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Health & Social Care - Needs of the Hargreaves Family

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Health & Social Care Needs of the Hargreaves Family Maslow's Hierarchy of Need is a theory of Human needs. Maslow's Hierarchy of need show the five different levels of Human Need. If your needs aren't met at a certain level it is often difficult to move beyond that level. Some needs are more difficult to achieve, therefore are higher up in the Hierarchy. At the bottom however, are simple, basic Physical Needs. Nana is 82 years old. That makes her a Senior Citizen. Basic Physical Needs for Senior Citizens are: * Having a Bath * Having plenty of energy * Feeling and looking fit * Feeling Healthy * Having a healthy appetite * Going to the toilet Nana should have all of these, as these are basic needs, however Nana may need some personal needs. Such as: * Getting in and out of the bath * A carer * Good Mobility * A wheel chair (long distance/shopping) * Going to the toilet Nana has arthritis; this may enable Nana to find 'simple tasks' hard. Getting in and out of the bath and going to the toilet are just two of the things, Nana may find challenging. Therefore, Nana should have a part-time carer. With a carer, Nana could go shopping, without having to struggle with the shopping bags, she could cook healthy meals, prepared by herself and could go to the toilet and have a bath with guidance, allowing her to feel more confident within herself. If she had a regular bath, she would feel good within herself, improving her physical appearance. Also as Nana's arthritis has spread to her hips, she may feel uncomfortable, walking around a supermarket or other shopping places for a long time. This is why; it may be useful to purchase a wheel chair for shopping trips. This would be useful at Christmas (e.t.c) when long shopping trips are needed. ...read more.


I think before Mum's personal needs were suggested she was at level 2 approximately, because she had basic needs and some stability in her life, without much chaos. Whereas if we looked at her life on Maslow's Hierarchy after the personal needs had been suggested she may be able to reach a level 4, because of love and affection that she needs. Dad is mum's husband; he too is an adult. Basic Physical Needs in Adulthood are: * Having a Bath * Having plenty of energy * Feeling and looking fit * Feeling Healthy * Having a healthy appetite * Going to the toilet * Having shiny hair e.t.c Dad should have all or the vast majority of the physical needs but has some personal ones to go for. Dad's Physical Needs are: * Good appetite * Feeling healthy and fit * Moving around freely Dad needs to move around freely, because as he is retired he Needs to move around to ensure that his bones don't become brittle. He needs to feel healthy and fit, and ensure that he has a good appetite and is clean and warm. If he feels ill, he should see a doctor straight away, to make sure that he is ok. Basic Intellectual Needs are: * Keeping interested * Feeling busy * Not being bored * Feeling and being mentally motivated Dad would have had most of these, whilst he was working. However, now that Dad isn't working, and has a lot of unoccupied time, it is important that he fills it stimulatingly. Dad's Intellectual Needs are: * Using spare time effectively * Stimulate his mind * Fill his spare time Dad needs to use his spare time effectively; otherwise he will become bored and restless. He needs to use puzzles and some educative games to ensure that he is stimulating his mind and enabling lifelong learning. Basic Emotional Needs are: * To feel happy and contended * Feel loved * Feel cared for * Feel safe and ...read more.


from outside things Because the daughter comes across as a single parent, the baby needs to feel love coming from another source, this is useful, in case his/her mum is taken away from the baby (into hospital, on holiday...) and is being looked after by somebody else. If this is the case the baby may feel unsettled so should bond with other people as well as his mum. A baby should also feel safe in the environment it lives in and should feel as though it's mum/parent figure will be able to protect it from outside things, this could be anything from other people to animals dogs and cats. Basic Social Needs for Babies are: * Bonding with other babies * Exploring outside of the home * Making close bonds with other people in and around the family But although many babies have all these, they need personalised Social Needs to: * Bonding with other babies to explore other people and relationships * Study other babies and toddlers actions to begin to mirror their emotions e.t.c Babies need a role model to copy, so they can learn individual characteristics. A mother is a babies main role model, but if baby and its mother go to Parent and Toddler sessions, both mother and baby will benefit. The mother will have some ' Adult conversation' and the baby will be able to mirror the behaviour of people it's own age. A baby could also make close bonds with the people around it, enabling him to grow up with close friendships, this could benefit it's emotional needs in the hierarchy too. I think that the baby, was at a level 3 in the Hierarchy, because it had a lot of his physical and Intellectual Needs. His emotional needs weren't preventing it form moving higher, because it had his mothers attention to itself. I think that if the baby could 'socialise' more, it could easily reach a level 5 in Maslow's Hierarchy. Zoe Jones ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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