help with assignment..anyone.

  1. Hi,

    I am new in a LPN program and up until now have done extremely well with hw assignments. What I am unable to find in my text book I have always been able to find on the web. But there are 4 questions on my newest hw assignment that I am struggling with. I can not find anything in my text books and very little on the web. Maybe I am trying to look to deep but I am really struggling and have spent hours looking for the right answers. To be honest these are such simple questions it seems I feel stupid but I don't know where else to turn. Can you help me. Even if I can get some ideas or you could direct me to a site. So here are the questions:

    1.)List 5 reasons that the sociologic needs of the elderly are not met in society and in the facility ?

    I am totally confused by this question?


    2.) identify 2 aspects of care in an extended care facility that promote socialization for clients?

    (Are they talking about getting your resident involved in social activities at the facility ?)

    3. Identify 3 assessments that a nurse can make relating to the clients socialization either positive or negative.


    4. I identify at least 2 cultural. ethnic, or socioeconomic factors that may influence socialization for a client ?


    These are the 4 I am struggling with. I am not sure if I am not comprehending the question or what? Any help would be appreciated. I went through the first 20 questions pretty smoothly. I was able to find answers on the web or in my text books. But these are no where to be found. Has anyone worked in a nursing home that could help me with these. I am not looking for people to do my hw but am looking for answers or help finding these answers. Thanks.

    LJ
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  3. by   GingerSue
    These are just some thoughts, and maybe look into some mental health material:

    1.)List 5 reasons that the sociologic needs of the elderly are not met in society and in the facility ?

    - financial resources needed but not available for seniors
    - interest/lack of interest in geriatrics
    - multiple health problems, difficulty communicating (eg. aphasia, deaf, blind, etc)
    - incontinence (adult size care is heavier than incontinent infants)
    - transportation that is convenient and affordable (to and from various locations)

    (I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for - but this is what I currently observe re: some older people who are trying to survive on their own)


    2.) identify 2 aspects of care in an extended care facility that promote socialization for clients?
    - some facilities have recreation therapists
    - some facilities have art therapy programs




    3. Identify 3 assessments that a nurse can make relating to the clients socialization either positive or negative.
    - client's interests
    - client's physical abilities
    - client's mental status


    4. I identify at least 2 cultural. ethnic, or socioeconomic factors that may influence socialization for a client ?
    - clubs
    - financial status/transportation

    These are just some thoughts, and you probably have lots more by now anyway
    I recently did an assignment on Services for Seniors in my own community, and it opened my eyes to see what is already available - but the next step is getting this information to the seniors. If they don't know that it's out there, then they don't know where to look, especially if the person is blind.


  4. by   godsgurl
    Thanks..I think I was more confused by what the teacher was looking for but now have it clarified. I was able to get some direction and have finished the HW. I aced the first 20 questions but got stumped on these ones. Thanks for your help.

    LJ

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