The elderly clients I care for generally have ill health, the illnesses they suffer from can be physical and mental. Physical illness ranges from minor life limiting illness like obesity, to illness that prevents clients from leaving their bed, and are cared for in bed. Mental health illness ranges from minor confusion to extreme paranoia and various levels of dementia. The diverse needs of my client group mean that I have to be aware of individual needs every time I am work and have to develop my own ways of communicating with clients , these ways have to be assessed on every shift as the nature of the client group means the client will have good days and bad days. So although I may have individual ways of communicating they have to be reassessed every shift to ensure they are still relevant.
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.
The really hard part for patients with MS is how they are able to continue their lives and being able to adjust their lives to their disease. Often they will need help from the people close to them to be able to understand and accept that they have to find a new way of continuing their lives to accommodate their Multiple Sclerosis. MS sufferers usually become dependent of the people close to them and this leads now and again to stress in their relationships. Sometimes it can result in the breakdown of a relationship with a life partner. Multiple Sclerosis results in a person and their families going through a lot of physical, psychological and emotional hardship, caretakers can often feel trapped by the task of looking after a person with
Studies show that people eighty and older Social Security provides seventy percent of their income. With this study it shows that Social Security needs to be available for the younger generation and the problem needs to be fixed. Also, if benefits were lowered then that would hurt my generation as well. Either way to solve the problem it will lead to someone paying more or getting
a care home manager observing an individual resident may identify that they may need more assistance with personal care and discuss this with individual. Making decisions about treatment or care to meet the individual’s needs. It is important and necessary to carry out a specific study, or research project, to investigate the benefits to others, there are many organisations often charities, which are dedicated to improving the care of individuals with specific disease and disorders through research. highlighting gaps in provision: the health or social care needs of communities change over time with the rise and fall of local employment; and young adult s moving on, leaving old adults in the family home. The services needed for a new housing estate with lots of young children, are usually different from those needed a well-established estate with a greater proportion of older adult residents.
Analyze the current attitudes and approaches toward balancing family responsibilities and work and to what extent they have changed over the past few decades. Australians’ attitudes and approaches toward balancing family responsibilities and work have dramatically changed in the last few decades. The composition of the labour force has moved steadily to a more equalized gender balance since the early 1980s. The balance of work life and personal life has become a more serious issue in the past few decades as well, particularly in the case of working mothers. Logical positivism, especially in relation to household finance has also become a rampant issue for many Australian households.
They will have to retire from their jobs, which could result in the loss of social contacts. The loss of a loved one is devastating for older adults, also. These factors and others may lead to depression. “Depression has been defined as, hopelessness, helplessness, anxiety symptoms, memory complaints; loss of pleasure, slowed movements, irritability and loss of interest in personal care” (Goncalves, Albuquergue, Byrne, & Pachana, 2009. p.610). Depression could potentially reduce the quality of life and possibly increase medical morbidity and mortality in older adults.
We all affect each other and our seniors contribute greatly to our society, we must do more to help them as they navigate the transitions that take them from mid-life to late-life. Transitions and role losses in old age greatly affect the vulnerability of the elderly adult, typical transitional difficulties include relocation, employers’ ageist attitudes towards older workers, terminal illness, sexuality, widowhood, grief, loneliness, depression, isolation, and chronic health problems (Parrott 111,
Age In Place: Advantages and Challenges Introduction As people age, they will experience several changes: reduced vision, decreased mobility, reduced mental processing capabilities, increased risk of falls due to balance, and increased risk of illness (Hager, n.d.). People’s quality of lives and independence will be impacted by these changes. Therefore, research has focused on how to age without losing independence and quality of lives has been asked by a lot of people. Aging in place is defined as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, n.d.). According to the definition, aging in place does not only describe that a person can live in a residence of his/her choice, but also the person are able to have services or support they might need as their needs change over time as well as to maintain their quality of life.
That is to find the most comfortable und helpful way to help the older adult. Assessing process includes the modifying of the testing environment to assure optimal performance, that will determine the client's current mental status, cognitive ability, social supports available to the client, the client's medical status, and interviews with family members and close friends (“Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders,” 2000). The process of assessment that is gathering, evaluating and the decision-making, can be complicated due to the variety of features. Among them are the issues that impact the older adults. The most