Gerontology Community Resources

This assignemtn will be based off of the community of Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33317.

This assignment accounts for 90 points of your final grade. You are to identify five social support resources in your community that are geared toward and beneficial to older adults (>age 65).

The summary is to be a maximum of 8 pages not including the title and reference pages which are required. There is a minimum of 5 references. Be aware of the need to properly paraphrase or quote information from written documents of the facilities. Don’t forget to include reference for demographic information!

I. Describe community where you live (urban/rural, percentage of population by age and income, etc.)

II. Identify 5 resources geared toward older adults, one for each of the levels of care listed. In your own words (do not copy and paste from facility website or brochure) describe the services provided.

a. Independent Self-care

b. Acute care discharge

c. Long-term care

d. Family caregiving

e. End of life care

III. Discuss the following:

a. Are the resources accessible to all older adults in your community? Why or why not?

b. Could an aging adult seamlessly transition from each level of resource (continuum of care)?

c. What additional resources might be needed in your community to enhance the older adults’ safety and quality of life?

Grading criteria:

Criteria

Describes community thoroughly with supporting demographic data, including geriatric population

Describes community using broad statements with general demographic data

Names city/state, describes few or no general demographic data

Identifies 5 resources geared toward older adults and in own words describes services.

The resources address Independent Self-Care, Acute Care Discharge, Long-term Care, Family Caregiving, and End-of-Life Care.

Discussion includes sufficient and accurate detail on all 5 required questions to address.

Identifies 5 resources geared toward older adults and describes services with overuse of direct quotes from agency publications.

The resources may not address all required stages of Independent Self-Care, Acute Care Discharge, Long-term Care, Family Caregiving, and End-of-Life Care.

Discussion lacks sufficient and accurate detail on all 5 required questions to address.

Identifies <5 resources geared toward older adults and describes services with overuse of direct quotes or plagiarizes from agency publications.

The resources do not address all required stages of Independent Self-Care, Acute Care Discharge, Long-term Care, Family Caregiving, and End-of-Life Care.

Discussion lacks sufficient and accurate detail on all 5 required questions to address.

Are these resources accessible to all older adults in your community? Why or why not? 2 points

Could an aging adult seamlessly transition from each level of resource (continuum of care)? 10 points

What additional resources might be needed in your community to enhance the older adults’ safety and quality of life? 3 points

Are these resources accessible to all older adults in your community? Why or why not? 2 points

Could an aging adult seamlessly transition from each level of resource (continuum of care)? 10 points

What additional resources might be needed in your community to enhance the older adults’ safety and quality of life? 3 points

Are these resources accessible to all older adults in your community? Why or why not? 2 points

Could an aging adult seamlessly transition from each level of resource (continuum of care)? 10 points

What additional resources might be needed in your community to enhance the older adults’ safety and quality of life? 3 points

Utilize APA format margins, fonts, spacing, headings, title page (2 points)

Maximum 8 pages narrative not including title and reference pages (required) (2 points)

Correct spelling, grammar, narrative flow (2 points)

Correct use of citations and references (5 points)

Minimum 2 scholarly non-text references (within last 5 years) (4 points)

Utilize APA format margins, fonts, spacing, headings, title page (2 points)

Maximum 8 pages narrative not including title and reference pages (required) (2 points)

Correct spelling, grammar, narrative flow (2 points)

Correct use of citations and references (5 points)

Minimum 2 scholarly non-text references (within last 5 years) (4 points)

Utilize APA format margins, fonts, spacing, headings, title page (2 points)

Maximum 8 pages narrative not including title and reference pages (required) (2 points)

Correct spelling, grammar, narrative flow (2 points)

Correct use of citations and references (5 points)

Minimum 2 scholarly non-text references (within last 5 years) (4 points)


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