Unit 9 Human Services Case Study

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Unit Nine Assignment: Jorge Edward Jacobs HN499: Bachelor 's Capstone for Human Services Kaplan University 4/7/2015 Our agency assists low income seniors living on fixed incomes with mental health services. Our services include screenings for depression, dementia, and early onset of Alzheimer’s. We also provide mental health counseling services for grieving widows and work towards reconnecting individuals with support services in the community. Jorge is a 67 year old Hispanic male and is recently widowed. He was born and raised in Mexico City before immigrating to the United States when he was in his early twenties. He worked as a factory line assembler in Chicago, Illinois for his entire adult life and earned his citizenship through The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986. He is a practicing Catholic and attended Spanish speaking services regularly up until the recent loss of his wife. Jorge now lives alone, and depends on his Social Security Income (SSI) and Medicare to maintain affordable senior housing in an independent living facility. His grown children live out of state and provide some emotional and financial support. He was referred to our agency after a well-being check by a concerned neighbor. Presenting Problem Since the death of his wife, Jorge has become isolated and alienated from his community. He has lost interest in religious and cultural activities and stopped participating in activities of daily living (ADL’S). He feels
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