Healthy Aging In Nursing

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In terms of healthy aging, as a nurse, I think there must be equal opportunities for immigrant as well as the natives to grow with the concept of age-friendly communities by enhancing the abilities and independence. Nurses should advocate for equal accessibility of health care services and support system for all elderly. Approach to aging people should be always positive without any prejudices and biases. After changing the mindset and perceive aging as a stage in our lives that can be as rewarding, exciting and interesting as any of the other stages. Nurses should focus in healthy aging because this will reduce the effects of chronic illness, and disabilities in later life. For example if older seniors are encouraged to perform the activities …show more content…
Resilience is defined as “an enduring and yet fluid personality characteristic that enhances individual adaptation and positively influences the process of successful aging”. (Wagnild, 2003, p.45). Without a doubt, nurses should know the fact behind the successful aging highly depends upon the capacity of coping and flexibility. If nurses are able to recognize the resilience in each senior individual it will eventually help senior’s adjustment much easier. For instance, listening to their past history, praising their achievements, struggle, and reminding patients that they are resilient may help to change their vision and make them strong and capable, especially when experiencing difficult times in their …show more content…
Furthermore, the health care policy must include the rights of caregivers by giving some respite care services, proper pay, and equipped them with current skills, training in caring elderly will yield more positive outcome.
Moreover, public policy should support the intergenerational programs that encourages the participation of both youth and older adults together, which creates a platform to exchange the ideas, and experiences. This type of program helps to bridge the generation gaps, proactively reduces inequities and further develops network. In addition to that, government should implement the policy of reorienting health services, decreasing the burden of injury and illness and building the capacity of key stakeholders, organizations and populations that support healthy aging. (Bailey & Perry,

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