Aging Adult

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Aging Report Mrs. R.B. is a mature adult at 74 years of age. Mrs. R.B. and her husband recently moved from a senior apartment community to a house with their daughter. Mrs. R.B. does not have any limits in her mobility or ability to carry out activities of daily living however she is the primary caregiver for her husband who suffered a stroke 12 years ago. Moving in with her daughter is providing her with some help as she is finding it more tiring to take care of herself and her husband alone. Mrs. R.B. starts each morning by getting herself up and dressed, including doing her hair and makeup before she gets her husband ready for the day. She says this is one of things she makes sure she does most days in order to feel like she has done something for herself. After getting herself ready for the day she assists her husband with getting dressed and ready for the day. Mrs. R.B appears to keep herself fairly well put together for a woman of her age with so much responsibility. Mrs. R.B. appeared to enjoy the time to talk about herself and her life as from time to time she rambled on about when she was young and how challenging it can be taking care of a disabled husband. She is happy when talking about the present and is looking forward to being in her new home with more space than her apartment and able to have her family over for holidays. When talking about the future; Mrs. R.B. tends to look away from me with some anxiety and fear about what the future holds, mainly in her ability to care for her husband alone given her increasing age. During the week Mrs. R.B gets herself and her husband ready for the day. Around 10 am the community bus picks up Mr. G.B. and takes him to adult daycare so that Mrs. R.B. can have time to do things she needs or wants to do during the day. She says this is also great for Mr. R.B. since it is his main source of…...

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