A community’s elderly residential facilities



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 policies 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 the: social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of the Aging Adult can be helpful in a clinical setting



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