Challenge of Taking Care Elderly Loved One Essay

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My mother broke her hip and had to stay at a nursing home temporarily to rehabilitate. I knew then if she had to stay for a long term that would not be option for my mother. Nursing homes are okay, if family members are checking on your love one while they are there; because I believe they do not have adequate staff to accommodate all the patients in the nursing home. As a result the challenges of taking care of my mother were her refusal to help, effects to health of caretaker, and family conflicts. My mother lived in her home for 50 years. Getting my mother to leave her home and all that was familiar to her was not easy task. She did not feel like she had to leave because she thought she could take care of herself. Some of the …show more content…

I also had offered to set up her bill online and paid them monthly and she refused. For example when she came to live with me finally anything that came on the television especially the religious show that promised her that she would be heal and all she had to do is drink this healing water, I would just tell her I did because she would continue to ask me if I did because me explaining that she did not need send her money would become confrontation. My next challenge with my mother was that she did not accept that she had any medical problems and that she need no assistants in her daily living, even though she had start taking a lot falls before she actually fractured her hip and that was one of my biggest concern, because of her being elderly and possibility of not recovering properly. Later she had a stroke, and started having seizures, which brought on the early dementia. So with having dementia it was hard convincing her that she could live alone and take care of herself “It is hardly surprising that caregivers often develop burnout as well as physical and psychological problems that may compromise or even preclude their caregiving efforts.” (Tepper, L. M., & Cassidy, T. M. 2004, p. 197). Taking care of my mother was not easy she was very difficult to deal with as a matter of fact the relationship had change because of my role I felt like I was the mother and she was the child. My mother and I would argue daily and we never use too we

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