# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Patient Care Technician Task 1561969333

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify psychosocial problems associated with the elderly.


Identification should include
  • emotional responses (e.g., social support, lifestyles, loss of relationships, limited finances, decrease of independence, failing health, coping ability)
  • social responses (e.g., retirement, failing health).

Process/Skill Questions

  • How do the major adjustment periods of aging, such as retirement, death of a spouse, major illness, depression, and nursing home/assisted living placement, manifest themselves?
  • How can aging affect an individual’s social needs?
  • What type of psychosocial problems might arise as a result of a lack of independence?
  • What are some of the coping mechanisms the elderly display in dealing with psychosocial situations?
  • What affect do psychosocial problems have on the health of the elderly?

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