Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Parental long-term care choices from the perspectives of their sandwich-generation adult children
by Kehoe, Rachael M., D.M., University of Phoenix, 2009, 171; 3691414
Abstract (Summary)

As the Baby Boomers age, the question of how to care for the burgeoning frail-elderly population grows more pressing. Sandwich-generation adult children are often called upon to make long-term care choices for their frail-elderly parents. This study used a Likert-type survey to determine if any of the six options for long-term care – no care, skilled nursing facilities, group homes, assisted living residences, home health care, and living at home with the sandwich-generation adult child – led to the highest degree of satisfaction for the sandwich-generation adult child who made the long-term care decision. The results indicated that having the frail-elderly parent live with the sandwichgeneration adult child brought the highest level of satisfaction.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Bronsard, Donald
School: University of Phoenix
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 76/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Aging, Health care management
Keywords: Assisted living, Baby Boomers, Group homes, Home health care, Sandwich generation, Skilled nursing facilities
Publication Number: 3691414
ISBN: 978-1-321-64708-2
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