What makes the elderly population vulnerable?
Moreover, what makes the elderly vulnerable?
It is important to recognize that vulnerable seniors suffering from mental illness, cognitive deficits, or functional impairment are not necessarily incapable of making decisions. Older adults may become vulnerable and live at risk because of cognitive, psychosocial, and/or physical problems.
One may also ask, what is the most vulnerable population? Vulnerable populations include the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, the uninsured, low-income children, the elderly, the homeless, those with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and those with other chronic health conditions, including severe mental illness.
Then, what makes a population at risk or vulnerable?
Vulnerable populations include patients who are racial or ethnic minorities, children, elderly, socioeconomically disadvantaged, underinsured or those with certain medical conditions. Members of vulnerable populations often have health conditions that are exacerbated by unnecessarily inadequate healthcare.
What are older adults at risk for?
Factors that can increase an older person's risk of developing anxiety or depression include: an increase in physical health problems/conditions e.g. heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer's disease. chronic pain.