Nurses in the nursing homes can be biased by giving bad treatments compared to the others. It is very difficult for people to understand that the elders are being bullied and abused very often nowadays. As elders grow older and weaker in mentally and physically, their hearing and sights tend to be weaker as
It usually affects older people, it is sometimes called senile even diabetes, but because of the obesity epidemic age of onset of type 2 diabetes significantly reduced. Prevent the development of type 2 diabetes is taking care to maintain a healthy body weight through proper diet and regular physical activity. Regular exercise reduces insulin resistance. The study shows that proper diet and exercise are much more effective in preventing the development of type 2 diabetes than any medication. The symptoms of type 2 diabetes develop gradually.
O’Shaughnessy, 2014, wrote a continuing nursing education article on the importance of Orem’s theory in relation to elderly patients performing peritoneal dialysis. The examination was of elderly patient’s self-care abilities and the success of nursing staff allowing patients to do as much individual care as possible. “Orem’s theory postulates that people have a natural ability for self-care, and nursing should focus on identifying these deficit areas” (O’Shaughnessy, 2014, p. 496). The argument proposed is that peritoneal dialysis at home allows the elderly patient to maintain life closer to their previous life pre-dialysis. In order for the patients to be successful with their home peritoneal dialysis nurses have to assess the gaps in care that need to be addressed.
Once her father passes, Miss Emily cannot grasp how to live on in her life because someone important to her is no longer with her. In certain aspects, like death for example, people find it difficult to come to terms with death because it is a common fear from most people. Some people do not like to think about death because they might have
Caregivers in the unpaid category are generally family members who assist or support their loved ones to perform daily living activities. They are also called informal caregivers. These caregivers may or may not be a certified nurse. But they are matured, qualified, and able to follow instructions of doctors and nurses for patient care. Important traits for caregiver profession Empathy and compassion
In this phase individual experience airway collapse which results in a brief pause in breathing along with a loud snore followed by a cough or chocking which then help resume breathing. It is generally caught by another family member who witness this cycle of breath-pause-breath. Literature reviews suggest that most individuals suffering from OSA simply are unaware that they have a problem and therefore go undiagnosed for years before they get help. Consequently, health care providers fail to recognize the problem due to lack of information. This phenomenon is mainly common and prevalent among the aging population, male, individual with large neck size or tonsils, and family history of sleep apnea.
Is modern life to blame? According to Jean Hannah Edelstein, our mental health has suffered over the past 80 years. The cause are complex, but it’s exhausting to live in a society where asking for help equals failure. Everywhere you look, people these days are stressed out. Many reach a breaking point and sink into depression – a mental health issue few of our grandparents or great-grandparents experienced, yet is so common today or perhaps people 50 or 75 years ago just didn’t talk about depression, and didn’t seek treatment for it (after all, effective treatments weren’t exactly available back then).
What Does a Physical Therapist Do? A Physical Therapist (PT) has many responsibilities. Some of these include: • easing patient 's pain • rehabilitation from injuries • helping them increase their mobility • helping to prevent further injuries • using equipment, exercises, hands-on therapy and stretches • treating patients with hydrotherapy, such as hot and cold packs • skin and wound care • prescribing and putting on supportive devices and equipment • diagnosing patients ' movements that are dysfunctional • using orthopedic tests for diagnostic purposes • helping patients and their families with their recovery process • promoting independence by emphasizing what patients can do by themselves • making a plan of care for patients and evaluating their progress • consulting with a doctor or
This can negatively affect the level of care provided to their patients. In some cases, nurses who experience high levels of stress at work can become physically ill or experience emotional “burnout”. In order to reduce some of these problems, nurses should consider taking a variety of steps to cope with stress, including, Exercise: Stay in good physical condition by using a fitness center if available or by simply taking a walk or using the stairs during a break. Talk: Choose a friend, family member or co-worker with whom to share concerns. Talking about a problem can help reduce feelings of stress.
The problem faced by them are several in the society, family, health etc., which makes them isolated from all means of life. Geriatric mental health is a emerging as an important public health concern. According to Word Health Organization, prevalence of depression in adults age >60 years in developed and developing countries was 0.5 million and 4.8 million respectively in 2070. Depression is a state of activity than can affect the persons thought, behavior and they felt guilty, irritable, helpless, problem with their sleeping etc. The major signs and symptoms of depression in the elderly such as Empty feeling, sadness, fatigue, sleep disturbance, social withdrawal, isolation, loss of appetite and repeated thought of death and suicide.
Patients with Alzheimer 's are not able to perform these daily tasks because they may forget how to do them. For example, if someone with Alzheimer 's needed to take a certain prescription at a certain time, they may forget, or if they do remember, they may not take the correct amount needed. This could become a very high risk for the patient dying due to an overdose. All the care required for Alzheimer 's patients puts a lot of added stress onto the caregiver. They can feel social withdrawal towards society, anxiety about what the next day brings, depression that changes your outlook, anger towards the patient and how they aren 't doing what they were able to do at one point of time, denial and thinking that it will get better, exhaustion about daily tasks, lack of concentration that makes performing familiar tasks difficult, and health problems that can affect your mental and physical health (alz.org).
Specialized therapy or cardiac monitoring is necessary when initially increasing activity. Some exercises may be provided at home. A structured program of low intensity exercise can improve functional capacity, increase self-confidence to exert self and improve quality of life. Provide resources and contact support groups. Although a lengthy advice has been given whist in hospital by the surgeons and nurses, the patient may not be ready to comprehend a load of information at once.
These are all routes to abuses. Disabilities- can be a factor to be abused, that can lead to social exclusion. Service users like Mrs. P who suffers from dementia can be exploited due to her illness. Some people with disabilities cannot be employed and also older people are not employed. Education- Because most of the service users are not educated, they’ll find it difficult to access information for their own use due to the lack of education and knowledge.
The elderly experiences many emotional and physical changes as they reach late adulthood. Many experience emotional changes such as loneliness or depression that relate to many factors such as loss of independence or by losing loved ones, or fading health. A decrease in physical or social activity, finances, interaction with loved ones, and the requirement to live in a nursing home can result in a declining will to live (Chima, 2002). Social workers are important in end-of-life care because they have an understanding of human behavior which helps them determine what is needed to decrease the suicidal risk factors of the elderly. But there is also the factor of elderly euthanasia which is the equivalent to voluntary physician assisted suicide.
There are times where people are incapable of “growing up” due to an illness that they have, which shows that this quote cannot be considered true for all instances. In those cases, it is beyond the control of the individual to mature and they are actually unable to do so. In most cases though, mental maturation is something that happens when a person wants it to happen and attempts to actually make it happen. There are a lot of times where people do not realize that they have to make an effort to actually grow up and so remain immature for a long period of time. They either do not realize that this could be detrimental to them in the future or simply do not care, but either way, they do not grow up.