Adult Life Transitions
Read the following vignette.
Mr. and Mrs. DeGuzman have been married for 54 years. He was recently in a car accident where he hit a parked vehicle. His health was already compromised, and with this recent event, he is now admitted to a hospital and needs a breathing machine. His wife and two grown sons are considering hospice. They live in a single-story home. Mrs. DeGuzman has been a homemaker all her life. She was never involved in many activities and would identify her recently deceased twin sister as her “best and only friend.” They live off Social Security and a small pension from the Train Operators fund.
Write a 350- to 700-word response to the following questions based on the vignette selected:
According to this week’s readings, what do you know about some of the family characteristics of this couple?
What are some critical aspects of retirement that are applicable?
What do you project their longevity to be?
If they were a couple in your community, what living options would you recommend for them?