Ageing People Giving and Receiving Care
Ageing people both give and receive care and support within their homes and the community. The first section of this chapter takes a global overview of the various challenges people face when they take on the primary caring role of ageing people. It covers such issues as the effect caring has on the emotional, psychological and physical wellbeing of carers. The second part of the chapter looks specifically at ageing people who are carers of middle-aged or younger people with life-long disabilities, primarily those people with an intellectual disability. Advice is shared with community-based health professionals about how to assist carers to access support for day-to-day caring responsibilities. The chapter also discusses the challenges facing all carers when they are thinking about relinquishing full-time care and the difficulties this transition may present.
- Carers of ageing people living at home.
- The unique challenges of supporting older carers of younger and middle aged adults with disabilities
- Strategies for working with older carers