Relative Caregiving: My Personal Journey

  • Jenny L Jones Florida A&M University
Keywords: Older Adults, Caregiving, Family Support,

Abstract

The roles have reversed.  Once a child recipient of maternal rearing, I am now a successful adult who dutifully assumes the caregiver role for my mother as she ages. In retrospect, this situation parallels the current statistic: “one in five households in the United States provides support to an aging or disabled family member,” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015).  This article focuses on my personal journey into caregiving and describes my experience as a caregiver for my mother, why I choose to provide care, and the rewards and challenges and I have experienced along the way.

Author Biography

Jenny L Jones, Florida A&M University

Departmetn of Social Work

Associate Professor/Department Chairperson

Published
2015-12-11