What is the aging family? Emily Saltz, a noted geriatric care manager and aging family expert, says that no two families are alike.
Every family is its own complex, unique, constantly changing system of important relationships, including the strongest dyad, siblings. Each connection in the clan, at one time or another, must deal with life’s most important events and issues: birth and death, marriage and divorce, intimacy and distance, growing up and aging.
That brings us to the aging family http://www.cathycress.com/books/care-managers. Dealing with the aging process within a family is a complicated matter. It can be a struggle even for families that are close-knit, well integrated, and highly functioning,
It can be overwhelming and even destructive for the dysfunctional family. What is that? The dysfunctional family that is marked by strained relationships and unresolved conflict.
Saltz tells you how to look for signs of the dysfunctional family in her chapter on working with the aging family in the third edition of my book Handbook of Geriatric Care Management http://www.cathycress.com/books/geriatric-care-management Jones and Bartlett, 3rd edition.