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  • The Older Americans Act: A Community Analysis

    Introduction The Older Americans Act was enacted over 50 years ago in 1965 order to provide millions of elderly U.S. citizens much-needed home and community services (Blancato, 2014). Even though it has been changed and updated over fourteen times, its primary goal is to continue to help older adults remain as independent as possible by staying either in their community or in their homes (Blancato, 2014). In order for elderly people to live in their homes and communities longer, they often…

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  • Aging: A Cultural Analysis

    Throughout the process of aging, different cultures perceive aging in their own individual ways. Culture can play a huge role in which one ages and how society is to view those who age. However, each culture has its own beliefs about growing old and what specific roles older people play in the society they are a part of. With a rapid increase in the older population, society has changed to meet the needs of the elder population. The rapid increase in the older population is due to the fact that…

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  • Essay On The Movie Quartet

    As for this assignment I chose to write my reelection on the movie Quartet. Quartet is a movie based of a trio of opera singers who sing for their fourth member who shows up to the celebration but decides not to sing. The main characters are Reggie(Reginald), Cissy, Wilf and Jean. They are retired folks who live in what I would call a retirement home with sort of specific standards. The retirement home is home to many artist of all sorts. I will discuss the view that portray how the elderly are…

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  • Example Of Disengagement Theory

    communication, 03/27/12). An example of disengagement theory if an older adult who has heart disease may develop shortness of breath may be unable to continue daily walks with their friends. The older adult will develop less contact with friends which may lead to fading friendships. Another example of disengagement theory if when a retired career women experience loss of social network and self-satisfaction of work. Aging-related that impacts an older adult’s cultural, for example, is the…

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  • The Importance Of Eye Care Essay

    20. Eye Care The skin surrounding your eyes are the thinnest so along with your hands it starts to show signs of aging early. So, even when you’re still in your 20s you should be taking preventative action to keep the skin looking healthy. 21. Sweat Sweating may help your body manage its core temperature, unfortunately it also results in breakouts and irritated skin. The best remedy is a body wash with benzoyl peroxide (or salicylic acid) in the ingredients. 22. Vitamin Intake Avocados…

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  • Health Benefits Of Exercise Analysis

    Exercise is very important for many reasons, especially for older adults. As people age, physical and mental health deteriorates. Incorporating exercise into everyday life can delay the weaknesses that accompany an aging body. Many people however, are not able to reap the full benefits of an active lifestyle due to several factors including laziness, lack of education, and a busy lifestyle.. Studies have shown that failing to exercise leads to a rapid decline in health. According to the Centers…

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  • Geriatric Heart Failure

    Introduction If there was a prize for being the most remarkable organ for function, the heart would certainly be a top candidate for the picking. As a generalization, most people only appreciate the heart when the heart fails to function properly. That is, the systemic effects from living with a failing heart would make anyone aware of just how important the function of this organ is. Advancements in technology and medications have improved the lives of those who suffer with heart failure, but…

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  • Older Americans Act Essay

    The Older Americans Act (OAA) was enacted by congress in 1965 and was signed into law by former President Lynden Johnson. OAA generated the groundwork to coordinate and provide community-based services and supports for older adults and their families. Its mission is extensive: “to help older people maintain maximum independence in their homes and communities and to promote a continuum of care for the vulnerable elderly” (nhpf, 2012). Aging is an uncontrollable process in life. It is defined as…

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  • Built Environment

    The chapter entitled Planned and Built Environments discusses at length the environments in which the elderly as a population live. In addition, this chapter discusses the researched plans, execution and evaluation of the Best practices for to provide and promote the concept of “healthy aging”. Moreover, this chapter touches on the aspect of the best practices for health aging in regards to the gender, race, ethnicity, chronological age, socioeconomic status. In addition, the ecological model…

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  • Suicide In Older Adults: A Case Study

    Suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention are important areas of consideration for all counselors. While any area of counseling may be impacted by issues related to suicide, the risk of suicide associated with older adults is a growing area of concern. In the next 10 years, the entire baby boomer generation will cross into the older adult age group. This development is likely to highlight the already disproportionately higher rate of suicidal ideation and completion among older adults…

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