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The care needs of people at different stages of life.

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  • Essay length: 2120 words
  • Submitted: 04/01/2012
  • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi
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GCSE Health and Social Care

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There is some good knowledge demonstrated here regarding the needs at different life stages. The writer is clearly aware that as we get older our needs can become greater or fewer. I would suggest that the age ranges for the various life stages are indicated - this helps any reader to understand why needs have become greater or fewer at a given stage. At times, it was not always clear what the needs were at a certain life stage especially towards old age, and there were some stereotypical comments about people which need to be amended. Nevertheless, there is some good work here and I did get a good sense of the writer's understanding of the topic.

Marked by teacher Diane Apeah-Kubi 16/04/2013

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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE.

BOOKLET 4.

CARE NEEDS.

Introduction.

During each of the life stages, an individual will require some sort of care need that must be fulfilled. Therefore, care workers provide a specific service depending on the needs of the individual person. Care needs often depend on the age of the service user.

Infancy

As soon as a child is born, they require 24 hour attention by their carer. Therefore, it requires physical well- being such as being given food, warmth, shelter and sense of safety. This is the key stage when emotional relationships develop; therefore, initial relationships are important to the new born.

Childhood

Even during childhood, a child is very dependent on the carer for day to day care tasks, although they have gathered some independency. They still rely on their parents to provide them with an emotionally secure environment. A child's intellectual needs are met through regular attendance at school. Furthermore, a child's external relationships develop; so to keep a child sociable, social needs must be met.

Adolescence

As soon as a child becomes an adolescent, they are beginning to become more and more

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There is some good knowledge demonstrated here regarding the needs at different life stages. The writer is clearly aware that as we get older our needs can become greater or fewer. I would suggest that the age ranges for the various life stages are indicated - this helps any reader to understand why needs have become greater or fewer at a given stage. At times, it was not always clear what the needs were at a certain life stage especially towards old age, and there were some stereotypical comments about people which need to be amended. Nevertheless, there is some good work here and I did get a good sense of the writer's understanding of the topic.

Marked by teacher Diane Apeah-Kubi 16/04/2013

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