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					Aging
              Standard 9.3
• Describe physical , social, emotional, and
  intellectual development in late adulthood.
              THE HARD FACTS
U.S. Population by Age            Over 38 Million Senior
The U.S. Population is Expected
to Double in the Next 25 Years
                                    Citizens Today…..
Aging is a natural
process and cannot
be prevented.


Issues We Face:

How do we age?
Body - Medical
Social – Friends
Family – Caregivers
Lifestyle - $$$
Most Common Medical Problems
WHAT’S HAPPENING TO
       OUR BODY?
    13 Billion dollars is spent annually on
               cosmetic surgery




• We want to look younger
• If we look younger – will we feel younger?
  Looking for the fountain of youth
• $ 8 Billion is spent each year on cosmetics
• Cosmetic surgery is going through the roof!
• How much does a Botox injection cost?
                   LET’S FIX IT!!
IN AN EFFORT TO ALTER OUR APPEARANCES, ARE WE SEEKING TO ALTER
OUR PERSONALITIES? ABOVE IS A PHOTO OF MICHAEL JACKSON AFTER
COSMETIC SURGERY. THE ARTIST VERSION ON THE RIGHT IS OF HIS
APPEARANCE HAD HE AGED NORMALLY.
Since we all age, let’s see how we can stop it,
slow it down, ignore it, or learn to work &
live with it!
             Standard 9.4
• Analyze necessary components of a healthy,
  safe, and stimulating environment during
  late adulthood.
   AGE
DIFFUSION


Just where are all those
old folks?

Does the environment
contribute to their
longevity?
       Seniors tend to move to the
             warmer states
•   Alabama
•   Florida
•   Georgia
•   Mississippi
•   N. Mexico
•   N. Carolina
•   Oklahoma
•   S. Carolina
•   Texas
•   Arizona
COMPONENTS OF A HEALTHY, SAFE AND STIMULATING
      ENVIRONMENT FOR OLDER ADULTS

• Social Interaction &                        • Financial Security
  Support                                        – May need help with paying bills
                                                   and handling investments
   – They can volunteer to help others
                                                 – Often have less income
   – Keep up with technology to stay
     connected with family & friends             – Housing needs may change
   – They may need with housekeeping,            – Some may continue to work part-
     shopping, bathing, and home                   time
     health care
• Health Care                                 • Emotional Security
   – May need help with transportation           – Need to feel good about themselves
     to doctors and medical care                 – Need to be around positive people
   – Health needs vary according to              – Important to maintain loving
     lifestyle, heredity, and other factors        relationships with family & friends
   – May need assistance from family, or         – Need to feel that they still
     social agencies                               contribute to the family
 PREPARE FOR THE
     FUTURE


RETIREMENT INCOME
•Social Security
•Medicare
•Medicaid
•Pensions
•Savings??

LIFESTYLE MAY DEPEND ON
FINANCES
•Location
•Health Issues
•Family Concerns
     ACCEPTING AGE




“I don’t want to look like I’m old! I sure don’t feel old.”
              Standard 9.5
• Differentiate modifications necessary
  during the geriatric period of development.
              Types of Care
•   Home Care
•   Adult Day Care
•   Congregate Housing
•   Assisted Living
•   Continuing Care Facilities
•   Nursing Homes
The Options           Home Care               Adult Day-Care          Congregate
                                                                      Housing

What is it?           Services ranging        Places to get meals,    A private home with
                      from shopping to        or spend the day.       a residential
                      transportation, to      Usually run by a non-   compound offering
                      health aides, to        profit organization.    shared activities and
                      medical care.                                   services.
Who is it for?        Seniors who continue Seniors who need a         Seniors in good
                      to live at home but  day out and                health that want
                      need a little help   caregivers who need        independence and
                                           a day off.                 companionship.
What does it cost?    Some services are       Can be charged as       $1,200 to $2,000 a
                      free but home health    much as $40 a day       month but can cost
                      care visits can cost    for 5 hours.            much more.
                      $80. Private ones
                      cost $15 an hour. A
                      nurse can cost 2 to 3
                      times as much.


What does it offer?   Independence at         A place to socialize    Advantages of home
                      home, but costly        for the care            but also has services
                      depending upon the      receivers.              like 24 hour security
                      level of care needed.                           and laundry.
The Options           Assisted Living        Continuing Care        Nursing Homes
(Continued)                                  Facilities
What is it?           Residential units      A variety of housing   Residential medical
                      offering private       options and a          care for the aged
                      rooms, meals, and      continuum of           who need continual
                      24 hour supervision.   services all in one    attention.
                                             location.

Who is it for?        Seniors who may        Seniors wanting to     Seniors with
                      need help with         provide for health     deteriorating mental
                      bathing, dressing,     needs but don’t want   or physical
                      medication, etc.       to relocate.           conditions, or
                                                                    difficulty with daily
                                                                    activities.


What does it cost?    $2,000 a month but     $1,500 to $5,000 a     Cost close to
                      can cost more for      month and most         $50,000 a year.
                      greaterr needs.        requires an entry
                                             fee.

What does it offer?   A greater level of     Guaranteed care as a About the only
                      care while             resident ages at a     option for those who
                      maintaining some       relatively high price. need constant care.
                      independence
HOW TO STAY YOUNG & HAPPY
Companionship    Love
           Think about the future before it arrives!
Each year more of us become “seniors.” We need to prepare for
changes, including emergencies and long term health care.
                       www.Prepare.org
        Child Care and Adult Care Professionals, Glencoe, 2004

				
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