The Ambivalent Role of Adult Siblings in Family Decisions About Elder Care

Aimee Huff, University of Western Ontario, Canada
June Cotte, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Adult siblings with unique preferences, involvement and resources play an ambivalent role by both generating and tempering the stress associated with choosing long-term commercial elder care for a parent. These decisions are shaped by a number of factors including family dynamics, family identity, and the interplay between siblings.
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Aimee Huff and June Cotte (2011) ,"The Ambivalent Role of Adult Siblings in Family Decisions About Elder Care", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 39, eds. Rohini Ahluwalia, Tanya L. Chartrand, and Rebecca K. Ratner, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 243-244.