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    Think about yourself having to provide care for an elderly family member in your home.

    Describe his or her medical conditions, and journal your daily activities, financial concerns, and emotional responses to caring for the elder.

    Highlight points in your journal where frustration would be highest, and then brainstorm solutions to those challenges.

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    Problem: Think about yourself having to provide care for an elderly family member in your home. Describe his or her medical conditions, and journal your daily activities, financial concerns, and emotional responses to caring for the elder. Highlight points in your journal where frustration would be highest, and then brainstorm solutions to those challenges.

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    The medical condition is a broken hip with a problem with mobility. The elderly relative has been forced to receive a hip replacement and must receive assistance during the recovery period after the surgery. Therefore, I would provide the relative with assistance that is placated upon assisting him in cooking, cleaning, as well as in other household duties. This would take a limited toll on my professional career because I am able to telecommute, and therefore, it would limit the emotional toll on my ability to handle life as a caregiver to an elder relative. The emotional response for me would be one in which I feel happy to give back to someone that gave so much for me. Frustration in many elder care cases emanates from a lack of help and being burdened with the entire burden. To limit this, I would ensure that my siblings assisted in the care, and I would take periodic vacations to receive much needed relax and rest, as this is what "burns" out most caregivers who provide care for elderly relatives.

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