Identify common characteristics of older adults.
Identification should include
- changing physical abilities (e.g., strength and mobility)
- changing activities of daily living (ADL)
- changing support needs
- physical and mental health needs
- transfer trauma
- social issues (e.g., digital divide, isolation, hunger, transportation)
- financial concerns.
- What are the benefits of being knowledgeable about characteristics of older adults?
- How could one evaluate the social concerns of older adults?
- What are the resources available to research the needs of older adults?
- How could one address the client needs for care based on characteristics?
- What resources are available to learn about older adults?
- Why is it important to understand care requirements for older adults?
- Why is it important to have a general knowledge of characteristics of older adults?
- Why is it helpful to know the difference between clients of specific ages?
- How would a professional use information to provide care?
- What are some repercussions of over-generalizing a client’s characteristics?
- When could a client’s skills assist with staff training?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
- Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
- Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
- Analyze technical writing for clarity.
- Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
- Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).
Other Related Standards
FCCLA National Programs
Families First: Families Today
Families First: Meet the Challenge
Families First: You-Me-Us
Financial Fitness: Earning
Financial Fitness: Protecting
Financial Fitness: Saving
Financial Fitness: Spending
Power of One: A Better You
Power of One: Family Ties
Power of One: Working on Working
Student Body: The Fit You
Student Body: The Healthy You
Student Body: The Real You
Student Body: The Resilient You
FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)
National Programs in Action
Public Policy Advocate
National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Analyze the impact of conditions that could influence the well-being of individuals and families.
Evaluate services for individuals and families with a variety of conditions that could impact their well-being.