Vistas Online 2005

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.

2005


Adult Children of Aging Parents: A Guide for Counselors

AdriAnne L. Johnson
2005

This country is seeing a dramatic incline in the aging of one of its largest populations, the baby boomer generation, bringing to the surface an unprecedented demand for needs and services in the adult child population as they transition among increasingly blurring familial roles, boundaries, and expectations. Shulman and Sperry (1992) defined adult children of aging parents as caregivers (p. 427), and state that they tend to range in age from 40 to 60 years of age, and that women account for approximately 72%. Stein, Wemmerus, Ward, Gaines, Freeberg, and Jewell (1998) asserted that in fact, despite such dramatic shifts in family roles, researchers have paid relatively little attention to the obligations that accompany parent-child relationships throughout adulthood.

2005

This country is seeing a dramatic incline in the aging of one of its largest populations, the baby boomer generation, bringing to the surface an unprecedented demand for needs and services in the adult child population as they transition among increasingly blurring familial roles, boundaries, and expectations. Shulman and Sperry (1992) defined adult children of aging parents as caregivers (p. 427), and state that they tend to range in age from 40 to 60 years of age, and that women account for approximately 72%. Stein, Wemmerus, Ward, Gaines, Freeberg, and Jewell (1998) asserted that in fact, despite such dramatic shifts in family roles, researchers have paid relatively little attention to the obligations that accompany parent-child relationships throughout adulthood.

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