Mental Health Issues & Elderly Living Arrangements

Elderly Living Choices

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Mental Health Issues & Elderly Living Arrangements by Mind Map: Mental Health Issues & Elderly Living Arrangements

1. Family Home

1.1. Social interactions with family

1.1.1. Morals are supported by role-modelling

1.2. Physically active with grandchildren

1.2.1. Mental activity is maintained, sense of purpose

1.2.2. Cardiovascular health is maintained

1.3. Familiar surroundings

1.3.1. Aids in memory loss

1.4. Valued member of the family

1.4.1. Wisdom passed on in everyday activities

1.5. 5/5

2. Retirement Home

2.1. Independent Living

2.1.1. Family relationships are distant

2.1.2. Cleaning and Dining are taken care of

2.2. Medical Staff Available?

2.2.1. Potential abuse from staff

2.3. Social Isolation

2.3.1. High rate of STD's

2.3.2. Age faster through depression

2.3.3. Witness friend's deaths

2.4. Expensive

2.4.1. Limited Budget

2.5. Institutional regulations/rules

2.5.1. Restricted visiting hours

2.5.2. Medications are regular

2.5.3. Loss of autonomy

2.6. 2/10

3. Private Home

3.1. Independent Living

3.2. Alone in case of accidents

3.3. Expensive

3.4. 1/3