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A Caregiver Becomes a Griever

Amy Ziettlow and Naomi Cahn.

in Homeward Bound

May 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing; Marriage and the Family. 5300 words.

Chapter 6 organizes the interviewees’ grief experiences using William Worden’s four tasks of mourning as a framework. Managing life after loss entailed accepting the reality of the death,...

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Caregiving Begins

Amy Ziettlow and Naomi Cahn.

in Homeward Bound

May 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing; Marriage and the Family. 4817 words.

Chapter 2 follows the chronology of caregiving, and, where relevant, ties steps in the caregiving process to background laws affecting hands-on care. Becoming a caregiver typically begins...

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The Costs of Care

Amy Ziettlow and Naomi Cahn.

in Homeward Bound

May 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing; Marriage and the Family. 4337 words.

Chapter 3 focuses on the demands of providing care. It explores how families found support in managing the costs of care, including money, time, and emotion. It first addresses the...

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Decision-Making with Planning

Amy Ziettlow and Naomi Cahn.

in Homeward Bound

May 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing; Marriage and the Family. 4329 words.

Chapter 4 explores how family members assumed responsibilities as the primary decision-maker when the parent engaged in formal planning in advance. The primary decision-maker acts as a...

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Decision-Making without Planning

Amy Ziettlow and Naomi Cahn.

in Homeward Bound

May 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing; Marriage and the Family. 6466 words.

Chapter 5 explores the surrogate decision-making experience in the absence of advance directives. It explains the legal and pragmatic default rules for appointing a decision-maker and the...

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Homeward Bound

Amy Ziettlow and Naomi Cahn.

May 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing; Marriage and the Family. 240 pages.

Homeward Bound shows that as family structure becomes more complex, so too does elder care. Existing institutions and legal approaches are not prepared to handle those...

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The Intricacies of Wealth Transfer

Amy Ziettlow and Naomi Cahn.

in Homeward Bound

May 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing; Marriage and the Family. 6019 words.

Chapter 8 explores how the inheritance process was handled, showing how those interviewed sorted through and allocated the deceased parent’s probate and non-probate assets. It explores the...

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Introduction

Amy Ziettlow and Naomi Cahn.

in Homeward Bound

May 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing; Marriage and the Family. 3449 words.

Homeward Bound draws on qualitative interviews with family caregivers to explore how the legal frameworks that define the elder care, burial, and wealth transfer process are...

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Mourning Rubrics and Burial

Amy Ziettlow and Naomi Cahn.

in Homeward Bound

May 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing; Marriage and the Family. 7614 words.

Chapter 7 follows the chronology of mourning from the time of death to the burial. Typically, the first formal step is professional certification of the death. Next is public...

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The New Normal in American Family Caregiving

Amy Ziettlow and Naomi Cahn.

in Homeward Bound

May 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing; Marriage and the Family. 4312 words.

Chapter 1 explores our framing assumptions. It first focuses on the general changes in family structure over the past half-century, from a society dominated by married parent families to a...

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