Community Health Nursing

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As per the 2010 census, the Lakewood has a population of about 52,131 people, Majority of this population are the whites who make up more than 85% of the entire Lakewood residents. The minority groups include the black Americans, the Hispanic population, the Asians and people of Indian origin. The entire population is made of slightly more females than the males. Majority of the population are young people with median age of about 34. years for males and 36. yearsfor females. The average family size is approximately 3 (Zip Codes. org, 2018). Community Agencies in Lakewood Area The Lakewood community enjoys a multi-community agency team from within and the neighborhood. The agencies address substance abusers together with counseling, housing and temporary shelter services, aging resources, child care, Planned Parenthood, food pantries among others. Majority of the aforementioned agencies are either semi-autonomous or fully collaborative and offers diverse community based services running across several zip code areas and not limited to Lakewood area only. City of Lakewood, 2018). The Lakewood agencies include children base agencies such as Bellefaire Jewish Children's Bureau. This is a collaborative agency with main offices in Fairmount Shaker Height, OH. The agency offers counseling services on substance abuse to both the affected children and their parents bearing in mind that treating a minor has a direct bearing on the parent too. This bureau also offers community supportive therapy for the psychiatric cases especially for the children and the teens besides the various prevention therapies (Yelp 2018). Another child-based organization that also combines the teen services is the Ohio Guidestone whose office is located in Eastland Rd Berea.

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The agency avails substance abuse assessment to children as well as the teens. There are also consultation services on the same issue of substance abuse besides the pharmacological management of the affected minors offered by qualified medical personnel. Community based psychiatric supportive therapy is also offered by this agency (City of Lakewood, 2018). This approach aims at addressing the external triggers of mental conditions as the surrounding environment has a great bearing on the positive prognosis in management of mental condition (Zip Codes. org, 2018) Medical management by MTHSS is availed by several physicians, the advanced practice nurses besides the registered nurses. This team of health professions educates as well as speak to the victims individually to help them comprehend the diagnosis, the presenting symptoms, the drugs prescribed as well as the accompanying side effects and the appropriate ways of addressing them (Social Services Directory, 2012).

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Far west center. This is an elderly based agency that runs a campus health drive in the west lake areas of the Lakewood. The agency can also carry out the referral services in conditions that require specialized care this ensures the senior residents receive the relevant therapy (Social Services Directory, 2012). Cuyahoga county division of senior and adult, this is based at Kinsman road and offers support therapy for the psychiatric senior residents as well as offering counseling and elderly substance abuse resources. The center also offers adult protective services and has a 24-hour hotline all center that attends to the senior residents in need. This ensures the beneficiary elderly population accesses social amenities and age with dignity Lake wood service center LWSC is another agency and provides several services among them, Food services termed emergency food pantry: The aim is to serve the hungry in the community be it, children or adults.

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This is hunger network comprising of various partners from the greater Cleveland. How Various Community Needs Are Met by the Agencies Mentioned Above The needs of the Lakewood community are met by various agencies cutting across the entire lifespan. Nutritional needs among the children are common especially among families living below the poverty line given the fact that about 15% of the residents fall into this category. This need, however, is met by LCSC in collaboration by MHTSS. These agencies strive to offer the healthiest food possible to every beneficiary every month. The agency enjoys support from the united way of Cleveland and its agents are able to visit the Food Bank in the designated marketplace at least three times every week with an aim of securing over 1000 pounds of the fresh food produce weekly.

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The stable patients are taken through educative sessions to help them minimize on environmental triggers or exacerbating factors (Taubman, 2017). Homelessness is a key challenge to some elderly residents especially those living below the poverty line. This need has been met by Cuyahoga homeless service. The agency is an intensive network which carries out planning, organization and delivering of housing units and services with an aim of preventing or assisting the homeless individuals, this could be temporary as they transit to a more stable shelter. Therefore, the agency prevents homelessness, offers emergency shelters and provide re-entry programs. The community also receives the residential care especially for the elderly. Among these health facilities are several walk-in clinics that include minute clinics known as CVS pharmacy/minute clinics this means patents can receive fill in for their prescriptions for those with chronic conditions.

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The university hospital centers this do offer varied services including emergency care to the community around including surgery services. The UH also partners with St. John medical center and MacDonald Women’s Hospital to serve a wide area in both in-patients well as outpatient services. The patients are however taken care of by several communities based agencies that run community-based psychiatric care that is supportive and entails individual and group counseling which can go along with pharmacological management of the condition or referral to the relevant centers. This ensures the psychiatric patients' life is improved and prolonged as much as possible. The community has the food bank. This serves to provide food to the poor especially the poor and the homeless. The food pantries are established in various faith-based organizations. The inclusion of the following services can help improve the health and the general wellbeing of the population.

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These are a faith-based campaign on drugs and substance abuse, cancer awareness center and the random medical screenings by medical centers in the area. Faith-based organizations are good entities in disseminating information and reaching a large population of people, besides faith healing is a strong force in the recovery of addicts as they turn to the Supreme Being when dealing with guilt secondary to withdrawing from a given substance of abuse. Therefore, the inclusion of these entities in the fight against substance abuse is expected to give a fresh impetus and a multidirectional effort that will yield a better outcome (Taubman, 2017). Cancer awareness center will enable the residents to learn more on cancers, coupled with screening it will offer an earlier detection and subsequent therapy to help lower the rising cancer cases in the area.

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org. ZIP Code 44107 Map, Housing Stats, More for Lakewood, OH. Retrieved from https://www. unitedstateszipcodes. org/44107/ City of Lakewood. A Look at the Hot-Button Issues in Lakewood, Ohio. Retrieved from http://taubmanforlakewood. com/look-hot-button-issues-lakewood-ohio/ Homelessshelterdirectory. Lakewood Homeless Shelters and Services - Lakewood OH Homeless Shelters. Retrieved from https://www. American journal of public health, 105(3), e103-e113. Cleveland Clinic.  Community Health Needs Assesment [Ebook]. Retrieved from http://file:///E:/SILI/Documents/2016-Fairview-CHNA. pdf.

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