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Create individualized health-promotion plan for fictional patients of different ages, with different health concerns, who live in diverse environments. Select ONE of the following patients and create a health promotion plan:
Naomi, 65 years old, lives in a close-knit suburb with James. They have a nice house, and their adult children live within 20 miles of them. They have good friends whom they see regularly. Neither Naomi nor James has had major health issues to date, except for a burst appendix and a few minor dental surgeries. They are fairly sedentary and order in most nights of the week. What might Naomi and her husband do to care for themselves as they grow older?
Ashley, a 45-year-old woman, is watching her mother age and is concerned for her. Her mother has difficulty moving around due to a medical history of Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. She has also noticed that her mother has started forgetting things, for example, the days of the week and remote events. It makes Ashley think of her own mortality. What can Ashley do to promote her own health as she ages? What can she do to assist her Mother’s health?
Jim, 73 years old, lives in a low-rent apartment outside a crowded metropolitan area. He can see the water treatment plan from his living room window, and there’s a factory not far from that, which is rumored to be in trouble for spilling pollution into a nearby river. The apartment complex is older. There’s lead paint on the doors, and he was warned not to hang pictures on the walls because he might risk disturbing the asbestos behind them. Lately, Jim has been feeling fatigued and has difficulty breathing. He has a very limited income, has no living relatives, and cannot rely on him for care. What can he do to address this problem? What can she do to improve his health?