Assessment #1 June 18, 2015 When I think of long-term care facilities, more negatives than positives come to mind. I feel as though too many people are being entered into these facilities without receiving the proper care they deserve. When doing research and communicating with long-term care facility workers, I have concluded that the main problem is staffing. If I was managing my own facility the first problem I would resolve is the patient to health care worker ratio. Then I would focus on making sure consumers and their families feel comfortable in the environment they live in.
(Hopson and Adams 1976, Open University) As an example, moving into a care/nursing/residential setting is a big transition that could happen in anyones life, yet with the help of social workers and nurses and doctors we are often able to assess these individuals to evaluate if this is the right transition for them. Older people often seek residential care in a state or environment of crisis, therefore there is not much time to prepare for this. (You'll and McCourt-Perring 1993, OU ) A transition is likely to occur when an individual is ill and becomes vulnerable. Many transitions happen because of health reasons, i.e, dementia making that person vulnerable in their own home, an illness that may require constant supervision and care, a change in relationships i.e, a death of a loved one/partner, or a family feud
If we look at Peter with a holistic attitude, we can see there is far more than just the fact that he has suffered a myocardial infarction. There are several other wider determinants that have affected his health. Firstly, if we focus on Peters’ home and family life, it becomes evident that Peter is feeling stressed and anxious about supporting his wife and two teenage children. It is well known that that stress can affect an individuals’ health as it causes hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline to remain in the body as it tries to cope with a stressful situation. Short term this can be good for you however over a prolonged period it can have an adverse effect on our health.
People are also reaching the time in their lives when medical problems tend to increase. When an adult reaches their senior years, some may need help at home, and as they age this tends to increase throughout the years. With America not being close as they were in the past, a lot of families are splitting up and leaving mom and dad alone. This creates a need for them when it comes to meals and physical care. So many people want to be independent but this actually creates a problem, more seniors are relying on community facilities or retirement homes to assist them with their daily living.
However, children and young adults can also experience this disease as a result of number of rare diseases and conditions. For example, in Batten Disease, unfortunately, Alzheimer’ disease can be observed in many facets, many age ranges, in many different aberrations. The intensity ranges from mild to almost extreme of the worst possible. This disease seems very difficult to treat in the world of Batten disease accompanied with all the paroxysm and psychological issue that the children are going through. (Taylor, Richard 2007) Some of the reasons that why awareness is important for parents about this disease are 1) Low awareness results in higher medical costs 2) Awareness facilitates timely medical arbitration 3) Awareness diminishes disgrace and further facilitates timely intervention 4) Awareness of risks involved can lower the incidence of this disease 5) Awareness speeds up scientific progress.
Elderly health care has many effects on social change. Health care cost continue to rise and a majority of elderly individuals make a choice each month to either have medical treatment, prescription drugs, or every day needs such as food, electricity, clothing, and water. The biggest social change for the elderly is the inability to interact with other members of society. Interaction with other individuals is limited for several reasons. The main reason for limited interaction is the lack of funds to acquire transportation to travel, along with illnesses and limited mobility.
The increase in life expectancy is a good thing, however, it brings a new set of challenges. While people are living longer, they are also spending more of their lives in ill health. Older people are more likely to have potentially complex care needs that can be expensive to manage. Many people are currently ineligible for state-funded social care under the existing laws. To meet the costs of these care needs, these ‘self-funders’ have, in many cases, had to sell or remortgage
Adult Development and Aging Life is characterized by transformations; every aspect of the human being changes along the whole lifespan during both development and aging. As people get older, major challenges impact on their ability to engage in everyday tasks. There are numbers of known physiological changes as a person get older, which could affect in one sensory, biological and cognitive need. As a result, the elderly are at higher risk for adverse physiological consequences during acute illness, including impairment in functional status at their own home. What are some of the proposed changes we could do to help an elderly couple so that they are more adaptive to their needs?
In fact, females are expected to perform several family responsibilities as defined above and sometimes it appears that there is no option for them but because of such high expectations and work load, females especially who are 40 plus often become the victim of depression. It might occur because of reduction in their physical power with the passage of time as well as due to changes introduced via menopause condition. Whatever is the reason but, after this entire situation is concerning for society as; it might destroy the whole societal structure (Bartley et al., 1992). 2-what would be your best guess as to jean sweet land’s parenting style, and why do you think so? In my opinion, Jean tries to provide best care to her children and expects negligibly.
The demand for medical attention due to functional or cognitive limitations and long term assisted housing needs will be immense. Functional limitations are physical problems that limit a person’s ability to perform routine daily activities, such as eating, bathing, dressing, paying bills, and preparing meals. Cognitive limitations are losses in mental acuity that may also restrict a person’s ability to perform such activities. On average, about one-third of people age 65 or older will report functional limitations of one kind or another. Among people age 85 or older, about two-thirds report functional limitations.