A Holistic Approach to Care for Older Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease

Authors

  • Abbas Yaqoob Department of Applied Social Science, University of Education Lhr
  • Shaikh Ayyub Department of Applied Social Science, University of Education Lhr

Abstract

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a global health challenge, with its prevalence steadily increasing, particularly among older adults. This paper explores the multifaceted nature of CKD in older adults and advocates for a holistic approach to care that addresses not only the medical aspects but also the psychosocial, nutritional, and lifestyle factors that significantly impact the quality of life of older individuals living with CKD. The paper delves into the epidemiology of CKD in older adults, its risk factors, clinical manifestations, and complications, followed by an in-depth discussion of the components of a holistic care model. These components include medical management, psychosocial support, nutritional interventions, exercise, and lifestyle modifications. Furthermore, the paper highlights the importance of patient-centered care, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the role of caregivers and family members in the care of older adults with CKD. By adopting a holistic approach, healthcare providers can enhance the overall well-being of older adults with CKD and improve their quality of life.

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Published

2023-06-30

How to Cite

Abbas Yaqoob, & Shaikh Ayyub. (2023). A Holistic Approach to Care for Older Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease. Yashfeen Journal of Health Innovation and Practice, 2(01), 267–286. Retrieved from https://yjhip.com/index.php/Journal/article/view/32