Human Services the Elderly

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Jessica Rich HS101 Introduction to Human Services Elin J. Cormican Mid-Semester Project Part 1 Service Area - Text A human service worker in the aging area needs to recognize that people sixty-five and older are considered to be an older adult. (p. 222) A human service worker in the aging area needs to be aware of gerontology, meaning to have the basic information about the aging process and experiences of the older adult. (p. 222-240) A human service worker in the aging area needs to recognize that aging is an individual process, that is a normal progressive change and everyone ages at a different pace. (p. 223) A human service worker in the aging area needs to understand…show more content…
If a human service worker is aware of the issues with depression in older adults, then hopefully the last years of the clients life is full of happiness. Older adults: depression and suicide facts. (2007). Retrieved October 15, 2008 from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/older-adults-depression-and-suicide facts.htm. Part 2 Internet Component #2 I chose the Practical Approaches to Working with the Elderly internet site because it will better prepare me on how to entirely accept the reason why older people act they way they do. The elder have a time where they did enjoy themselves at one point, and as they got older they start to forget most of it; well most of them do. Older people need someone to make them laugh and feel appreciated. And as a human service worker becomes more familiar with an older adult, they will start to become more sympathetic towards them, compared to others who treat the elder with no respect. There is a workshop in this article that brought my attention to it about how a human service worker could complete there workshops or days they are with an older person. A human service worker will be able to “identify one’s own values and biases regarding age.” This means that they can understand their judgments and behaviors or things and how they interpret it. Second, they will be able to describe major myths about aging and how everyone’s explanation of the aging is false. Third a human
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