• Ellia Ariesti Program Studi Magister Keperawatan Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Brawijaya
  • Retty Ratnawati Program Studi Magister Keperawatan Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Brawijaya
  • Retno Lestari Program Studi Magister Keperawatan Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Brawijaya



Caregiver, Elderly, Self-care Deficit


Elderly is the last stage of human growth development and often related to body function derivation which cause helplessness. Self-care deficit was one of the elderly problem and lead to inferiority, high dependecy to caregiver, and critical point during elderly life period. Elderly whom stayed  at nursing home, would depends their self-care to the caregiver because their family could not have abillity to nursing them. This research aim was to explore the caregiver experienced in nursing elderly with self-care deficit at Panti Werdha Panti Pangesti Lawang. Qualitative research design were used, with intepretive phenomenology aprroachment. Data collection technique was depth interview method and semistructured interview guidelines were used. This researh generated ten themes: still fulfilled elderly self-care who were unable to met their necessity, gratefull feeling and not burdened when nursing the elderly, pity and learnt to be patient, tried to aprreciate elderly by didn’t show displeasing expression and show responsibility, became angry and force the elderly during nursing period, tried to fulfill all elderly necessities, a lot of energy were needed and teamwork, elder people had their own behavior, willingness to nurse the elderly better and more passionate, were called to nurse the elderly similar to their parents. This condition would lead to frustation, burdened feeling, exhaustion, and stress in caregiver. Conditions above need further prevention from health care provider.


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