Flashcards in Tutorial 3 Deck (18):
A process of systematic stereotyping and discrimination against people just because they are old.
The ability of an organism to stabilise its normal internal environment
2050 % of over 60s
2050 - % in low and middle income countries
What is austerity in terms of life expectancy?
starting to slow life expectancy rise
life expectancy males and females
79.5 - males
83.1 - females
life expectancy and health expectancy can vary depending on socio-economic status
number of carers in UK
Tasks carers can help with
keep an eye
take the person out
Who do most people care for?
parents or parents in law
the co-existence of two or more long term conditions in an individual
What adds complexity to management?
older patients have more than one chronic health conditions
may worsen conditions
what happens to old patients after discharge?
home with care package
home with family support
Anticipatory care plans
Advance and anticipatory care planning, as a philosophy, promotes discussion in which individuals, their care providers and often those close to them, make decisions with respect to their future health or personal and practical aspects of care
When are anticipatory care plans done and info on them
by anyone with appropriate relationship
think ahead and make plans
write it down
welfare of power of attorney and financial power
next of kin
preference and priorities
preferred place of death
religious and cultural
current level of support