Social Factors Affecting Wellness

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Social Factors Affecting WellnessNameInstitutionInstructorCourseDate Social Factors Affecting WellnessIt is important for healthcare stakeholders to understand the social factors affecting the wellness of different age groups in order to implement effective health promotion interventions to improve the health status of these populations (Murdaugh, Parsons, & Pender, 2019). One of this age group includes older adults who are individuals aged 65 years or older. Some of the physical changes experienced by individuals in this group include aging of the body leading to weakness of the bones, loss of teeth, and aging of the skin which leads to wrinkles and skin tags (Murdaugh, Parsons, & Pender, 2019). Due to a lowered immune system, individuals are at an increased risk of developing certain chronic illnesses. Pathological risks include diseases attributed to a weakened immune system that may include cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, kidney problems, arthritis, and depression. There are certain factors that affect the ability of this age group to achieve wellness which includes a low socio economic status (Murdaugh, Parsons, & Pender, 2019). This is because most of the individuals in this age group have retired from employment and living on pension. Due to the aging of the brain, most of these individuals are unable to implement health promotion strategies on their own. This requires assistance from close relatives and healthcare practitioners in helping the individuals adopt healthy lifestyles (CDC, 2019).Advanced practice nurses can use patient education to promote health in this group. Patient education can involve implementing the most effective strategies for this age group in consideration of some of the risk factors experienced by this group (CDC, 2019). Collaboration with close relatives can also help in monitoring the progress of the individuals while at home. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an agency supporting the National Health Promotion Agenda for environmental health by implementing effective disease preventive and control measures (CDC, 2019).ReferencesCenters for Disease Control and Prevention. (2019). About CDC 24-7. [Electronic article]. Retrieved from for Disease Control and Prevention. (2019). Health Literacy. Older Adults. [Electronic article]. Retrieved from, C.L., Parsons, M. A., & Pender, N. J. (2019). Health promotion in nursing practice, (8th ed.). New York, New York: Pearson.