ERIC Number: ED218567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-17
Reference Count: 0
Survival Skills for the Aged and Their Families: A Counselor Model.
Clees, W. James; Shelton, J. Ken
This paper examines some problems of aging individuals and of the families of the aged and suggests ways in which the family counselor can facilitate the adjustment of both to the aging process. The causes of an increased aged population are presented in an introductory section. Problems associated with aging such as physical changes and the emotional and psychological demands that accompany the five major losses, i.e., home, health, finances, friends and loved ones, and life, which an older person sustains are explored. Problems facing the family with elderly members including those related to economics, housing, health, mobility, and parent abuse are detailed. Six specific suggestions for the counseling interview with an aged person are given as well as a summary of the counselor's role with the aged and families of the elderly. A reference list is also included. (MCF)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Detroit, MI, March 17-20, 1982).