Caregiver Identity Theory

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Their model is based on caregiving as a change process (Montgomery & Kosloski, 2001). The authors assert there was a lack of research that recognized that each caregiver is unique and that an average caregiver does not exist according to Montgomery and Koslosk (2009). They state that each caregiver’s experience and their reaction to caregiver stress and caregiver obligations are distinct (Montgomery & Koslosk, 2009). They also posit that diversity, one’s circumstances as well as their culture should be considered when assisting caregivers (Montgomery & Kosloski, 2009). Montgomery and Koslosk (2009) emphasize that a caregiver’s role is not a new one, but emerges from an existing relationship and transforms as time passes (Montgomery & Kosloski, 2009). The caregiver identity theory’s approach weighs the caregiver journey using…show more content…
There are both short and long-term caregiver relationships, and as a care recipient ages, they may require additional assistance and time (Montgomery &
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