Modalities Details

School: Elderly Wellness

What is Elderly Wellness

• Elderly Wellness is a preventive-orientated approach to caring for the elderly, which concentrates very much on the education of how to assist the elderly themselves or the families or public involved to ensure that the elderly is aging gracefully.

• Adults face various challenges as they turn 65 and grow older, and they may not know what they need to anticipate, which applies to their family members. Maintaining their overall wellness becomes a crucial part of their lives to have minimal assistance from family members. However, they also need to understand that at that age, some appropriate help is good to enhance the quality of life.

• Caring for an elderly, disabled, or sick loved one can be an isolating experience. It’s often hard to know where to start and how to find help, especially if your nerves are frayed, and you are exhausted. Friends and family can pitch in, but other options may be of assistance.

• Ageing presents challenges for proper nutrition, including changes in the sense of taste and smell that can occur with medication, gum disease, infections in the mouth, and issues with dentures. Losing the sense of smell can signify a serious disorder, such as Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s. Elders who have lost some of their ability to taste and smell may not eat enough to receive needed protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals.

• Drugs and aging affect older people’s physical and cognitive functions. At the same time, they also fall victim to ageism in every environment, including healthcare providers, who may not meet seniors’ true needs.

• All the above are expected challenges from the elderly, and with proper guidance and education, the elderly can have the best life and maintain good health throughout the last stage of their life.

Principles of Elderly Wellness:

Common challenges and diseases that the elderly face.
Solutions are being taught and educated to overcome the challenges that the elderly face.
Able to anticipate and take preventive measures to ensure elderly wellness.
Elderly wellness not only involves good physical health, but it also involves good mental health too.

With a better understanding of the elderly aging process and the solutions available in the modern world, it is confident that the elderly themselves, the public, family members, and caregivers can play a better role in providing good elderly wellness in the elderly community.