OLDER ADULT

Question one

The fictional decline that has occurred while Red was hospitalized includes the removal of the catheter which might have resulted in infection leading to urgency incontinence. In addition, the fatigue that includes the body weakness has resulted from impaired fasting blood pressure which is above normal condition. From the high feasting blood pressure, the blood circulation has been slowed. Hence vital body organs may lack enough oxygen circulation leading to general body weakness. This is why Mr. Red was unable to make it to the bathroom on his own. This, therefore, slows his recovery process as the body organs strain to acquire enough oxygen.

Question two

The risk of Red living with the son is that he will highly depend on an assist from the son to ambulate hence lack of exercise hence inability to control diabetes. Lack of enough exercise by himself slows the rate of burning up calories that lead to lowering high blood pressure.

One benefit is that the son will ensure that his father acquires a balanced diet to help his body undergo quick recovery. In addition, his son may be able to assist in time of emergency by helping him support himself to either bathroom or walking him around as an exercise.

Question three

If services are in place at home for Red one risk of being home is that the caregivers may not fully attend to his needs such as a balanced diet and exercise promptly as the son and daughter could. In addition, stress caused by the disease may stigmatize the patient and in the presence of a family members, certain stress may be relieved quick recovery hence.

A benefit of being home is that he will be forced to do certain activities by himself leading t stress relieve as well as some exercise. This will lower depression leading to quick recovery.

Question four

As an older adult, the best action for Red at this is to be in care homes. Even if he is in a care home, the son and daughter make sure the right and good food choices for their father are made to enhance the recovery process. Red should keep active as a form of exercise to the body. This should be under training by the caregivers hence regaining normal fasting blood pressure. The caregivers should also ensure appropriate treatment for Mr. Red.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reference

Weinstock, R. S., Schütz-Fuhrmann, I., Mubasher, M., Hermann, J. M., Maahs, D. M., Schütt, M., … & Holl, R. W. (2015). FRI-658: Type 1 Diabetes in Older Adults: Comparing Treatments and Complications in the United States T1D Exchange and the German/Austrian Dpv Registries.

American Diabetes Association. (2015). 10. Older Adults. Diabetes Care,38(Supplement 1), S67-S69.

 

 

 

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