November 18th, 2012
McDonaldization of Assisted Living Facilities
The demand for living facilities is increasing dramatically today due to the aging population. The rationalization of living facilities has influenced successful living for seniors around the world. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the mcdonaldization of living facilities. This paper will discuss efficiency, calculability, control, predictability and non-human technologies, as well as why it is important to maintain a high professional system. Efficiency makes tasks simple for seniors; it allows them to do things more individually. Assisting seniors with personal care is essential, there are many seniors that staff members have to assist in one day, and calculability will help give an understanding of quantity over quality.. In addition it is important to be able to predict things that may occur, having set plans will avoid undesirable situations. Control plays a crucial part in the success of living facilities, having set plans helps regulate daily routines. With the advance of non-human technologies over the last few years helps simplify the lives of both seniors and staff members. These factors all play a large role in living facilities; by exploring each of these topics more discreetly will allow a better understanding on the development of rationalization in this area.
Efficiency has such a large aspect of what is effective and what and is not. Constructing daily routines with simple tasks makes life simpler for seniors. The construction of daily routines is effective because it helps seniors achieve their basic needs by themselves. By helping seniors achieve their basics needs on their own gives a sense of achievement and a sense of empowerment and allows them to feel a less role strain (Johnson, 1995). There are many things that help seniors cope with daily routines, blister packs help them take their own
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