Case Study Of Older Adults

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The population of older adults in the United States is expected to increase to approximately 79.7 million by the year 2040. Of these older adults, ages 65 and older, about 14.1 million is will be 85 or older. As this population is increasing, health care professionals, especially nurses need to be aware of their specific needs so they can provide quality care. I had the opportunity to interview a 75-year-old male resident at Golden living nursing home on a warm Saturday afternoon. I interviewed him at a nursing office to maintain privacy and confidentiality. In order to make him feel comfortable and share some personal information with me, I asked about his favorite vacation locations. He did not have any because he did not go on vacations …show more content…
This nursing diagnosis pertains to the interviewee due the disagreement between him and his roommate and not being able to fully interact with some of the residents. Another nursing diagnosis is disturbed sleep pattern r/t discomfort from current illness AEB client’s statement of waking up in the middle of the night and unable to fall asleep again (Ackley,746). The interviewee experiences joint pain and he takes naps during the daytime, which negatively affects his sleep pattern. The third nursing diagnosis is powerlessness r/t dependence on other people to meet basic needs AEB depending on the nursing assistants to give him a bath (Ackley, 625). This nursing diagnosis is relevant to the interviewee because he believes that he lacks control over certain situations in his life since he is in a nursing home. The following nursing diagnosis is readiness for enhanced spiritual well-being r/t desire to be more connected with God AEB believing to be closer to God after death. He believe that when he dies, he will go to heaven because he tries to live is life according to the teachings of the bible. The final nursing diagnosis is altered family process r/t inability to interact with family members AEB lack of communication between interviewee and his family. He has not been in contact with his family for

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