The Biological and Physiological Context of Social Aging Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Date The Biological and Physiological Context of Social Aging The baby boomers generation has transitioned into the older adult generation and put the spotlight on older adult care. The large population of the baby boomers as well as the changes in the field of healthcare have brought to light the concept of social aging. The traditional care models have failed to meet the current needs of older adults in the adult care bracket. As a result modern models have been proposed and instituted to cater to the social biological emotional and physiological needs of older adults. This essay analyzes these aspects from the point of view of a manager at an assisted living facility with the support of peer reviewed articles. The physical and emotional needs of older process. They have often been ignored but are gaining popularity in the modern setting. These facilities address social aging by providing the necessary requirements to older adults to uphold dignified lives. They mainly offer emotional social and physical support to the residents through a specific phase of their live. As the residents grow older they move on to the next stage in the caregiving process that is provided by nursing homes. Reference Charles S. T. & Carstensen L. L. (2010). Social and emotional aging. Annual review of psychology 61 383-409. Kotwal N. & Prabhakar B. (2009). Physical needs and adjustments made by the elderly. Stud Home Comm 3(2) 115-121. Washington K. T. Parker Oliver D. Demiris G. Wittenberg-Lyles E. & Shaunfield S. (2011). Family perspectives on the hospice experience in adult family homes. Journal of gerontological social work 54(2) 159-174. [...]
For this assignment, assume the role of a manager of an assisted living facility. In a 3-5 page paper, answer the following questions. Support your answers with research from the library and the web. What are some of the needs, both physical and emotional, of the residents in your facility that you need to be sure to address? How can you help families grapple with the decision of moving a loved one to an assisted care facility? Discuss the physical, biological, and psychological contexts specifically, i.e., what are some of the physical, biological and psychological considerations for residents entering an assisted living center? When does a resident of an assisted living facility need to transition to a nursing home or facility with a different level of care? NEEDS TO HAVE A INTRODUCTION AND A CONCLUSION IN IT!!!!