What service recommendations might be made

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John and Alice have been providing care for John’s 86-year-old father who has Alzheimer’s disease as well as hypertension and diabetes. Last week, John's father wandered away, creating several frantic and worrisome hours, until he was returned by the police. You have been called in to counsel the family regarding the possible transition to a nursing facility. Discuss the following:

  • What factors may need to be considered when discussing this with the family?
  • What factors may need to be considered when discussing this with John's father?
  • What challenges may be experienced by the family if they decide to retain care responsibility?
  • What service recommendations might be made?

Support your work with at least 5 academic or professional peer-reviewed sources published within the past 5 years.

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Mental Aging John and Alice have been providing care for John’s 86-year-old father who has Alzheimer’s disease as well as hypertension and diabetes. Last week, John's father wandered away, creating several frantic and worrisome hours, until he was returned by the police. You have been called in to counsel the family regarding the possible transition to a nursing facility. Discuss the following: • • • • What factors may need to be considered when discussing this with the family? What factors may need to be considered when discussing this with John's father? What challenges may be experienced by the family if they decide to retain care responsibility? What service recommendations might be made? Support your work with at least 5 academic or professional peer-reviewed sources published within the past 5 years. ...
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Running head: TRANSITION INTO LONG TERM CARE

Transition into Long-Term Care
Name:
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TRANSITION INTO LONG TERM CARE

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Transition into Long-Term Care
The decision to confine a loved one in a long-term care facility is difficult for most
families since on the one hand, the older adult would be safe and well taken care of at a facility
but on the other hand, having them permanently committed to a facility of long-term care could
have negative effects on their mental health. Such is the dilemma John’s family is bound to face.
As the person tasked with helping the family to open up to the possibility of considering a
nursing facility as the best place for their John’s father, there are some factors I need to consider
when discussing the possibility with both John and Alice and with his father as well. This essay
discusses some of these factors and explores some of the challenges John and Alice might face if
they decide against transferring their elderly father to a nursing facility and instead opt to retain
the responsibility for his care.
Factors to Consider When Discussing the Transition with the Family
According to The Gerontologist, over 54% of individuals living with cognitive
impairment such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease have had to stay at nursing homes at least
once in a year (Hirschman & Hodgson, 2017). Given that John’s father has Alzheimer’s disease,
therefore, his transition to a nursing facility or other institution offering long-term care is
inevitable. With this information in mind, the first important factor to consider is that the
transition is arguably the only way to ensure that John’s father gets the best care and attention
that he requires given his physical and mental state. That he wandered away further proves this
point since his safety and security are threatened in addition to his physical and mental health.
Helping John and Alice understand the fact that the former’s father would be safer and well

TRANSITION INTO LONG TERM CARE

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taken care of at the nursing facility would be my ...

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