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This writer utilizes the post-functionalist and continuity theories about the responsibilities (or lack thereof) of caring for the aging. The writer relates that people are living longer, but not necessarily healthier. The writer questions whose responsibility it is to provide care; assisted living facilities? sons and daughters, or a combination? The writer relates that the fact is that young people, such as himself, are torn between parents and now grandparents requiring care.
From the Paper:"Many people my age are caught in the middle. We may still live at home withn our parents. And, then, as if out of the blue, one of my parents' parents- my grandparents, moves in. I am replaced in terms of attention and sometimes affection. I am told it is an obligation. But, to many my age in a similar situation, it is an imposition. The family structure is somehow imperiled because my parents (and sometimes I) have become care-=givers, not always at our choosing. Today, in our more functional and complex society, care-givers are both an industry and a sign of the treatment of a generation that genetics and medical science have given a..."
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Eldercare (2008, December 01) Retrieved February 23, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/eldercare-141285/
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