Ageing Process D2

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Chloe McMullan

Evaluate the influence of two major theories of ageing on Health and Social Care provision

During the process of ageing the elderly may take different approaches to ageing and different theories may apply such as the disengagement theory and the activity theory. All elderly individuals will deal with ageing in different ways, they may wish to stay active or they may wish to disengage themselves due to being unable to deal with the ageing process. There are many services which are available to the elderly population, these services are usually provided to help people remain active, socially, physically, emotionality and intellectually. All these aspects are extremely important for elderly people to keep mentally and physically healthy. The five things important to mental health and well being are ; Relationships, Health, Income, Participation and Discrimination If these are covered by the health and care provision and they promote a positive approach to Transitions, hospitalisation, bereavement ,retirement and illness it will have a huge difference in helping people maintain independence and to cope with the ageing process. These services which are available to the elderly are:

Nursing Homes.

Nursing homes are a health and social care provision in the private sector available for elderly people. Most nursing homes provide care and support to older and vulnerable people in order to help them live as they wish.

Nursing homes positively influence the activity theory, as they enable relationships to be continued and new ones created. Nursing homes allow visitors to enable to the elderly to maintain their relationships whilst creating new ones with other residents and staff. This helps promote the Activity theory as it allows the individual to feel included and active in their lives.

Nursing homes cover the aspect of

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