I would like to focus and investigate the lack of age appropriate transportation services for the elderly and people with disabilities. The issue of transportation becomes a major concern when the elderly and people who are disabled develop uncontrollable age related illnesses and are no longer healthy to drive. Losing the privilege to drive brings independence to an end and forces the elderly to stay at home which may lead to despair and other emotions. Therefore, it is essential to provide our senior citizens and people with disabilities with reliable transportation to help them maintain their independence. It is important to create reliable services to support them in making choices about how they want to live the last years of their
By definition the term progressive mobility means a “series of planned movements in a sequential manner beginning at a patient’s current mobility status with a goal of returning to his/her baseline” (Vollman, 2010). Much simpler explained it means for us nurses to get our patients moving. Challenging nurses to use
In 1860 when “the McGavock and Mt. Vernon Horse Railroad Company and the South Nashville Street Railroad Company were chartered and used steam and mules to power rail cars to give Nashville its first taste of public transportation. On April 30, 1889, the McGavock and Mt. Vernon Horse Railroad Company
SHOULD ELDERS HAVE TO TAKE A DRIVING TEST EVERY YEAR? Elders are great people, but their driving skill may not be too great. Elders should take a driving test every year, for one reason there would be a decrease in car accidents. Many people have been killed by the lack of the elderly peoples driving skills, also because elders should be reminded how to drive because of their fragile health.
Lack of transportation can sometimes force an elderly people to disengage. They may be unable to attend health meetings, appointments, to see family members etc. This can affect the elderly individuals as this could have an impact on their mental and physical health as they will disengage and no longer
How does poverty affect the aging population? Aging Americans, like other age groups, are feeling the effects of the declining real estate and stock markets, as well as soaring fuel and food prices. Seniors’ economic security will only increase in importance as the U.S. population ages. The nation’s health and social services resources will face unprecedented demand as 75 million people in the baby boomer generation reach retirement age—some with eroded savings and retirement accounts. Aging people of color are more likely than white
I agree that many older Americans live in communities that actually hinder safe mobility. My parents live in a neighborhood that is void of sidewalks, they do not have access to public transportation (nearest bus stop is 1/2 mile away and only half that distance has sidewalks) and many of the older public spaces are unable to accommodate people need the aide of mobility devices to get around. I look forward to your assessment of how well the Heartland Event Center fairs against your 5 Key elements. Having been to the event center once for a concert I dont believe the parking lot will fair too
In 2011, the first of the Baby Boomers – the 78 million men and women born between 1946 and 1964 – will begin turning 65 at a rate of more than 8,000 per day. By year's end, the nation's senior population will have increased by almost 3 million, to nearly 49 million. By 2025, then, the total will reach 72 million – more than double the 35 million at the turn of the new century. (Home Instead Senior Care, 2010). Millions of Americans with chronic diseases and disabilities, like Alzheimer's, heart failure, kidney disease, and diabetes, need careful monitoring but do not want enter a nursing home or skilled care facility. I can recall my grandfather would only agree to go to the doctor's office if he was certain he could return
Often times seniors with disabilities or illnesses are not able to drive themselves to and from appointments and/or cannot feasibly utilize public transportation. This can cause a serious problem for a senior hoping to remain independent at their own home. One of Comfort Keepers most popular senior care services is local transportation to and from engagements. From doctors appointments and therapy sessions to social engagements and shopping trips, your senior loved one is
Residing in Alexandria VA we have a median age of 36 years old (data USA). This statistic postulate that there are not many aging or elderly adults residing in Alexandria VA. According to Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman “The age of 65 has usually been cited as the dividing between middle age and old age” (p., 657). Despite the median age being 36 I was surprised to learn that Alexandria offers a number of programs for individuals in later adulthood. We have Meal on Wheels which is a life-sustaining program that allows seniors who are unable to leave their homes to shop, or have difficulty preparing a meal, to have two healthy meals a day delivered to their homes. We have Senior Law day which informs the Alexandria community about legal
Over the years, seniors experience a gradual decline in their physical and mental performance. While there is no getting around this fact, the rate at which this decline occurs isn't etched in stone. The following suggestions will slow this decline and extend a senior's ability to drive safely for many more years.
As we age, the skills and abilities related to driving tend to decline. When you are no longer confident with your driving skills due to vision problems, confusion, or issues with If you are someone who needs assistance with activities of daily living, for a short period of time or permanently, you can enjoy the benefits home care has on physical and emotional health by contacting your local Agency on Aging to obtain resources and more information on services available to you. motor skills, transportation assistance can be arranged while allowing you to maintain your independence. It can be difficult and overwhelming for seniors to run errands like they used to. Home Care provides transportation assistance to help you attend doctor appointments, religious services, visiting friends, grocery shopping, going to the bank, and other events or daily
Because of advancements in health, individuals are living longer. As a result, we find a growing population of people in late adulthood that is greater than decades before. These individual have varying degrees of health, but the majority of which are still capable of leading active lives. Berger (2011) describes there are 3 categories of old: young-old, old-old, and oldest-old. In the United States, young-old account for 70 percent of the late adult population and are “healthy, active, financially secure, and independent” (Berger, 2011, p.499). The groupings are not based upon an age, but rather on their health, vigor and financial security. Of the three groups, only the oldest-old are dependent on others for care. Even though there are varying
It is fantastic to see the Park Danforth's commitment to offering top notch services for active elders like shopping, going to community events and/or day tripping in Maine's coastal areas. I can only imagine the logistics involved in making this an efficient driving operation and
Many concerns have been expressed about the potential dangers elderly drivers present when operating a vehicle. Mental and physical capabilities begin to decline as a person ages. When their health deteriorates, the well being of other individuals on the road is at stake. Many elderly drivers should not drive