It is a known fact that people are living longer today and with older age comes many obstacles for which the elderly overcome. Such obstacles as; physical changes, mental changes, changes in income, friends, family, and at times their way of life. As the baby boomers are getting older, some find that their social life has declined because most of their friends have died. Moreover, some of the boomers are maintaining their lifestyles as though nothing has changed, while others are in the midst of significant changes in their lifestyles and their way of life. The purpose of this discussion board is to compare and contrast two social theories about aging and how it relates to the role of the caregiver. Furthermore, I will discuss the one new
I have always admired the senior citizens who are wondering how they have passed such long journeys of their lives. They not only have accomplished achievements, but also have done memorable works that deserve admiration, respect, and priority in today’s society. These old people may look incompetent and unexciting in somebody’s eyes and thoughts, but not everyone realizes that they are the people with greatest knowledge and experiences beyond their masters of life. From my own experience, whenever I see an old mister or mistress looking for help or in need of help, I can never ignore him or
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
With home care becoming the next wave of long-term care services that will help keep Baby Boomers out of institutional programs and skilled nursing facilities, it will require a supplemental add-on support for family members or the at home caregiver as respite care and compensation for this care will have to be financially addressed. Adult day services provide the aging adult with physical exercise, social activities, and cognitive engagement. The Baby Boomers independence and acknowledgment of traditional long-term care institutions will bring change to the style and type of adult day care activities offered, as they are more engaged with technology, and at keeping themselves as active as
Growing up with your grandparents has its benefits. I remember waking up to freshly baked biscuits and fried sliced ham on Saturday mornings just before cartoons. Riding to the pharmacy with my grandfather to pick up his medicine was one of my favorite trips. We would always stop for ice cream before we returned home. Soaking in the knowledge that streamed from the lips of your elders can go unappreciated until you are an adult. Watching people age gives you an understanding of what is important to seniors as they transition to retirement and lonIg-term care. Seniors value the ability to live and enjoy a life that includes independence, family, and home. In today's economy, there is a shortage of health care professionals. Home healthcare services are vital due to the aging US population and need for increased continuum of care.
Seniors face many challenges in their day to day life and often need assistance with daily activities. Home Care is a service, which may be covered under Medicare and Medicaid, that provides seniors assistance in meal preparation, transportation, medication reminders, and other daily tasks. A skilled caregiver will come to your home and provide daily assistance to ensure the activities of daily living are met. In 2000, 7.6 million people received some degree of in-home care services (Tender Hearts, 2017). With Home Care being a lower cost solution to facility care, many seniors are choosing to maintain their lifestyle and keep their independence by using in-home care services
Aging to me represents a normal cycle of life and normal part of my life path. However it’s up to me how I age. Trying to lead a healthy lifestyle will hopefully allow me to age well.
Multigenerational day care or intergenerational day care offers the opportunity for children, elderly, and any disabled individuals the opportunity to interact together (Kerschner, 1977). It is more than the typical day care, but a unique environment for social, emotional, and intellectual development. With several generations mixing in the day care services, there is a need for caregivers to design a well-multigenerational day care that would serve different needs for quality childcare, senior services, as well as individuals with disabilities.
Later adulthood is the time in life when changes in marriage, families, and peer relationships are affected the most by the loss of someone close to that person. “Most people 70 years of age or older are widowed, divorced, or single” (Zastrow & Kirst-Ashman, 2010, p.619). Losing a spouse or close friend can create a sense of loneliness, which causes depression, anxiety and the emptiness feeling can become overwhelming. Depression also leads to psychological effects that will deteriorate a person’s health causing the chance for a terminal disease to become much higher. The weaker appearance of older adults causes family and remaining peers to step up in the role of making sure the person’s wellbeing is being met. (Zastrow & Kirst-Ashman, 2010). Living accommodations and healthcare needs
You are a seventy-eight-year-old man or woman. You live alone, but still in the same house you have lived in for the past fifty years. Even though, in your opinion, you feel healthy and think you can take care of yourself, you have noticed that your mind just is not what it used to be. After going to the doctor for your annual checkup, your doctor tells you that you have the early signs of a disease called Alzheimer’s. The doctor thinks that it would be best for you to move into a long-term care facility. You do not want to leave your home, but you also know that your family is very busy with their own lives, and you do not want to be such a burden to them. That is when you hear about something called an adult day center. Adult daycare centers are a place where older adults have a safe and stimulating place to go during the day. This helps delay moving into a long-term care facility by allowing the client to live in their own home where they may be happier than if they were “forced” to move in to a long-term care facility. The option of adult day centers is one that is growing in popularity, but is still mostly unheard of to older adults as a whole, unless they specifically ask about it.
Our elderly population is growing exponentially. Our senior population is the fastest growing segment of our healthcare today. Nurses will be needed in higher demand with an emphasis on caring for the Geriatric population. Families will be struggling with issues such as placement for elderly family members, finances to maintain suitable living arrangements and appropriate interventions for quality of life as our elderly family members’ age. In this article, the focus is on what elder care day stay attempts to accomplish and the psychosocial impact this has on families struggling to balance their lives with that of their aging loved ones. In addition, a personal plan is suggested for adult children to follow when considering alternatives for loved ones.
Lets talk about Adult Day Services and what they can provide for you and your family. Let me start by saying that you do not need have a physical aliment to use this service. It is designed to provide activities, exercise, meals, medication administration, health screening, bathing services, podiatry care, hair care, lab work, socialization, structure and mental stimulation for older adults. Almost anyone can benefit from that! These centers can also be an essential tool to be utilized in caring for someone and can relieve a great deal of stress on a caregiver. They can allow an older adult to stay in their home or the home of their families for a longer period of time. It also can be all day care at a fraction of the costs of in-home care or long-term care.
As the year’s progress, so will the age demographic, shifting the number of elderly and their life span higher than it’s ever been seen in history. With that being said, the course material has revealed many aspects that will shift the experience of aging in a whole new way, because after all we are all in this together. Although, these things might not matter now they will matter in the future and being aware, having a plan, thinking and implementing these ideas early in life will have a dramatic effect on the outcome and the way one will live later on. However, situating a better environment not only comes from the person but from those that surround them, not just from family and loved ones, but improving and finding solutions that are evident
Humanity has come a long way as we evolve and adapt to the changing environment. Through the years, we have managed to overcome several limitations, which in the past were nothing more than dreams. We succeeded in landing on the moon and communicating over long distance, yet there are still some boundaries we have yet to cross despite our best effort. Aging is an inevitable process of nature. While we cannot stop the ticking clock in our body, we have made it possible for aging to be delayed and relieved to a great extent through advance technology and modern governance. High-tech equipments and medications are available for the treatments of more illnesses as our understanding of medicine improves and governments nowadays are doing
Participants included a sample of undergraduate students (n = 172) that range in age from 17 to 62 years, (M = 23.3 years, SD = 6.6 years). There were 3 students who didn’t answer the question, so there was no information from them about their age. The median age is 21 years old. This means that half the students are younger than 21 and half of them are older. The most frequent age, the mode, is 20 years. Twenty-two students report an age of 19 (13%), while nineteen students (11%) students report an age of 22 years making that the next most common age in the group. These measures of central tendency tell us that there is a slight positive skew to this distribution, meaning that the mode is three ages less than the median which in turn