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J Gerontol Nurs. 2000 Jan;26(1):24-9.

The changing role of grandparenthood.

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Bethel College, Mishawaka, Indiana, USA.

Abstract

For many grandparents in America, caring for grandchildren has become a full-time responsibility that has led to multiple stresses. Raising grandchildren may cause financial stress, cramped living quarters, role restriction, and social isolation among this group. However, advantages to this role among grandparents can include greater life satisfaction and a positive influence on the other generations within the family. Nurses and other health providers can play an essential role in assisting grandparents caring for grandchildren by strategically building family strengths and cohesiveness.

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10776166
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