Realizing that an individual cannot supply the adequate care a loved one needs is hard for anyone to deal with. Entering a nursing home means that the resident has a condition that signifies the loss of their good health. This condition may also prevent the resident from being able to care for himself or herself, making them dependent on others for some of their most basic needs. Making the decision to turn to health care professionals to provide care to a family member can have effects on the resident the can be very detrimental. The effects of institutionalization on elderly people are of significance both socially and physically currently, about 5% of elderly people in the united states live in long term care facilities.
Marriage is the basis of most families in many cultures. Keeping the marital bond strong could be very difficult in the face of a chronic physical illness. A chronic physical illness could potentially change the daily lives and interactions of the entire marital relationship. It is important to discuss the communication that occurs around theses illnesses in order to understand how those who have one have been treated since their diagnosis based on research already conducted around similar communication processes. Badr and Acitelli (2005) found that in couples that used relationship talk, or talking about the nature and direction of the relationship, chronically ill couples had more benefit than a couple that did not include someone who had a chronic physical illness did.
The consequences from a fall could be loss of mobility and a loss of confidence. It can also lead to withdrawal, not wanting to eat and giving up. To help prevent the client from falls, a mobility aid that is suited to them could be included in their care plan. The healthcare assistant can walk alongside them giving reassurance and for those who are more independent, hand rails could be used. The client’s glasses should also be kept clean.
Ever since the late 1800’s, from when the light bulb was invented, adults in the United States cut their sleeping time from around 9 hours to below 7 hours a night.With the increasing levels of stress that humankind encounters in modern times , it is evident that sleep becomes less of a priority compared to other tasks that need to be accomplished, this could lead to various negative effects to the human body, this research will look for the short and long term effects of this practice, the researchers aims to make the readers realize of how much a threat to one’s health sleep deprivation actually is. The effects of sleep deprivation are starting to get recognized and are becoming apparent based on their attention span and cognitive functions.
That said, after reviewing the copious volume of information available on the impact of ageism throughout society, perhaps the most striking story I found relates to the dramatic toll ageism takes on the daily lives of older adults, and on their perceptions of aging. Studies by Dr. Becca Levy, director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division at the Yale School of Public Health, revealed that negative self-perceptions of aging result in poor health outcomes, hearing decline, poor memory performance, and shorter life spans. Conversely, Levy 's studies demonstrated that positive self-perceptions of aging can improve memory, thinking, and cognition, mood, self-confidence, overall functionality, and longevity. The case involving ageism in
A good night’s sleep is just as important as a healthy diet. When a child sleeps for the recommended time, it lowers the risk of diabetes, becoming overweight, and learning problems. However when a parent is used to an irregular sleep schedule, a child is likely to adapt to it. The article “Irregular sleep habits of parents are associated with increased sleep problems and daytime sleepiness of children.” written by team of authors discusses a study they ran to find the relationship between and parent and child's sleep patterns.stating, “The frequency of daytime dozing is significantly high in children with evening-irregular sleep. Moreover, mothers of children with irregular sleep have significantly more irregular sleep habits than those of children with morning-regular sleep” (Komada, 1).
Hence, the role of a community physiotherapist can include making a referral to an occupational therapist (WCPT, 2003) as he or she could help in assessing and modifying the home environment to make it an elderly friendly apartment. Apart from physiotherapists, occupational therapists can also help in facilitating the patient’s safety. In addition, the bathroom which is the location of the fall should be assessed and identified for any hazards to prevent future falls. A study by Cumming et al. (1999), it was shown that occupational therapists were able to impede future falls in the elderly by visiting the patients’ homes so that the patients will be able to live safely.
Background: The elderly population is large in general and growing due to advancement of health care facilities. These people are faced with numerous physical, psychological and social role changes that challenge their sense of self and capacity to live happily. Many people experience depression in old age, either as a result of living alone or due to lack of close family ties and reduced connections with their culture of origin, which results in an inability to actively participate in the community activities. Aim: To find out prevalence of depression in older adults living in old age homes Materials & Methodology: A cross sectional study was carried out in two old age home in Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra. Eighty participants living at old age home in the age group of 60 to 85 years were
The purpose of this essay is to address the issues based on case study one, community nurses play a fundamental role, in many patients lives by managing and planning the multiple factors of people living with chronic and complex conditions. Nurses must have the ability to perform multiple tasks in order to manage complex conditions, which are often illnesses that are interconnected. Community nurse’s roles involves often having knowledge of these conditions in order to prioritise these illness to achieve practical goals for their patients. (Sines, Fanning, & Potter, 2013). In case study one, Peter is a 52 year old, morbidly obese, has type 2 diabetes with poorly controlled diabetes, suffers of obesity ventilation syndrome and sleep apnoea.
Though widowhood is not an uncommon event for elderly women i.e. those over 65 years of age it needs attention because the consequences do not only afflict the elderly widows but the authority as well, because of increase need for service use, early institutionalization and sickness which cost the authorities by providing health care. In Britain, over 36 per cent of all people aged 65 years or over are widowed so more than a third of elderly people must face the impact of bereavement and