In 2010 according to research about ninety percent were family members of the person in need of care. This includes adult children, adult grandchildren and even spouses or partners of the individual. Elderly abuse can be classified as deliberate actions that can or will cause harm to a susceptible elder by either a caregiver or people who hold special trust relationships to them. Any act of failure to satisfy the basic needs or protection from harm required by the elderly. According to a study on elderly abuse, female elders receive abuse at a higher rate than males and that the older elders are more probable to the abuse.
Vulnerable Population and Self Awareness Nurs 440 May 27, 2013 Vulnerable Population and Self Awareness There are many types of vulnerable populations in today’s society that are vulnerable to certain illnesses or diseases. One of the most common vulnerable populations is the elderly. As the age increases most often it also corresponds with cognitive changes, specifically dementia. Chronic illnesses in the elderly increase their vulnerability and begin to be more dependent on others for assistance. Upon growing older there many choices to be made and one of the most difficult is having to place the elder person in a nursing home when he/she is no longer capable of being independent.
UNIT 4222-656 Understand the factors affecting older people Outcome 1 1) As adults age, many changes occur: memory loss, bones and joints, eyes and ears, digestive and metabolic, urogenital, dental, skin and functional abilities problems. 2) Aging is inevitable and is in a sense a gradual loss of life functions. The process is unique and different for each individual. While for some aging means grey hair, few kilos or bad hearing, for others is a much more complex transformation, because the aging process brings social and emotional change and loss into their lives. Older relatives die, then loss of a spouse affects many.
What are some of the issues that older people face when residing in a residential care facility? How can you help lessen the impact of these issues? Loss & grief Depression Change in relationships and role. Failing health Emphasis of quality of life and P.C.C 3. What are some common stereotypical beliefs about ageing?
Discuss the function of research in a chosen area of interests Is there link between dementia and depression? In this task I'm going to analyse the link between depression and dementia, what impact have it on peoples lives such as quality of life and what is the function of research in this area. As a researchers work to reveal background of dementia disease the most interesting area of research is depression and its connection to dementia. People who have significant depression are more likely to develop depression further in life as well people with dementia who suffer from depression. If it’s left untreated it makes them even more confused and forgetful which affect quality of of life even more.The research in this particularly
| | |Health Disparity And Its Victims | | | | | When one thinks of modern health care in the United States, patients receiving different quality health care than other patients because of race, gender, or age seems like something from the past. These differences, called health disparities, affect the morbidity and mortality of diseases by someone’s race, culture, environment, sex, age, socioeconomic status, etc. (AMA, 1995-2012). When speaking of health disparities, it is important to note that these differences will include not only a difference of disease according to the aforementioned list, but also a difference in regard to the type of facilities, access to care, and services available to those listed above. An example of health disparities, and how it affects the outcome of disease according to race, would be if African American males from an urban community had a higher mortality rate from cancer than a Caucasian male from a non-urban community.
Ageism is a prejudice in which people are categorized and judged solely on the basis of their chronological age. Our western culture has embedded to ageism into our lives, and we may not be able to identify, ageist behavior when it occurs. Older adults are frequently given negative labels such as: senile, sad, lonely, poor, sexless, ill dependent and disabled. It is inevitable that we will experience decline in physical and mental capacities. However the timing quality and degree of the ageing process are highly variable and very different for each individual.
These risks increase the chances that this population has for harm and coercion (Walsh, 2009). Society has a negative and pessimistic view of aging. Many individuals and health care workers classify the elderly as a group of useless and dependent individuals. As society portrays elderly individuals as worthless, the younger
This paper aims to explore the multiple factors that contribute to the occurrence of STDs in the older adult population. This paper will also identify possible implications for social work practice in order to address the occurrence of STDs in older adults. Many people assume that older adults no longer participate in sexual activity and they are considered to be at low risk for contracting STDs; however, this is a misconception. Studies have found that the majority of older adults report high levels of sexual interest well into their 70s (Hillman, 2008). In recent years, the diagnoses of STDs in older adults have sky rocketed.
The process of ageing on the human body will inevitably leave activities of daily living more difficult to perform. As Ireland has an ageing population with 11% (467,926) of people over 65 years (Central Statistics Office 2006), the older adult will need assistance from knowledgeable nurses resulting from the effects ageing has on the body. Firstly, this author will identify structural and functional changes in the older adult in relation to two vital activities of daily living: mobility and communication. Secondly, individualised nursing care for these activities of daily living with reference to prevention of falls will be discussed. Structural and functional changes: mobility Mobility is imperative regardless of any age however the older adult may find more difficulty with mobility due to loss of skeletal muscle mass, tone and strength (Farley et al.