Maslow's hierarchy of needs
Adult's needs are similar to the needs of young adults. Adults need Food, Water, Clothing and shelter in order to survive, they then need a safe and secure environment in order to get to the stage of love and belonging. The love and belonging stage involves having relationships with your family and friends but also means keeping the relationship between you and your partner strong even in old age, when you reach this stage then you are ready to go to the Self Esteem stage. Self Esteem means that you have confidence in yourself, older adults may struggle with this as they don't feel well enough to go outside, or they feel like they are loosing their memory. You also will respects others viewpoints as you will learn that everyone has their opinion. One you have reached Self Actualization you are at the top of the pyramid and you can then just relax this can sometimes be worrying in older adults as they struggle with dealing that they are going to die.