Daily Life Monitoring for Older Adults by Thai Family Caregivers
Keywords:Caregiving, monitoring, older adult
The objective of this study was to explore family caregivers’ experiences of monitoring the daily life of older adult relatives. The grounded dimensional analysis approach was applied. Twenty Thai family caregivers were recruited using the method of theoretical sampling. Data were collected through face to face in-depth interviews. Dimensional analysis proceeded with data collection. Findings indicated two distinct types of daily life monitoring, ‘in-house monitoring’ and ‘remote monitoring’. The four integrated strategies of daily life monitoring; observing, questioning, listening, and demonstrating were discovered. Changing caregivers’ life and identifying what to do were indicated as consequences of daily life monitoring which these were influenced by those monitoring strategies and the perception of caregivers on information which they gain. These findings can guide nurses and health personals in supporting caregiving families in order to keep the home care continue.
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