Is it better for an elderly or older person to stay in an institution or just to live at home?
In more developed countries, elderly have the option to stay at elderly homes or institutions while in some developing countries, they stay with their children when they get old. This could be a cultural thing. Some also opt to stay on their own, living alone or with their spouse. What are the disadvantages and disadvantages of the different living arrangements?
Disadvantages to living in an elderly home or institution
#1- Impersonal care. The nurses are on shifts typically with several patients and even though some may feel empathy for the elderly persons they have too many patience to show loving care.
#2- Caregivers frequently change jobs and so the elderly people are subject to a new caregiver quite often. This can lead to embarrassing moments for them especially when being given a shower by a new caregiver every few weeks.
#4- The elderly are frequently overly medicated and sedated.
#5 - The elderly do not thrive in an environment away from what they are familiar with and pass away sooner than they would if they were home.
Advantages To Living At Home
#1 - The elderly are able to maintain their independance
#2 - The elderly thrive within their own environment and thus, live longer.
#3- The elderly get better one on one care in the privacy of their own homes or in a loved ones home.
#4- The elderly are less medicated and more involved in life around them.
#5 - The elderly have less health issues when living at home as compared to the elderly living in an insitution
I work with seniors everyday, and I believe the bulk of my clients want to stay at home. The fear of giving up all the things that they worked a lifetime to earn is too much for most. In home care options are better for the client physically, psychologically, and fiscally. I know when I grow older I don't want to give up my home.
by prettydarkhorse 4 years ago
For elderly care, how do you choose a nice institution for the older person?There are many elderly institutions available for the older persons. When looking for a nice elderly homes, what should we look for?
by Devika Primić 13 months ago
What do you think of an older person dating a much younger person?The age differences don't come to mind at first but after years together the younger partner realizes so much is different. How does one cope with that?
by Shil1978 2 years ago
Don't you think we should care for our elderly at home, rather than send them off to nursing homes?
by Carolee Samuda 12 months ago
What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a stay at home mom?
by dashingscorpio 5 years ago
Is age really just a number?Hugh Hefner age (86) founder of Playboy Magazine, married Crystal Harris, age (26), last night on New Year's Eve in an intimate ceremony at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. Does he love her? Does she love him? Is age really just a number? Ultimately all that matters...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 6 years ago
ERRATA: Title should read, Well, JUST SHOOT ME IN THE FOOT PLEASE! Father Benedict Groeschel, American friar of the conservative Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, stated that teenagers act as seducers in some cases of sexual abuse by priests. Fr. Groeschel further stated that...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|