FAMILY & INFLUENCE

PART 1 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 300 words in length • What is your role as a nurse in this situation? • How might you help the daughter with her decision? • What information would you give the daughter?

 

 

 

PART 2

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 12 question • The original post must be at least 300 words in length • What housing options would be appropriate for him? Why? • What advantages would such housing options offer over living alone?