Published March 15, 2016
Congratulations to Associate Professor Gretchen Ely and co-authors on the publication of their article, Being “easy”: Women’s desire to accept help later in life, in the Journal of Women & Aging.
Pope, N., Riley, J. E., Haberkorn, J., & Ely, G. E. (2016). Being “easy”: Women’s desire to accept help later in life. Journal of Women & Aging.
This article examines the concept of being “easy” as a quality that female caregivers aspire to as they envision their potential care in later life. It draws on data from a qualitative study exploring the significance of caregiving to adult daughters’ perspectives and plans for their own aging. Caregivers’ experiences differ based upon their perception of how easy or difficult it was to care for their loved one. The former exemplifies a positive way to approach aging and the receiving of care. Being easy describes an attitude that these caregivers desired for their own later life.