Housing for elderly

The student will:
• Apply critical thinking through participation of selected topics
• Engage in thoughtful discourse with peers
• Incorporate topic discussion into clinical judgment and decision making within the setting
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 200 – 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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