“The Age of Dignity” is written by Al-Jen Poo, who is a director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and co-director of the Caring across Generations campaign. The author discusses challenges faced by the elderly in society due to lack of supporting culture. She mentions, “By 2035, 11.5 million Americans will be over the age of eighty-five, more than double today’s 5 million, living longer than ever before.” It is necessary to value the care of old people so that people can age with dignity and security. To support the care of older adults, a culture needs to be built where elderly are respected in the society. The author provides various solutions to transform elderly care such as long-term care insurance and financial incentives to care providers.
According to Greene (2007), there are various forms of Dementia, however Alzheimer’s is most popular affecting families in later life normally 65 years and older degenerating brain tissue over time. Greene further states social workers may be first responders to the discovery of the disease existence through a series of answered questions surrounding the client’s mental status. The disease itself impairs intellectual and cognitive reasoning and is therefore reported to qualified specialist. Learning about the disease will assist with certainty in diagnosis giving way to improving the client and family situation for adjusting, interventions, or advance directives. At any rate, the nature of disease also brings great concerns to caregiving.
2009). The most significant is the context and “background” variables which describes the caregiver-patient relationship as an underlying factor as well as caregiver stressor. Even more, the SPM can be broken down into primary and secondary stressors, where feelings of relationship loss would be primary (Quinn et al., 2009). Family conflict or caregiver-patient relationship, on the other hand, would be considered a secondary stressor. Conclusions from the studies yielded pre-dementia relationship in relation to the ‘current’ status further impact the caregiver’s well-being.
There are lots of things in life that people can have control over; several things in life are also uncontrollable. Alzheimer’s disease is in the category of uncontrollable for now. (“Alzheimer’s disease”) is when there is difficulty remembering names and events. It is the most common type of dementia and more than five million Americans are living with the disease. The benefits of Alzheimer 's research is growing as the years pass by.
To make elderly patients more comfortable to the hospital conditions, it is required to change structure of the hospital. Patient fall risk assessment tool was implemented in the hospital and proper checklist maintained for the analysis of the patient. Training has been provided to the healthcare professionals
Palliative Care Simulation Reflection Palliative care is known to be a methodology structured to handle medical cases where patients have life-limiting illnesses (National Cancer Institute, 2018). This approach is often specialized and requires a multidisciplinary team to deliver relief to the patient through the management of physical and mental challenges that come with terminal diagnoses. The objective of this approach is to improve the quality of life for both the patient and their family (Ferrell, et al., 2007). Evidence based practice has come to support this methodology due to the measureable improvements in these patient’s lives (Kavalieratos, et al., 2016). Often, managing patients with life-limiting disease can present as a challenge,
Most often, the reason for a hospital death is because it provides a wide verity of medical specialist who are able to accommodate the needs of the dying person. For a family perspective, the hospital setting may be convenient if the care that is needed is more intensive. Other reasons according to Slayter (2015) may include lack of time to set up hospice services or when extenuating circumstances required hospitalization: “...when plans have not worked; things have gone bad in a hurry. The rapid clinical deterioration of such patients meant that the delicate work of end-of-life care had to be performed under pressure" (cited in Slatyer, Pienaar, Williams, Proctor, & Hewitt, 2015, p. 2168). In these situations, the direction the family may have originally planned had to make way for the unexpected
In recent years, the number of inpatient services, especially from the elderly clients who are at risk for skin breakdown, admitted ED (emergency department) staffs has been on the increase. The ED environment was meant for short-term care in response to emergent situations. However, pressure related injuries originating in the ED have led to both financial and physical afflictions. Some measures have been put in place to address this issue, one such measure is the PUP (Pressure Ulcer Prevention) which may not be largely embraced in the ED environment. However, the Pus is within the scope of the nursing practice and can be amended to improve the standard of healthcare.
IOP stands for Intensive Outpatient Program. Its goal is to provide intensive treatment for individuals and families in need of a safe environment. It is for elderly adults, especially those age 65 and older, who have symptoms of mental illness severe enough to significantly affect their daily functioning. The IOP is an important stepping stone in the patient 's continuum of care - it serves individuals who may be too seriously ill for normal outpatient treatment but whose symptoms aren 't severe enough for admission as an inpatient. It may also be used as a step-down program after discharge from an inpatient facility.
Depression was measured with the center for epidemiologic studies depression scale (CES-D) and Anxiety with spielberger trait anxiety inventory pre and post intervention. It was found that depression, fatigue, and anxiety (P = .002) reduced significantly in mindfulness intervention group as compared to usual care and benefit continued upto 6 months. In another study, thirty-one MS patients, all female with mean of age of 36.75 years and Expanded Disability Status Scale