Later Life ConsiderationsAs more and more of the U.S. and world population ages into old age, it is becoming increasingly critical that societies have a better understanding of what works well and what perhaps does not work so well when considering eldercare. What types of living situations ensure happier and healthier elders? What factors in eldercare may impact working adults and loved ones? What’s the effect of varied living situations on societies and economies as a whole? Finally, what does the way a family or society treat elders say about that family or society in terms of values and belief systems? As you consider these questions, further think about how building your understanding of eldercare might help you not only in your professional work but also how it might impact you on a personal level as well.For this Discussion, you will explore the advantages and disadvantages of eldercare living.To PrepareConsider the following:Imagine you are middle-aged and belong to a family where your children are late adolescents. You have two teenage children and two very elderly parents. In some cultures, it is common for elders to live in an independent living community, retirement community, or assisted living communities. In other cultures, elders will come live with an adult child.4-5 paragraphsPost and describe at least one advantage and one disadvantage of each living arrangement (i.e., independent living, assisted living, and living with an adult child).Note: Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources. Use proper APA format and citations.Readyour colleagues’ postings.2-3 paragraphsRespond to at least twoof your colleagues’ posts and pick one disadvantage related to one of the living arrangements they posted and suggest one possible solution for the disadvantage.Note:Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources. Use proper APA format and citations.Hollis-Sawyer, L., & Dykema-Engblade, A. (2016). Diversity among older women. In L. Hollis-Sawyer & A. Dykema-Engblade, Women and positive aging: An international perspective (pp. 146-166). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.Janike, B. R., & Traphagen, J. W. (2009). Transforming the cultural scripts for aging and eldercare in Japan. In J.Sokolovsky, (Ed.), The cultural context of aging: Worldwide perspectives (3rd ed., pp. 240–258). Westport, CT: Praeger.Norwood, F. (2013). A window into Dutch life and death: Euthanasia and end-of-life in the public-private space of home. In C. Lynch, & J. Danely, (Eds.), Transitions and transformations: Cultural perspectives on aging and the life course. New York, NY: Berghahn Books.MediaWalden University (Producer). (2017, May). Evaluating resources: What about stuff I find on the Internet? Knowing when to use and trust what you find on the Internet [Video file]. Retrieved from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/c.php?g=80773&p=6110321Online ReadingsGire, J. (2014). How death imitates life: Cultural influences on conceptions of death and dying. Online Readings in Psychology and Culture, 6(2), pp.1–22.Journal ArticlesJensen, L. A., & Arnett, J. J. (2012). Going global: New pathways for adolescents and emerging adults in a changing world. Journal of Social Issues, 68(3), 473–492.https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-4560.2012.01759.xPatton, G. C., Sawyer, S. M., Santelli, J. S., Ross, D. A., Afifi, R., Allen, N. B., …. Viner, R. M. (2016, June 11). Our future: A Lancet commission on adolescent health and wellbeing. The Lancet,387(10036), 2423–2478.https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)00579-1
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