dependency needs


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dependency needs

[di′pen·dən·sē ‚nēdz]
(psychology)
The vital, originally infantile needs for mothering, love, affection, shelter, protection, security, food, and warmth, which are also present in some degree even in adult life.
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The site is currently home to a former nursery and office, which will be demolished to make way for the single-storey building housing 46 beds, 15 of which are designated for people with high dependency needs.
What was described as a 'temporary measure' only related to infants with high dependency needs, affecting one or two babies out of around 60 births during an average week.
Research tells us that opioid dependency needs a very different modality of treatment than other types of addictions.
It provides long-term care for people over 65 years old with medium dependency needs. Orkney Council declined to comment.
It is anticipated however, that in the future, older people requiring residential care will be those with high dependency needs.The Authority~s vision for a replacement for St Peter~s House is that it would meet a mix of care needs including frail elderly and dementia.
"This has been a particular issue in areas such as dementia care where service users have increasingly high dependency needs, requiring higher staffing levels.
It aims to strengthen the capabilities of government and civil society to deal effectively with the ageing populations and to address the developmental potential and dependency needs of older persons.
In addition, the CQC highlighted that it was concerned there were insufficient numbers of staff on duty to meet the dependency needs of people living in the home, several of whom had limited mobility and required moving and handling assistance.
She said: "We have made sure we have secured a first-class service for our most vulnerable residents with high dependency needs. The system can be changed over at the flick of a switch - those using it do not have to do anything."
They suggest that this work can evoke pleasant or even powerfully satisfying feelings in the therapist, for example satisfaction of dependency needs, grandiose feelings of omnipotence, or liberating disinhibition.
'Poor access to healthcare is most severe among non car-available people with high healthcare dependency needs; that is, the elderly, those of working age with physical ailments, and parents with young children.