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Middle-aged Puerto Rican women as primary caregivers to the elderly: a qualitative analysis of everyday dynamics

Author: Sanchez-Ayendez,-Melba
Author Background:
Date 1/1/98
Type Journal
Journal Title: Journal-of-Gerontological-Social-Work
Volume/Pages v. 30 no1-2, p. 75-97
Subject Matter Latino
Abstract Part of a special issue on the challenges Latino elders will present for the field of gerontology in the 21st century. A study was conducted to examine the circumstances in which middle-aged female Puerto Rican caregivers carry out the tasks relevant to informal support of the elderly. The findings demonstrate the role of the primary carer of a frail, older person and contribute to understanding the dynamics of the frail Latino elderly and the situation of the Puerto Rican middle-aged females who are their primary caregivers.