I am a student at the University of Vermont studying the perceptions of the influence of the family in relation to eldercare of caregivers and family members of the elderly. It is my hope that in understanding this first-hand perspective, the information can be practically applied in a way that facilitates the improved care of the elderly, and therefore their well-being.
While I had initially intended to meet with and interview the elderly themselves in person at eldercare facilities, I am no longer able to do that as a result of COVID-19. Considering that under our current circumstances I am unable to conduct research this way, I turned to online public caregiver forums with the hope that learning from caregivers and family members of the elderly would provide a complementary perspective that will serve to contextualize the topic of my study.
I understand that this may not be an ideal setting for this study, however, if any caregiver or family member comes across this post and is able and willing to offer any insight into the complex relationships among care recipients, caregivers, and family members, I hope to hear from you!