7.1: community and the aging adult


Step 1: Using the information from your textbook, PowerPoint 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 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

Assignment Expectations for Grading:  

1. Demonstration of critical thinking, scholarship, and ability to connect and apply the material 

2. Comprehensiveness and completeness of your responses 

3. Adherence to the written instructions 

4. Spelling and grammar

5. Provide 3-5 APA Style References to support your paper.