2014
DOI: 10.9789/2175-5361.2014v6n2p450
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Profile of family caregivers of elderly at home

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“…This state of dependence, whether due to the appearance of non-transmissible chronic diseases and their consequences or due to the cognitive and functional losses of advancing age demand home care and changes in the daily lives of many families. (1)(2)(3)(4) The family is assigned the responsibility of assisting its aging members. The family caregivers are part of the informal support network, consisting of family members, friends, acquaintances, and neighbors, who work without pay.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…This state of dependence, whether due to the appearance of non-transmissible chronic diseases and their consequences or due to the cognitive and functional losses of advancing age demand home care and changes in the daily lives of many families. (1)(2)(3)(4) The family is assigned the responsibility of assisting its aging members. The family caregivers are part of the informal support network, consisting of family members, friends, acquaintances, and neighbors, who work without pay.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…(3) Many relatives prefer this, possibly because of their cultural values, lack of formal care services or lack of financial resources to hire a caregiver. (3,4) It is a contemporary reality to say that the family is responsible for meeting the social and health demands of the elderly and, therefore, the need for qualified and constant support, and the Family Health Strategy (FHS) team plays a fundamental role in this respect. (5) The reality a family member faces when he or she has a dependent elderly person at home is worrisome due to the demand for special care, with a considerable variation of tasks.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…A sobrecarga de ordem prática, traduzida pela dependência do paciente, gera uma tensão cotidiana no cuidador que agrega essas atividades a outras responsabilidades da vida diária 16 . Ao assumirem essa profissão, os cuidadores relataram que deixaram de ter vida social e vida própria, não tem tempo de cuidarem de si, não tem lazer, tendo o estresse sempre presente em suas vidas, muitos apresentando sintomas de ansiedade, depressão, dores, insônia e doenças crônicas.…”
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“…Além disso, estudos revelam que variáveis socioeconômicas determinam essas configurações particulares, uma vez que essas mulheres, em sua maioria, possuem baixo grau de escolaridade e de renda, não exercem atividades laborais remuneradas, além de possuir mais vínculo afetivo e o mais estreito grau de parentesco com a pessoa idosa. 18,19 Nesse pensar, identifica-se a mulher como símbolo socialmente construído e reconhecido de cuidadora familiar principal. Os símbolos podem ser pensados como significados e valores que são comuns ou compartilhados e apreendidos a partir da interação com as pessoas, especialmente com os membros da família.…”
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