nswers should be at least 200-300 words and reflect critical thought. Whenever possible, please try to relate the course content to real-world applications from your work experience. Be sure to cite all sources as well.

nswers should be at least 200-300 words and reflect critical thought. Whenever possible, please try to relate the course content to real-world applications from your work experience. Be sure to cite all sources as well.

  1. You make a good point regarding assessing adults in stages rather than ages acknowledges the shift in aging that is taking place as older adults continue to work or return to school to develop another career to carry through the remainder of life. Societal changes are also a contributing factor — financially, it is increasingly a necessity for older folks to continue working as wages fail to track the increase in expenses. Question: do you (and others) see this trend as an advocacy issue?

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  1. I think that it is the responsible stage when we as adults get to the age where we may have to assume the responsibility of others. This is one of the stages where our parents are getting older and they may be I’ll and we are actually facing the mortality of our loved one’s we may have to decide to place a parent in our home, allow them to live on their own, or face the fact that our family member may need round the clock care and must be placed in assisted living or even a nursing home. I found myself in this situation as I cared for my grandmother. When she was about 87 she was diagnosed with spindle cell carcinoma which began as a knot on her arm and it had to be removed. I would go over and bathe her and take care of her. One day I noticed another knot under her arm. I asked her of she had told my mother. She said no but she would tell her when she was ready. After 6 weeks, it was apparent that the cancer was back. She still had not said anything to my mom. I had to make the decision and tell her and then my mom had to move her in their home. For 6 months we cared for my dad and grandmother that were both terminally ill. I found myself assuming responsibility and staying strong for my mother. Being someone she could count on.