I do believe that ageism is being over looked. Injustice of older people or failure to accept that crimes against older people can have a disproportionate impact on their independence, development, and security. Well intentioned ageism’ means that alternative approaches are adopted that concentrate on welfare or the lack of appropriate support through the criminal justice process. An injustice of the victims of ageism give them low self-esteem. Ageism barriers between the elders and the younger generation and the lawyers lead to ineffective communication in the justice system, Victims of ageism also feel the lack of confidence that the legal system can deliver justice for older people.
The barriers in adhering to the laws of elderly abuse and mandate reporting. A variety of factors serve as barriers to reporting elder abuse such as lack of education, denial, apprehension of making the situation worse, desire to maintain healthy family relationships, and numerous court appearances.
Undertreatment of pain is a widespread problem and every 1 of 2 elderly experienced pain and are poorly managed as mentioned by (9). Another reason that contributes to pain, could be the misconception of the aging process, the stigma of the patient admitted for pain, difficulty in communicating pain and believing pain is part of the normal aging process (10). Some older people have the fear of the effects of medication for pain such as addiction, constipation or sedation, as a result, this group of older people do not convey their pain and suffer in silence
Problems, causes & solutions. With physical ageing individuals are prone to disease and tend to lose mobility due to which they need constant assistance for the conduct of their daily chores. This is troublesome and stressful for the loved ones of the individuals who are unable to unable to sacrifice their source of income, careers and busy schedules to continuously tend to them and in instances also lack in knowledge and ability to help them. Caring Hands Residential Living offers a solution and for the resolution of the special needs of the seniors to the next of kin of such individuals. Caring Hands assumes the responsibility of tending to the elderly and enabling the transition to their late life happy, comfortable and easy.
Senior Care and Pain Management One of the fears of growing old is that chronic pain will be a part of everyday life. While many seniors do deal with pain as a complication of illness or injury, pain is not a normal part of aging and does not need to be so. There are two major categories of pain: acute pain and chronic pain. Acute pain is pronounced and has a short duration. This type of pain is the body 's way of telling you there is something wrong.
IS YOUR ELDERLY LOVED ONE STRUGGLING? Actually accepting that you might need help is a difficult thing for anyone to come to terms with and openly admitting it can be problematic in old age. Most of our elderly folk have managed a lifetime of independence leaving them feeling like they are giving in too easily when they start to feel that they are unable to manage alone. The responsibility of realising that our loved ones are not managing as well as they had previously usually falls to family members. So how would you recognise the signs that an ageing loved one may need more support than they are currently getting?
Abuse at home can be caused on the individual level. A previous history of abuse, substance abuse, trauma, and financial stress are possible factors that contribute to a person’s susceptibility to initiating domestic violence. Another cause of domestic violence lies in a lack of community resources and outreach. When people feel isolated and lack a sense of belonging or support from the community, the burden of their stress weighs heavier on their shoulders; consequently, this contributes to their lashing out on family members through violent ways. If the community offers services and resources to help individuals cope with their unique stressors and situations, incidences of domestic violence would decrease.
Dementia is one of the most feared diseases and expensive to society currently. It is defined as a clinical syndrome of acquired cognitive impairment that determines decrease of intellectual enough capacity to interfere social and functional performance of the individual and their quality of life. It is a known fact that patients tend to express themselves through their behaviour and expect their carers to understand this notion. The diverse kinds of causes of different behaviours are inability to communicate, difficulty with tasks, unfamiliar surroundings, loud noises, frantic environment, and physical discomfort. Many diseases can cause dementia, some of which may be reversible.
During your middle-adulthood, you may begin to realize that you did not accomplish all of your goals. You may feel like you did not become the person that you set out to be and may not understand how you got to this point in your life (Firth, K. 2004). People in their mid-life frequently face challenges of taking care of parents or spouses who are unable to take care of themselves full time and may resent this aspect of their lives. The ability to go out and socialize becomes strained as caregiving can be time-consuming and stressful. This can lead to depression as you have fewer people to lean on (McKenzie, 2012).
Vulnerable populations are those with a greater risk of developing health conditions. These groups may have difficulty accessing healthcare because of sociocultural status, limited economic resources, geographic, or characteristics such as age, gender (****). This separation puts members of these groups at risk for not obtaining necessary medical care and thus creates a possible threat to their health. Vulnerable populations include some group like chronically ill, people with HIV/AIDS, mentally ill and disabilities, substance abusers and homeless groups population. For example, disadvantaged and poor working individuals who are unable to obtain health care due to their immigrant status also ethnic minority groups, typically discriminated against even though they have successful careers, higher education and
Globally, elder abuse is a major problem. Elder abuse consists of physical abuse, psychological abuse, or the neglect of dependent older persons (Ashman &Zastrow). Mistreatment of the elderly is often at the hands of the individuals spouse, son, daughter, or caregiver, and often takes place while living in the residence of their abuser. Although,
In the interview the older adults state that they experience a lack of attention and a lack of affection from their family member or friends or that they suffer from neglect. According to several older adults, family members or friends would abuse them, exploit them or make violent threats towards
In his eyes, the brave men and women are not receiving the best quality treatment and support. Therefore, veterans have to suffer in the end. I somewhat agree with Peck statement because if a veteran has any type of permanent injury, then he or she cannot really function back into normal society. The veterans might need more help and guidance to really fit back into society. Some people might blame for the increase in the veterans homeless population because the lack of attention towards the increasing problem.