Scenario: Family An 83, year-old woman is recovering from pneumonia.

 

 

Scenario: Family
An 83, year-old woman is recovering from pneumonia. She has Alzheimer’s disease and has become increasingly hostile and unmanageable in the home setting. Her 65, year-old daughter is distraught about the idea of placing her mother in a long-term care facility but feels she is not able to care for her.

Directions:
Part 1:
• The original post must be at least 250 – 300 words in length
• What is your role in this situation?
• How might you help the daughter with her decision?
• What information would you give the daughter?

 

Scenario: Family
A 78, year-old man is a retired banker whose wife died several years ago. He is able to perform all ADLs but needs help with meal preparation and transportation. He lives in a deteriorating neighborhood and no longer feels safe. He does not want to live with family members or completely give up his independence.

Directions:
Part 1:
• The original post must be at least 250 – 300 words in length
• What housing options would be appropriate for him? Why?
• What advantages would such housing options offer over living alone?

 

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