Evaluate the influence of two major theories of ageing on health and social care provision.
I am going to evaluate the influence of two major theories of ageing on health and social care provision. Firstly, I am going to discuss the different services available to older people in health and social care. There are many services available for the older people and some of them include; Activities for Older People, Adult Protection, Community Transport, Home Care, Luncheon Clubs, Residential Care and Travel Passes. All of these services are all beneficial towards the elderly. Firstly 'activities for older people' consists of a group of social workers that provide support and assistance in many ways. Tasks can include befriending, visiting, sitting, shopping and driving or any practical task which could help an individual enhance their daily living. This service will increase the individual confidence and self-esteem because they know that these professionals are here to help and encourage them in a positive way. This will help the elder individual be more comfortable with that particular individual or worker. Another service that is available for older people is the 'adult protection' which is an organization across the U.K. that work together to increase their understanding of the abuse of vulnerable adults such as the elderly. The three main principles that make up the policy relating to 'adult protection' are as follows: 1. everyone has the right to live their life free from violence, fear and abuse 2. All adults have the right to be protected from harm and exploitation 3. All adults have the right to independence, which involves a degree of risk. The two theories of ageing that I am going to discuss are the disengagement and the activity theory. The activity theory is the idea that older people benefit from being as active as possible, by taking part in social events or employments. It also states that older adults seem healthier and happier. Individuals...
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