Develop a wellness program with a holistic approach for the older adult you identified, using resources available in your community. Discuss how this approach will prove an optimum level of well-being.
…… Is a 68 year old retired Caucasian woman. Her age related changes include arthritis, GERD, stress incontinence, vision changes, skin changes, and breathing difficulty on exertion. She lives in a RV and travels the country with her husband.
Holistic care includes biological, social, psychological and spiritual needs. (Zamanzadeh, Jasemi, Valizadeh, Keogh, & Taleghani, 2015). Biological and physiological needs are integrated into day to day life.
However, due to her living situation joining different groups and communities is not practical since they are always on the move. Luckily, there are many communities that take place on the Internet and she is efficient with the computer. Some groups she can join online include support group, exercise group, a book club, and a cooking group.
These things would help to manage her age related changes with a social aspect.
Exercise, diet, and support groups would help her manage her breathing difficulties, GERD, and arthritis. While they are stopped she could visit local parks and churches, as well as group activities such as bingo. This would help fill her spiritual needs as well. ….. has a unique situation and fortunately there are still option available to help fill her needs.