6th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference
Fooyin University, Taiwan
Title: Burden in care-providers of older adults with advanced illness in nursing home-A qualitative study
Biography: Hong-Yi Jong
Background and Objective: The care burden for elderly requiring care is not only a social issue but also the problem of work efficacy and the resulting need for long-term care institute. The authors qualitatively described how care-providers dealt with the prolonged caregiving and incorporated caregiving into their lives. Method: Data were obtained from semi-structured interviews conducted in a long-term care institute in Southern Taiwan from 2015 December to 2016 February about care experience with 12 primary care-providers. The content analysis approach was applied for data analysis. Results: In this study, care-providers perceived their caregiving as everlasting and overloading. In particular, when care-providers suffered from diseases and perceived lack of enthusiasm. When they underwent care-giving, however, they also need the passionate consideration in the manner as a family member since there were lots of residents were lack of family visiting. As a result, care-providers feel that they endure caregiving for an endless period, not only an employee of the institute but the family member of those residents. The authors identified three categories for surviving care-providers: the positive meaning of the job of care-giving services, deeply co-operation with families of residents, Receiving assistance that can be accomplished without making considerable changes in the lifestyles of their own family. Conclusion: In this study, the authors suggest that care-providers need not only on-the-job professional training but the psychological interview and consultation to balance the daily life and empower their passion to another day’s works.