Elsie has had her hip bone replaced leaving her not able to walk very well, living with modifications became hard for her, being unable to cook, provide stable and sufficient security for herself and clean to the standard which needed was also inconvenient. Supplying our own physical needs, for example buying the food to feed ourselves and prepare it will take its toll on Elsie. Old age (Later adulthood) will result in the need for others to help provide and maintain her physical needs.
As Elsie is in later adulthood we know her physical needs have already declined, her accident didn’t help her much so her intellectual needs will become more important to her. Elsie does not work or have much to keep her brain stimulated and interested in new challenges, activities, a group; finding hobbies and interests that will stop her from getting bored or irritable will be Elsie’s main priority. Whether she decides to take up reading, games, bingo or knitting some kind of comfort will outcome of whatever she decides to occupy her time with
Emotional needs change as we grow and develop, finding fulfilment from developing a close bond with someone whom they share an emotional attachment can be for the best; everybody needs to and wants to be liked and loved.
Elsie might now feel like she is going to receive less love than before her accident and current condition and not be liked as much as before because of what she is unable to do. Having mixed emotions about little things may take over Elsie and create depression and loneliness. Elsie is going to need as much love and encouragement from friends and family as possible. Not only may Elsie find herself depressed her self-concept may begin to deteriorate as she will need a carer to help her
Bibliography: http://psychology.about.com/od/theoriesofpersonality/a/hierarchyneeds.htm - Accessed 12-03-09 http://www.arrod.co.uk/archive/concept_maslow_hierarchy.php - Accessed 12-03-09