1. Describe the role transitions that take place in late life.
a. Retirement, grandparent hood, widowed, becoming a caregiver or recipient of
care. Becoming a caregiver to grandchildren, spouse, or adult children.
Retirement is not viewed now how it had b
Chapter 15- Chronic conditions
One strategy is to promote healthy living with the elderly population
Healthy people 2020
o Goal is to eliminate preventable diseases
Done by promoting healthy interventions
Physical therapy and occupational therapy is to
Chapter 16 care across the continuum of care
Feeling secure as one ages
o It is a major life decision to move from being independent to a long term care
What is home
o Provides basic shelter
o Place to establish security
o A place where one belo
Pain management is the 5th vital sign
Untertreated in older adults especially in elders of color and cognitively impaired adults.
Pain is often manifested in their functional abilities
Pain at the end of life
o Most common and most feared s
Chapter 18- Mental health
20% of adults over the age of 55 experience mental health disorders that are not part of
the normal aging.
Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders
Mental health issues are expected to increase significantl
Chapter 19- Cognitive impairment
o The ability to inquire knowledge, store it, share it and then use it.
o As we age cognitive function can remain stable or decline with age
Chapter 20- legal and economic needs of older adults
Residents rights in long term care
Income, estate, gift taxes
Finances late in life
o Social security
Set up as an age entitl
Chapter 21- Intimacy and Sexuality
o One of the very first of our senses to develop
o Plays a role in health caremost fundamental contact we can have with people
o When babies are born the first thing they do is put the baby on the chest so they