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Chapter 15: Social Aspects of Later Life

by: Siân L'Roy

Chapter 15: Social Aspects of Later Life Psych 2314

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This chapter goes over how an older adult looks at events of their life spiritual support, retirement, marital satisfaction, and what the difference in nursing home/assisted living.
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Dr. Vince Limbo
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Date Created: 08/19/16
Chapter XV: Social Aspects of Later Life Integrity vs. Despair­ Erikson  People try to make sense of their lives  Life Review o Reflect and evaluate events in their past  Research: Assisting older homebound in remembering and reviewing their lives. They  have shown significant improvement in life satisfaction Subjective Well­Being  Self­evaluation based on positive life experiences  Measured by: o Life o Satisfaction o Happiness o Self­esteem  Risk Factors: o Chronic illnesses o Marital status o Social network  o Stress Religion  Spiritual Support o Seeking pastoral care, participation, in organized and unorganized religious  activities and faith in God as a key factor in understanding how older adults cope o Supported by cross­cultural research  “Turning a problem over to God”­ (Krause)  Three Step Process o Differentiating between things that can and cannot be changed o Focusing on the parts that can be changed o Emotionally disconnecting from parts that cannot be changed and believe that  God provides the best outcome Retirement  Complete loss of occupational identity  Crisp Retirement­ Clean break o Less than 50% fit this pattern Chapter XV: Social Aspects of Later Life  Bridge Job o Job between career job and final retirement  Blurred Retirement o Part­time work to maintain economic status  Gender Differences o Women more likely to retire when:  Husband is poor health or had more dependents  Opposite is true for men  Similarities o Retired spouses increase the likelihood the other spouse’s retirement Martial Satisfaction  Improves once children leave home o Reasons:  Renewed marital commitment?  Unhappy couples broken up? o Gay and Lesbian Partnerships  Very similar to heterosexual relationships Frail Older Adults  Needing Assistance o Less than 5% ages 65 to 74 o 20% over 85  Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) o Eating o Bathing o Toileting o Walking o Dressing  Instrumental Activities of Daily Life (IADLs) o Requires some intellectual competence  Paying bills  Taking medications Housing Options  Nursing Homes o 5% on any given day o 50% over the age of 85 o 24­hour care requiring fairly constant medical and nursing care  Assisted Living Facilities Chapter XV: Social Aspects of Later Life o Provide supported living arrangements o Help with ADLs and IADLs o Little physical or cognitive improvement


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