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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

(SOCIAL STUDIES) PT 5 CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES AND FAMILY LAW

Care for the Elderly and those with special needs



Elderly people as well as persons with special needs are more susceptible to hardship, therefore they tend to rely heavily on others to meet their everyday needs.

Persons who are unable to take care of themselves need people who care to take on certain responsibilities. These responsibilities are taken up by family members as well as society.

Caring for an Elderly person includes:

1. Good Hygiene 
    Ensuring they have a bath and brush their teeth at the required time daily.

2. Helping with medical conditions
    should elderly persons have medical conditions, and need to take medication, persons should ensure medications are administered on a timely basis as required.

3. Chores
    Physical strength is normally needed to do chores around the house and in most cases elderly people are unable to do them, due to physical frailty. 

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