Term used to define the study of aging and older adults
Is associated with the medical care, e.g., diseases and disabilites, of the elderly
This song was inspired by two elderly women whom I met recently in a nursing home. Seeing and experiencing parts of their daily situation has saddened me very deeply... And this is how I've dealt with it -- at least partly.
Discrimination based soley on age
Exists among some professionals
Negative sterotypes based on myths and incorrect information, Table 23-2 in textboox, ?observed comments and actions seen on clinical unit?, Question Time
85+ have the lowest mediian income
most elder adult live in a variety of community settings
Only 4.3 % line in nursing homes
poverty level most likely low when livig alone
Elder Hispanics fastest growing subpopulation
Victims are most oftern women over 75 years of age physically or menatlly impaired Dependent for care on the abuser
Physical Psychologic Emotinal Sexual Financial Violation of Human or civil rights Active or Passive Neglect
Video clip Elder Mistreatment Assessment (to further your knowledge)
Private Homes Senior Citizens' Homes Nursing Homes Hospitals Long-term Care Facilities
Sons Daughters Spouses Other Relatives Health Care Providers
May fail to report abuse or neglect Shame / Fear Financial Resources Mental Capacity *Legally compentent adults can choose to stay in the situation*
For persons living in the community, Georgia law requires mandatory reporting of suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation by any of the professionals listed below. All other persons are encouraged to report suspected abuse to protective. Licensed professionals
An Age for Justice; Elder Abuse in America, a video produced by the Elder Justice Now campaign, shows the families and individuals whose lives have been turned upside down by elder abuse. The video provides stark proof of the financial, emotional, and phsycial and psychological impact of the violence and abuse that an estimated five million Americans face every day.
Heart Disease Cancer Cerebrovascular disease Lower respiratory disease Pneumonia Influenza Diabetes
Helthy People 2010 falls account for 87% of fracture in 65 and older Vision Slower reflexes Brittle Bones
Video Clip Hendrich II Fall Risk Model, Get up and Go assessment form
Hypothermia Lower metabolism Loss of normal insulation from thinning subcutaneious tissue Hyperthermia - Can you think of causes?
Average 5 prescription drugs,two over the counter medicaitons, and herbal remedies Self administration Combining Borrowing Multiple prescribers
Arthritis Osteioporosis Heart disease Stroke Obstructive lung disease Hearing / vision alterations Cognitive dysfunction
Video clip Pain Assessment in Older Adults (further your knowledge)
Excessive alcohol use later in life to help cope with changes and rpblems of their older years
Delirium is an acute and reversible syndrome. Causes infection, medications, and dehydration Dementia is a proressive loss of cognitive funtions. Alzheimer's progressive with steady decline lasting between 7-15 years ending in death
Video clip on asessing Dementia of Hospitalized Elder (further your knowledge)
Video Clip Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)
People who attain ego integrity view life with a sense of wholness and derive satisfaction from poast accomplishments. They view death as an acceptable completion of life.
Young-old - Adjusting to: Decreasing physical strength and health Retirement Lower and fixed income Death of parents, spouses, and friends New relationships with adult children Leisure time Slower physical and cognitive responses Making satisfying Living arrangements
Adapting to living alone Adjusting to the possibility of moving into a nrusing home Adjusting to the idea of one's own death Safeguarding physical and mental health Remaining in touch wiht other family members Finding meaning in life