Assignment 7.1: community and the aging adult


Step 1: Using the information from your textbook, power point presentations, and the Internet; write a one to two page paper on the following topic:

A community’s response to the physical and mental health needs of its aging population has become a highly publicized topic within recent years.   Taking into account your community’s elderly residential facilities, apply the following:

  • Discuss what policies might a residential facility develop to minimize the chances that its residences will develop “institutionalism” 
  • Include whether or not such polices are common or uncommon
  • Determine which stage of Erikson’s psychosocial development an aging adult may be in if they are suffering from institutionalism
  •  Explain how understanding of the: social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of the Aging Adult can be helpful in a clinical setting