THE AGING PROCESS

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THE AGING PROCESS

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1. THE AGING PROCESS / EFFECT ON THE BASIC HUMAN NEEDS NURSING INTERVENTIONS

2. HEALTH PROMOTION-HYGIENE - Promote independence in care -bowel and bladder training -exercises: Kegel Pelvic muscle -diet -medications: ditropan detrol

3. HEALTH PROMOTION-ACTIVITY Regular exercise: promotes & maintains health Types of exercise: resistance aerobic swimming performing ADL’s

4. HEALTH PROMOTION-SAFETY Home environment: modifications to the home -handrails -avoid scatter rugs -adequate lighting Driving safety: MVA most common cause of injury related deaths (between 65-74 yrs of age) Medications Hospital environment

5. HEALTH PROMOTION-OXYGENATION Avoid smoking Moderate exercise Vaccinations: Influenza Pneumococcal

6. HEALTH PROMOTION-NUTRITION Promote proper nutrition: dietary fat complex carbs, fiber, fruits & vegetables Supplemental vitamins Food assistance: Meals on Wheels Senior Centers Food Banks Food Stamps

7. HEALTH PROMOTION-ELIMINATION Promoting proper diet Promoting exercise Bowel and Bladder training Pharmacological measures: Stool softeners Various laxatives -stimulant -saline -bulk forming

8. HEALTH PROMOTION-REST & SLEEP Provide restful environment Maintain scheduled routines Pharmacologic measures: OTC Restoril Ambien

9. HEALTH PROMOTION-PSYCHOSOCIAL Keep active: belong to a community Manage stress through coping mechanisms Maintain a positive outlook on life Reminisce about your life

10. HEALTH PROMOTION-HUMAN SEXUALITY Monitoring side effects of meds Maintaining positive mental attitude Keeping physically active

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