1. a safer accommodation surrounded by other elderly

1.       In the case study of Brenda grey, who
is a 58 year old women who lives alone in sheltered accommodation, she suffers
from mental health issues and asthma. In respect to the needs of Brenda, it may
be highly beneficial that she is removed from her present accommodation and
transferred to a safer accommodation surrounded by other elderly people and
health and social care professionals. This is due to Brenda being in a
vulnerable stage in her life as she may feel subjected to abuse from other
individuals who live in the accommodation to. Based upon her previous
experience of abuse she may be anxious and depressed, making her even more
vulnerable. She may feel that she is the centre of experiencing ridicule as she
is within her later years of life. Also based upon the expectations of sheltered
accommodation, pollutants and toxins may hinder her asthma issues. Brenda
should be moved to an accommodation centre that will facilitate all of her
needs and provide outside socialisation. In regards to Brenda her needs are
being met as she is being given support from a professional advocate who will
emphasise Brenda’s needs, wants and desires. The advocate will help Brenda to
get her points across to the other professional associated with Brenda’s care.
It is also important that all information disclosed to her advocate is remained
private and confidential as Brenda suffers from trust issues in regards to
people knowing all of her business. This will allow Brenda and her advocate to
build a trusting, healthy and beneficial working relationship. However, due to
Brenda’s G.P and advocate telling her two different things may cause her to
withhold information and cause her distress as she may feel like she doesn’t
know what is going on with her own care. It is also highly important that
Brenda’s advocate is female due her lack of trust in men, as she has suffered
negative experiences with males in her past. Brenda’s needs are also being met
as she has been assigned a health visitor. This health professional will help
Brenda to maintain her intake of medication and ensure that they are taken
properly and efficiently
as she
forgets to take them. Brenda will need to understand that the medication is
helping her, and that it is imperative to take them. If she maintains taking
her medication she may feel more confident in the outside environment, meaning
she will be able to take part in community events and socialise outside of the
accommodation, reassuring her that she can be independent. The health care
professionals will need to be compassionate as Brenda has tendencies of ill
mental health; this means that she must be approached with empathy alongside
sternness in order to help her realise that provisions are taken to help change
her life for the better. Due to Brenda’s ill mental health, she should be
provided with a counsellor, who is highly understanding and empathetic towards
her, as this would help improve her mental state. As Brenda has issues trusting
people and allowing people to know her business, it is highly beneficial that
the number of professional on her case in minimal, as she may feel
uncomfortable with high amounts of people knowing about her issues, mainly her
mental state that affects her life every day.