Person in later adulthood

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  • Created on: 28-04-17 11:53

Impacts

Impacts

Physical: prone to illness which could lead to poor mobility

Intellectual: intellegince not affected, may suffer from memory loss

Emotional: loneliness, depression

Social: More difficult taking part in social activities due to poor mobility or sensory impairments

Financial: retirement, may use a state pension or private pension

On family and carers: friends and family members become informal carers, adds strain on carer, informal carers may feel they need to give up aspects of their lives.

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Barriers

Barriers

Societal: stereotypes, prejudice, assumptions of physical and intellectual capabilities

Employment: age discrimination preventing employment after retirement

Economic: benefits not being provided by the state for illness or disabilities, lack of access or knowledge of benefits

Environmental: physical barriers to buildings through poor mobility, lack of access to services

Education: N/A

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Risks and Legislation

Risks

  • Neglect
  • Stress
  • Isolation/social exclusion
  • Abuse
  • Self-harm

Legislation

  • Equality Act
  • Mental Health Act
  • Care Standards Act
  • Disability Discrimination Act
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Services and Policies

Policies/codes of practice/ risk assessments

Residential homes/day centres will have policies on protection for vulnerable adults, disability discrimnation and abuse

Services

  • Residential care homes
  • Nursing homes
  • Day centres
  • Social worker (needs assessment)
  • GP (treat health conditions)
  • Care assistants and domiciliary carers
  • Community nurses
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