Living Arrangements and Well-Being

Living Arrangements and Well-Being

Living Arrangements and Well-Being

PSY-358 Adult Development and Aging

Topic 7 – Living Arrangements and Well-being: Emotional, Social, Physical, and Financial

Directions: As we have learned so far, well-being is very much connected with one’s living arrangement. Below, you will provide two examples one might find in each of the three age categories. Be sure to cite supportive research within the document. 150-200 words for each age category should serve as a guide. You may type within the document or create a separate document. A minimum of three outside sources are required, which may include your textbook. Follow the format below to complete this (you may type directly in the worksheet but be sure to delete my examples in red). You may use the examples for one of your choices in each age range.

 

1. Describe TWO different common living arrangements for emerging or young adults (approximately 18-35). Describe how each of the living arrangements chosen might affect the emotional, social, physical, and financial well-being for an emerging adult.

 

Example for this age range: 

Living with two college roommates

Emotional: Possible stressors might include….

Social: Social benefits? Privacy issues?

Physical: Likely to work out? Eat healthfully? Risk for substance abuse?

Financial: Saving money on rent, utilities, etc.

 

Example #1:

Emotional:

Social:

Physical:

Financial:

 

Example #2

Emotional:

Social:

Physical:

Financial:

 

2. Describe TWO different common living arrangements for middle-aged adults (approximately 35-55). Describe how each of the living arrangements chosen might affect the emotional, social, physical, and financial well-being for mid-adulthood.

 

Example: Living with and caring for a sick parent

Emotional: StressRisk for depression? Benefits?

Social: Social isolation?

Physical: Likely to exercise? Eat healthfully? Risks for disease?

Financial: Cost vs. placing in home.

Example #1:

Emotional:

Social:

Physical:

Financial:

 

Example #2:

Emotional:

Social:

Physical:

Financial:

 

3. Describe TWO different common living arrangements for older adults (over 60). Describe how each of the living arrangements chosen might affect the emotional, social, physical, and financial well-being for late-adulthood.

 

Example: Nursing Home

Emotional: Research relating to emotional impact

Social: More or less socialization? What types?

Physical: Discuss caretakers

Financial: Discuss cost monthly cost

 

Example #1:

Emotional:

Social:

Physical:

Financial:

 

Example #2:

Emotional:

Social:

Physical:

Financial:

 

4. Reflection:

In 50-100 words, discuss some of your biggest take-aways from your research this week on different living arrangement. What advice might you provide your grandparents or parents? What would be your ideal living arrangement during your later stages of life?

 

References:

Living Arrangements

Living Arrangements