Alzheimer 's is a brain disorder that affects more than 5.3 million people in the United States. The elderly are mainly affected by loss of memory. Scientists have not yet found a cure for this disease which is destroying minds. The government has been helping with a plan giving $600 million a year. Their goal is to prevent or treat the disease by 2025. In coming decades, Scientists predict the number of people will rise to 13.8 million. The aging population is increasing because of low birth rates and increased life expectancy. As America 's population ages, there will be other health issues emerging. The most common health concerns for seniors are diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and cancer. All of these conditions are the leading cause of death.
I believe every case is different regarding a child’s duty to care for their aging parent(s). If a parent is without options and needs support, I believe it is a moral good to tend to the needs of his/her parent, until another option becomes available. On that note, I do not think it should be the child’s sole responsibility when there are other choices that can be made. If a child has maintained a positive relationship with his/her parent(s), the child should continue to keep that relationship, regardless if they care for them, or not. I believe you can be a caregiver for your parents without living with them, and/or enduring the financial burden. Regular visits at assisted-living homes or nursing homes can be an uplifting emotional experience for both the child and the parent. It is very possible to be involved in a parent’s life without being the sole caregiver.
Many people are supported in their homes by people who work along side the health and social care service such as social workers,nursers ,doctor and care givers or they may get support from their family members and friends. An elderly person may choose to stay in their own homes instead of a residential care home while seeking help and support from others,however this can lead to potential opportunities for abuse happening to the person who Is being looked after. When an individual is getting support at home by a carer, the individual being cared for is vulnerable and defenseless and therefor this makes them a target for abuse,another example is abuse by strangers,when an elderly person lives alone they are at risk of people calling at the door and then gaining access to their homes,they may steal items from them or mistreat them or cause intimidation.
Assisted living facilities are one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. Unfortunately, assisted living facilities have a history of being problematic. Specific cases from the movie Life and Death in Assisted Living Facilities indicates that assisted living facilities are often under staffed, poorly trained, and often admit elderly patients who are not qualified candidates for their facilities (Byker and Thompson, 2013). When taking this in to account, it is important to consider why families may admit their loved ones in to assisted living facilities. Hillier and Barrow (2015), associate problems of caregiving with the responsibility itself, the caregivers personal health, role strains, strained family relationships, ect. With all of this strain on an informal caregiver it seems most beneficial to the caregiver and the elderly individual to consider admittance in to an assisted living facility. Once a basis has been established as to why an elderly person is admitted in to an assisted living facility, further insight shall be established to denote what is considered elder abuse. In this movie, Life and Death in Assisted Living Facilities, several
Assisted living is there for those who are able to do most on their own but still need help doing some of their everyday activities. This department is in the health care field because a lot of people die because they fall or something happens when they are doing something they can’t necessarily do. So assisted living gives them the opportunity to still be independent but always have someone on site that can help when needed.
Dementia is a complex disease that’s made up of many parts. There isn’t just one form of dementia, rather there are multiple different forms of dementia, each having their own set of symptoms that can be distinguished from other forms of dementia. Nonetheless, the umbrella term for dementia is an “impairment of thought and behavior that disrupt everyday life” (McCrory, PP, Ch. 17, Slide 18). Symptoms affecting dementia as a whole are the following: memory, thinking, and social abilities (McCrory, PP, Ch. 17, Slide 19). Nonetheless, it’s important to understand that a little memory loss is normal in old age. Therefore, just because you may know someone that has some memory loss doesn’t mean that they suffer from dementia. One of the clear-cut
Picture it: the friendly resident assistant helping her resident when she has a tough problem. Maybe the resident is locked out of her dorm, or is having roommate struggles, or even just has general stress with school work. I would like to be that resident assistant helping that girl, and I feel that I could fill this potential position.
Living in a long-term care facility can be devastating. Residents may feel abandoned by family, sadness because their friends have passed, or a feeling of being stuck. Though there are regulations in place to keep a stand for quality of life, I think as administrator I would go above and beyond those regulations. In my opinion they need to be stricter, but since they are not, I would do my best to give our elders what they have earned and deserve. It is important to consider how a person would want the conditions of a facility that their grandmother, grandfather, mother, or father would be in when they could no long live at home. As an administrator my hope would be to make the last years of a residents life, ones they would enjoy. I hope to do so by following regulations, making correct care plans for patients, ensuring there is enough qualified staff at all times, providing stimulating activities, and ensure a comfortable and home-like atmosphere for the
By 2026, it is estimated that there will be over three million people with disabilities over the age of 65, this is almost double the 1.6 million reported in 2001. Increased disability is often what leads seniors to require long-term care outside of their normal residence. Long-term care facilities, also known as retirement homes charge between $1,700.00-$2,400.00 per month and often have long wait lists to acquire a room. These monthly fees are said to include, a room (often shared with another resident), food, care, laundry, housekeeping and some medical services. The level and quality of care can vary greatly between facilities and the higher the quality usually results in a longer wait list and monthly fees that are on the high end of the cost
In addition to helping your senior loved one with light housework, personal care, and medication management, eldercare personnel are able to assist your senior loved one in preparing nutritious meals, properly cleaning up and storing the leftover foods, and keeping the refrigerator cleared of spoiled leftovers. Eldercare personnel can also help your loved one plan their meals, shop for fresh foods, and ensure proper hygiene is followed when the food is being prepped and cooked.
This can be backed up by the act Utilitarianism theory which states that the rightness of an act depends solely on its consequences( Ferguson, 2015). This theory allows us to perform acts that would maximize happiness in the society. Changing barriers in the environment would result in promoting happiness and achieving better patient outcomes. Utilitarians assume that happiness consists of pleasure and the absence of pain and pleasure further includes intellectual, artistic, physical as well as sensual pleasures( Ferguson, 2015). According to the home care act, a long term care home is primarily the home of its residents and it is to be operated in a way that depicts it as a place where the residents may live with dignity and in security,safety
I found an interesting journal article related to Nurses and assisted living facilities that discusses in depth the nurse
In modern American society, it is typical to place elderly adults in assisted living centers once they become unable to care for themselves. Even if their children and relatives wanted to care for them in-home, the person is likely to insist on “lifting their burden.” In fact, if an elderly adult does not see their presence as a burden on their family, they are viewed as selfish or irresponsible. Such is the situation with my uncle at present. Since my great grandmother’s passing, he has been dependent on my grandmother (his sister) for everything from gas to food.
When the needs of our senior loved ones can no longer be met at home, we have to already consider the possibility of getting a residential care for them. Although most families would still prefer home care for seniors but we just have to understand that receiving care in the comforts of their home will eventually be insufficient as their health condition worsens.
Nursing homes often resemble institutionalized settings representative of hospitals. For the residents’ of these nursing homes, living in these establishments feels characteristic of an institution, as opposed to a home. The culture change movement determines numerous aspects of the original nursing home model to adapt to the current period. The majority of older adults that live in the nursing homes, reside there until they pass away; therefore, the culture change movement allows for seniors to create a home for their end of life care. Creating person-centered homes improve the quality of life and decreases the amount of staff turnover (Koren, 2010). Furthermore, The application of the culture change movement improves countless aspects of