Issues the Elderly Face
The elderly in the world today face physical, mental, financial and family issues that can erode their sense of security and cause a great deal of stress.
With the increasing age, people become more sensitive and they tend to become dependent on others for day to day life activities. Like a childhood, old age needs and hopes for care support and comfort which leads to being a healthy life.
With the growing age, change in biological, chronological and psychological function inside the body is seen. With the increasing age, people get changed on their physical power, behavioral patterns and psychology order. There might occur unusual activities which can irritate the people looking after, these might result in a burden for people who are looking for you. It is not fixed which is the accurate age to call as old age, all the country doesn’t have the same life span, so it varies according to the country you are living in.
Although we all know this stage of life requires more support care and it’s an individual responsibility to take care and provide a luxurious end of life to them. One may be suffering from a physical disability that results in they need next person’s help for movement from one place to next, in such cases, there’s a compulsory of being the stick in a single place which could lead old people to frustration and anxiety.
Old age is not normal age, it creates a problem on a day to day life activities, we become more dependable on others or with our closed ones. It’s a painful thought to not having someone by your side when you are in your old age. An old person needs physical, mental and financial help for the rest of the life.
Need of Support
An old people need a family, where they can rely on their old age or can automatically guarantee you will be taken care of in your latest years. But in case if you are living single-divorced, widowed, or never married, or you have loss all your relatives. This causes a dreadful result in your old age.
Being single is not easy for any age group but still, on your old days, it is dangerous and challenging. Challenges of being single on old days include:
Loneliness: Being single might be a good idea for your young age, but this creates a critical problem in old age. With the growing age, you want the company of your family, friends or relatives. Loneliness can kill you day by day. You want someone to share your things, spend time with them, talk with them about problems and needs. Physically and emotionally you want someone to stay nearby with you.
Emotional impairment: Emotions and feelings are always with your whichever age you are in. Always you need someone around you to share your feelings. You might feel destructive from the bottom of the heart. You might ruin yourself physically and emotionally. You need someone to share all your things, being alone you cannot share your feelings which damages you emotionally.
Psychological Problems: Older people are susceptible to psychotic disorder. Some common psychotic disorders include senile dementia and cerebral arterial sclerosis. It is said that these two disorders account for approximately 80% of the psychotic disorders among old people.
Social problems: With the increasing age, participation in social function is decreased. You are no more invited and you couldn’t attend such a program, which leads you to live lonely and isolated from society.
Physical Damage: With growing age, you must deal with various health problems like hearing loss, cataracts and refractive errors, diabetes, back and neck pain, etc. Muscle weakness causes decreased physical activity. Sometimes you might have a chronic health problem also. You have no one around you when you are single and unable to do your day to day activities, you fell disable and want someone around you.
Outside pressure: People have pity looks over the single old person. You have no one to look and take care which results from sympathy over you.
Depressed and miserable life: As being single it is depressed and downcast to live. You cannot share your pain, problem, emotion and well beings to near and dear one. You are unescorted and this thing makes you unhappy and depressed from inside the heart. This leads you to live a miserable life and might result at the end of your life.
Financial problems: Sort of financial problems can reach up to your life. ‘Money can’t buy happiness’ is the truth but without money, it is not easy to live a worthwhile life. From buying basic needs to afford other expenses you need some others to depend. But being alone you never have someone to help you financially.
Residential Area: Sometimes, the place you are living can cause you to hazardous life. Perfect place including hospital, supermarket, park, elder home should be as near as possible.
Elder Abuse: When you are living single sometime people might abuse you. Even in old age homes, you get those problems. Abused might include Psychological abuse, physical abuse, financial abuse, sexual abuse, etc.
Low engagement on interest: With the growing age you lose your interest in something you love. You have no ability to perform any task you used to love. It makes you feel low.