    • - nature of the job
    • - access to healthcare insurance
    • - health
    • - self-perception of ability to adjust to retirement
  9. Phrases of retirement
    • Remote: future anticipation of retirement
    • near: preparation fantasizing
    • Honeymoon: Euphoria and testing fantasies
    • disenchantment: letdown, boredom, depression
    • reorientation: developing a realistic life based on retirement
    • Stability: personal investment in developing satisfactory lifestyle
    • termination: loss of role resulting form illness or return to work
  10. Special consideration in retirement
    • older women at particular risk:
    • - work history sporadic and diverse
    • - retire earlier to meet family
    • - interrupted careers to meet family needs

    • Successful retirement adjustments depends on:
    • - social needs
    • - energy levels
    • - health
    • - adequate income
    • - variety of interest
    • - amount of self esteem derived from work
    • - presence of intimate relationships
    • - social support
    • - general adaptability
  11. Implication of gerontological nursing and healthy aging
    • nurses may work with people in different phases of retirement:
    • - participant in retirment education and counseling programs
    • - provide anticipatory guidance about transition into retirement
    • - identify those who may be at risk for lower incomes and health concerns
    • - refer to approriate resources
    • Advocate for policies and conditions that allow older people to maintain quality of life in retirement
  12. death of a spouse
    • 76% of women over 85 yrs are widow
    • death of a life partner is loss of self
    • - mourning for the lost partner
    • - mourning for the loss of self associated with one's lifelong marriage/partnership
    • results in change
    • - change in social status
    • - change in economic
    • - change in self image
  13. implications for gerontogical nursing and healthy aging
    assessment and intervention death of spouse
    • Assessment"
    • grief and coping assessments
    • - coping
    • - personal growth
    • - continuing bonds
    • - health risk
    • Interventions:
    • - know the stages of transition
    • - provide support
    • - health build strength confidence
  14. care giving role
    • families and unpaid caregivers provide 80% of care for older adults
    • approx. 66% if family caregivers are women
    • Informal caregivers may include:
    • - friends
    • - paid or unpaid workers
    • - volunteers
    • care giving may present financial burden
    • cargegiving consider a major public health issue
  15. Impact of care giving
    • as the hidden pt"
    • - incr levels of depression and anxiety
    • - poorer self reported physical health
    • - compromised immune function
    • - incr mortality
    • Potential sources of problem;
    • - competing role responsibility
    • -  advance age of the caregiver
    • - high intensity care giving needs
    • - insufficient resources
    • - poorer self reported health
    • - living in the same house hold with the care recienpt
    • - dementia of the care reciepent
    • - prior relational conflicts
  16. Spousal care giving
    • spouses provide the majority of care of other spouse with disability
    • many may have significant health problems
    • - offten neglect themselves
    • spouses may need physical care beyond the capabilities of the spousal caregiver
    • less likely to receive assistance from family
    • spousal caregiver more proned to:
    • - loneliness
    • - depression
    • - incr risk of stroke
    • - incr risk of dying
  17. Intimacy and sexuality of older adults
    • commitment
    • affective intimacy
    • coginitive intimacy
    • physical intimacy
    • interdependence
    • sexuality allows a general affirmation of life
    • - social sphere of sexuality
    • - psychological domain of sexuality
  18. older adults as caregivers cont grandparents
    • grandparents raising grandchildre
    • caused by:
    • - child abuse
    • - teen pregnancy
    • - joblessness
    • - imprisonment
    • - military deployment
    • - drug and alcohol addictions
    • - illness
    • - death
  19. older adults caregiver- disable children
    • caring for developmentally disabled adult children
    • challenges include:
    • - difficulty in physically meeting disabled child's needs
    • - financial resources
    • - health of caregivers
    • - how child will be care for after aging parents death

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