Further national demographics shifts, such as deferred marriages and childbearing for young adults, reduced family size, and families living at a distance, are also exacerbating this dilemma. Additionally, increasing longevity among older adults will extend the years of assistance needed from their families as caregivers, including some grandchildren (Bookman & Kimbrel, 2011).
The care staff face many challenges even though they know just about everything about the individual; the carers still deal with many situations. It’s of importance that families and other health professionals develop a professional working relationship with carers because the carers are the one who are more involve with the individuals and supporting them as well as knowing the individual everyday activities.
Which is why after reading this, I think what matters most when I envision eldercare is not only having a variety of engaging activities but also having family members visit them often and to even take them out for lunch or home for the
The challenge America now faces is the number of people reaching retirement will double in number by 2030, and the U.S. population will increase almost 20 percent ("Our Aging Nation," 2015). The goal is for the elderly to maintain and live with independence and dignity, as well as, provide a wide range of professional health and social service expertise, home care, and residential support and services that will be needed ("Our Aging Nation," 2015). Since the number of caregivers needed for this population will not be able to meet the demands other resolutions are considered necessary.
According to the Administration on Aging, people age 65 and older currently represent 12.9% of the population of the United States as of 2009, with that number expected to double in the next 15 years (Administration on Aging, 2014). Along with the continued rise in the population of older adults comes an increased need for services specifically addressing the needs of this population. Despite the increasing needs for services for older adults, seniors are among the most overlooked and underserved populations in the United States.
The new eldercare service model must be one of inclusion. We can no longer afford to marginalize any group of seniors. –Author
Caring for the elderly and disabled has always been a relevant issue among American’s; however, not until recently has it become a significant issue within society. Change has occurred in the past couple decade as the workforce dynamics have transitioned from the family based farm living to the inner city, college educated worker who follows opportunity. Decades ago it was common place to have an aging relative live with the family in a multi-generational home; however, that is no longer a practical option in many cases. Although this transitioning of society has created a new issue and that is providing care to those elderly or disabled members of society who cannot rely on the support of family
Staff working in partnership with a service user’s family will become more aware of families' individual needs, and know more about an elderly person's home context, thus enabling them to be aware of how the care home is different or similar to their own home and understand the elderly person’s behaviour with this in mind.
Experience working in the field of health care lends insight to the growing needs of the older adult population, and the barriers which impede our capacity to meet them. As the Baby Boomer age is approaching older adulthood, the rise for financial,
(Baillie 2012) explored adult nursing experiences of caring for older people with dementia in acute hospital setting, the findings of this study, suggested getting to know the person and building a relationship, using comfort as a main source of building a trust between the patient and yourself. This study highlighted the need to be approachable, and within the confines of hospital routines. This study allows one to conclude, that certain patients would require a different approach, and in this setting a senior patient with dementia would require a certain level of intimacy which would allow you to build this
Alongside these nursing aids, our organization offers health concierge services to clients in their own comforts at home. Among the services we provide to our clients include Companion Care, which is designed to meet the needs of the elderly, Respite Care for patients recovering from illness, Jet Care geared towards the traveling customers, and Home Care that is focused on home-based care delivery. I have served in Home Care of La Jolla since its creation in 2002. The interest to offer a more customized and a need-based service to special groups in the society is the main reason for concentrating in the long-term care industry.
We find that there are currently staffing shortages and the lack of long-term care facilities to compete with the growing number of senior citizen in our country (Williams, Nowak & Scoby, 2016). With these issues we find that each professional who assist within the field of geriatric care such as advocates and leadership, share a particular part in making a safe environment with adequate accommodations for seniors. There are differences in the leadership and advocacy perspective in senior care, but they both result in the common goal of a meaningful life for seniors daily.
Trust is a status that one gives to another person when they place a person they love in their care. As people grow old, or are in need of specialized care, one will turn to specialized care, or one on one individualized care. Due to recent cases against various elderly care residences, people have become more and more reluctant to place their loved one in the care of another individual. As people learn about this, it is increasingly difficult to get new customers
After spending an afternoon interviewing my elderly father-in-law, I gained insight into how he perceives the aging process and the impact on the quality of his life. First, and foremost he viewed aging in a very positive and healthy manner. He believes that a positive attitude assists in accepting physical and psychosocial changes and enjoyed the fact that he and his wife are both physically fit and cognitively alert. He felt confident that advances made in health care and the quality of their lives would continue to be empowering. He enjoys the benefits of being a senior citizen including discounted travel, free education, and other incentives marketed towards seniors. He expressed a sense of well-being with respect to the numerous