All individuals have the entitlement to living their lives exempt from aggression or any type of abuse. Circumstances of abuse at senior individuals frequently appear publicly although several occurrences of abuse could likewise go unannounced. Safeguarding older people is ever more recognized as a serious matter for society, with ongoing exposure of abusive and unjust systems and practices that defy social care practices and those who labor with adult deemed as at risk (previously referred to as vulnerable) (Scragg & Mantell, 2011). The above change resulted, as the terminology 'vulnerable adult ' was perceived as negatively meaning that the abused adult is partially responsible of the abuse occurring to him/her (Mandelstam, 2011).
This quote is from a research paper that highlighted the importance of eliminating health disparities in order to promote “graceful aging (1)”. Generally speaking, the facilitation of “graceful aging” for racial minorities has been particularly challenging. Prevailing racial disparities in nursing home care quality exemplify this reality. In recent years, though there have been some improvements in nursing home care quality, Blacks are still more likely to receive suboptimal care in nursing homes, compared to Whites (2). For instance, a nationally representative study in the U.S. found influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates to be lower among Black nursing home residents compared to Whites, indicating potential racial disparities in the reception of preventative care (3). Blacks are also more likely to be admitted to poor quality nursing homes than Whites (4). There also tend to be racial disparities in psychosocial wellbeing among nursing home residents, as determined by lower social engagement among Blacks versus Whites (5). These statistics are particularly alarming provided that the proportion of Blacks aged 65 and older who live in nursing homes has increased dramatically, while the number of Whites in nursing homes has reduced (6).
abuse: When the service user lives with the carer, it may increase the chances for abuse to occur as this situation may cause stress and resentment if the carer feels he/she cannot cope. Not properly trained staff who do not receive any supervision or support at work, as well as stressed staff who are going through personal problems, or who do not like working in the care sector, may increase the risk of an individual being abused. In addition, patients who are not mobile, are confused, suffer from dementia or are aggressive or challenging, may also present an increase for the risk of an individual being abused, since the carer
Over the years, there has been various debates over how the elderly is being treated in long term care facilities. Each and every year the number of the elderly people living in the U.S continues to grow immensely and whether or not we have the right systems in place to deal with this overwhelming number of baby boomers remain questionable. This number is projected to continue to grow and it is important that the right care is provided and also that the elderly is properly taken care of as they make this transition. As the number of elderly people in long-term care facilities continue to increase, different and various issues arise. One of the many serious issues involved with the elderly in long-term care facilities is the use of chemical
In this article, researchers noticed that racial disparities in health care are still prevalent in the United States and the outcome and treatments that blacks and Latinos, when compared to those of white patients, receive are as big as they were 50 years ago. The article looks at several different ways that institutions, such as the University of California, San Francisco, are introducing new methods to training programs that allow doctors in training to realize their own prejudices when working with patients. The article also discusses a 2007 Harvard study that shows that the traditional diversity training used in the 80’s and 90’s was not working and reinforces and confirms racial bias.
At Adult Protective Services majority of our work involves investigation of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. At Adult Protective Services our job is to protect the vulnerable elderly population, as well as the population that have disabilities. “Only APS is statutorily authorized and responsible for investigating elder and vulnerable adult abuse and taking steps to protect the victims, and it is generally only APS that helps the most frail and incapacitated older persons”(Quin, 2012, p.68). When abuse is suspected, a case worker will reach out to all parties involved, such as the alleged victim, alleged perpetrator, and all collaterals. Unlike many other professions, case worker are not required to have any written consent to speak with
Ms. Augustin Doreus has also been very active in the following hospital committees such as: Restraint, Safety, Fall, ConED, and Performance Improvement. Furthermore, she has been a voice for the veterans focusing on changing the culture of how restraints are being used in the organization. She advocates on focusing more on alternative measures such as, de-escalation techniques, therapeutic communication, recognized early sing of agitation, and intervene on a timely manner, and so on.
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
Person centred care - this is when a care worker delivers health and social care to a service user and increases their decision making as well as personal development, this is to also make sure that the service user 's needs and wants are met to keep them satisfied with the setting, this could also mean personal matters and beliefs are taken in consideration as a christian individual may need to attend church on sundays, it can also be as simple as letting an individual do an activity by themselves such as eating or playing games such as chess.
With the increasingly aging population, more and more people require the services of long term nursing care for selves or elderly. When you hire the services of the nursing home, you expect the best possible care. In some cases, the person may require extra and special care if he/she is suffering from complex medical conditions. These medical conditions include age related health issues, dementia, mobility issues or even heart conditions. When the nursing home suddenly changes its policies, without informing its residents or the procedures or the staffing fall below the accepted standards of care, you can always consult a knowledgeable Injury Lawyer Kitchener.
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
Our main goal is to keep all our patients safe. I agree with you, we use restraints on our patients to keep them safe and protect them from further injury. As much as possible, I would rather not use restraints in elderly. I have seen elderly patients get more agitated and caused more harm, especially when the patient is confused and unable to understand why restraints are being used. Ziglar (2015), a study was done in an acute care setting showing that the use of restraints in elderly can result in fall injuries, deconditioning, skin breakdown, incontinence, constipation, emotional distress, and even death. Encouraging the family members to be more involved in the care and to stay with the patient to prevent restraints is beneficial in keeping
In the Health care system it is important to provide best quality care in a safe environment and ensure dignity of care. So, interventions like using restraints on patient is necessary to ensures patient safety as well as safety of others. (Crozer Ketstone, 2009). “Restraints are physical, chemical or environmental measures used to control the physical or behavioural activity of a person or a portion of his or her body” (CNO, 2017). The extensive use of restraints is an issue of increasing concern in today’s nursing practice. It is an argumentative and controversial issue over the years and its use has both positive and negative outcomes. Restraints are often used to control the behaviour of people with mental conditions in a variety of
In the Health care system it is important to provide best quality care in a safe environment and ensure dignity of care. So, interventions like using restraints on patient is necessary to ensures patient safety as well as safety of others. (Crozer Ketstone, 2009). “Restraints are physical, chemical or environmental measures used to control the physical or behavioural activity of a person or a portion of his or her body” (CNO, 2017). The extensive use of restraints is an issue of increasing concern in today’s nursing practice. It is an argumentative and controversial issue over the years and its use has both positive and negative outcomes. Restraints are often used to control the behaviour of people with mental conditions in a variety of settings including hospital