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Health Population: Elderly Research Paper

… Nurses can assess and educate the patient's ability to administer medications, educate on dosages, purpose and side effects. They can also observe the medication effectiveness and monitor side effects.

Nurses collaborating with doctors and pharmacists could simplify the amount of medications needed by patients, address the possible need for puncture packs for the elderly, as well as assist patients with med lists for doctor's appointments. This simplification could lower costs for the elderly and the community.

Describe theories of motivation and behavior change, which you are using.

The health belief model is one of the most consistent in the prediction of behaviors, particularly when it is used in conjunction with the ecological model that incorporates the individual, people and their environment, along with the developmental…. [read more]


Population Health to Prepare: & Essay

… The lack of available doctors in a given area may also be an issue. "The Association of American Medical Colleges estimates that in 2015 the country will have 62,900 fewer doctors than needed. And that number will more than double by 2025, as the expansion of insurance coverage and the aging of baby boomers drive up demand for care. Even without the health care law, the shortfall of doctors in 2025 would still exceed 100,000" (Lowrey & Pear 2912). It is recommended that an area have 60 to 80 primary care doctors per 100,000 residents, and 85 to 105 specialists while some areas have few as 40 primary care doctors and 70 specialists per 100,000 residents (Lowrey & Pear 2012). Rural areas, in particular, are…. [read more]


Diversity in the Elderly Population Essay

… Of course, any demographic shift brings with it social and economic challenges, not least for healthcare systems. The notion of a greying population is usually framed in terms of the added demands and pressures they will bring. But although there will be challenges in adjusting, the overall picture is far from bleak if policymakers enact sensible change. (The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2009, 4)

In a fair vision of health care, there is an ethical, efficient, and dynamic system in place to monitor and moderate the health needs of the elderly. In this vision, the health care system promotes different, more ethical attitudes regarding aging in that it is a natural process that people can enjoy and prepare for with greater consideration of ethnic, cultural, and…. [read more]


Care Slide Case Study

… As technologies have become more and more advanced, the philosophies of technology-based living for elderly patients have begun to prefer such patients living outside of hospital facilities as long as their conditions permit. More caretakers are suggesting more comfortable living environments, either at home or at assisted living facilities with the assistance of innovative technology in their strategy for care as an alternative to living in more traditional hospital settings.

This has been a development that has increased over the past ten years and will only continue to increase in the future, as technology continues to advance even more. In the next ten years, more advancement in technology will make it much easier for caretakers to care for elderly patients at home with the help…. [read more]


Economics of Healthcare Essay

… " (2010, p.10 In addition, "Not only are consumers less likely to discriminate on cost, but providers of healthcare services have greater incentive to provide medical treatments that are only marginally more effective at much higher cost. This is the opposite of how the price mechanism works in a free market, where consumers (who are paying out of their own pocket) search for the cheapest prices and providers work hard to provide services that are equally efficacious but less costly." (Boyapeti, 2010, p.1) Secondly, Licensure, which is the "practice of restricting entry into a market by forcing practitioners and providers to seek permission before doing so." (Boyapeti, 2010, p.1) A common misconception is that medical licensure provides consumers with protection however, holding a license provides…. [read more]


Health Care in the U.S Term Paper

… The Spanish System

The health care system in Spain is still reeling from the recent global recession. High unemployment rates are expected to continue, which places a strain on the ability to support the national health care system (OECD, 2011b). The ability of the national health care system in Spain to provide services depends on an inflow of taxes from the people. Anything that harms the economy also harms the national health care system. The same is true in the United States, only the impact is not as great, because the system is not entirely dependent upon government funds.

The national health care system and Spain is known as the SNS. It is operated by the National Ministry of Health and Social Policy. It is…. [read more]


Innovative Nursing Care Delivery Models Essay

… An initial orientation in the model is required, specifically designed to prepare staff to convey medical knowledge to laypersons.

Change is always difficult for any organization, but for a healthcare organization it can be particularly entrenched. Often, the focus is simply upon dispensing care rather than teaching others how to give care. Unfortunately, the result of this gap between the ability to convey understanding and knowledge can leave caregivers under-informed. The organizational model of change integration is one in which participants must be convinced of the need for and the value of the change (the unfreezing process); the change process itself; followed by the refreezing process whereby the change become a standard operating procedure of the organization (Kurt Lewin Change Model, 2013, Change Management Coach).…. [read more]


Affordable Care Act of 2010 Essay

… Although today Romney shies away from discussing that healthcare legislation -- he wants to appeal to the Tea Party and to conservatives by opposing Obama's plan, which is nearly identical to the one he got passed in Massachusetts -- the fact is the Massachusetts health plan -- passed by a Republican governor in cooperation with a Democratic state legislature -- is still in place in that state and it is very effective, according to objective news reports.

Gruber (National Tax Journal) reports that in fact there has been "…a dramatic expansion of health insurance coverage" in Massachusetts. One survey shows that there had been a "60% decline in the uninsured since 2006"; but in contrast, during that time the national population that was uninsured rose…. [read more]


Caring for the Old Essay

… an elderly's caregiving need will change in the course of their disease. There are several caregiver tasks which are done on as needed basis; while others need to be done on a daily basis. Because an individual with an acute illness has varying needs in the course of their illness the responsibilities of a caregiver also change. Depending on the different needs an elderly person who is under care, the responsibilities of a caregiver range from; administering medication, monitoring the symptoms of the illness, advocating for appropriate medical acre, providing them with transport to and from their appointments, treatments and tests, handling issues pertaining with insurance, participation in end-of-life care.in addition to reaching out to family members and the friends of the elderly person, the…. [read more]


Care Coordination Relating to Elderly Patients After Discharge From Emergency Room or Hospital Annotated Bibliography

… Care Coordination Relating to Elderly Patients With Congestive Heart Failure After Discharge From Emergency Room or Hospital Within 30 Days

A growing body of evidence supports the need for careful care coordination for elderly patients who suffer from congestive heart failure, diabetes, and/or hypertension for at least 30 days following their discharge from a hospital or emergency room. To determine the current best practices and guidance in this area, a summary of the relevant literature is provided below in an annotated bibliographic format, followed by a summary of the research and important findings in the conclusion.

Bisognano, M. & Boutwell, A. (2009). Improving transitions to reduce readmissions. Frontiers of Health Services Management, 25(3), 3-5.

Authors report that a growing body of research confirms the high…. [read more]


Population Groups Served This Services Grant Proposal

… H. Personnel Manager -- This position cost $21,000 $, but only 16,000 will be paid for by this Grant plus $4,000 in fringe benefits, this will be paid by the Grant.

I. Housekeeping -- The Four housekeeping positions cost $10,000 each plus $2,500 in fringe benefits, this will be paid by the Grant.

J. Maintenance- The Two positions cost $10,000 each plus fringe benefits of $2,500, this will be paid by the Grant.

K. The Fringe benefits are estimated at 25% these include: FICA, ESC, workers compensation Insurance, Health Insurance and 401(K)

Travel

$1,900 will be paid from the Primary Grant award

A. The Director will attend the annual Regional Conference hosted by DHSS. Air travel will cost $350, meals will cost $120 and $180…. [read more]


Caring for Aging Baby Boomers Essay

… Caring for Ageing Baby Boomers

There are a number of things that have surprised me about this report. The report avers that the economic burden associated with caring for the aging baby boomers by 2030 would not exceed the cost of raising them back in the 1960s (Knickman & Snell, 2002). I find this interesting because the cost of living has kept increasing over the years. The economy of the United States has also had to grapple with myriad gloom economic conditions over the years that finally culminated into the year 2008 economic slow down. The financial markets have severely been hit with attendant inflationary risks. I therefore find it over optimistic to say that economic burden of raising baby boomers back in the sixties…. [read more]


New Healthcare Challenges for a Divers and Growing Elderly Population Term Paper

… There were an estimated 3.3 million African-Americans over 65 in 2010, according to the Administration on Aging (AoA). By 2050, it is expected that the elderly population of African-Americans will account for about 11% of the 65-and-older population in the United States (AoA).

And although African-Americans are living longer, the majority of those over 65 years of age have had "at least one chronic health condition and many have multiple conditions" (AoA). The AoA provides a breakdown into the most frequent chronic conditions that afflicted older black people between the years 2005 and 2007.

Topping the list is hypertension, with 84% of elderly African-Americans reporting this medical problem. The following medical ailments are listed with percentages of black elderly people in parentheses: a) diagnosed arthritis…. [read more]


Future of Healthcare Essay

… The corridors should have windows for allowing daylight in and should be inclusive of clocks with the time of day displayed clearly. The light should be filtered so that the hallways are not shadowed so as to confuse someone with cataracts and other vision problems. As well the use of signs that are high in contrast and have a large font will also assist the elderly in finding their way around easily.

Emergency Department Design

The Emergency Department should also accommodate the elderly through having triage areas that are different from the usual triage areas. Instead of overhead lights that glare brightly and open waiting areas the smaller triage areas with walls that absorb sound and that are not as brightly lit are more comforting…. [read more]


Future of Health Care Term Paper

… The cost for this style of medical care delivery is very expensive. It is important currently and in the next fifteen years to develop a health care system that allows for the uninsured to receive care at costs that can be afforded and if not afforded then absorbed by the taxpayers. Over the next decade and a half it will become vital to promote and develop programs that allow for goods a services to be delivered even to those who are not insured (Kohler, 2001).

The St. Louis area is fraught with rising medical care costs. Those costs are forcing companies to either raise the employee premiums or stop offering insurance all together. In the future years to come there has to be a method…. [read more]


Comparison of Health Care Systems Between US and China Research Paper

… ¶ … Health Care System between the U.S. And China

Over the last several years, the issue of the quality of health care services has been increasingly brought to the forefront. Part of the reason for this, is because there has been a focus on how these shifts taking place in the population demographic (as a large number of people are becoming older). This will require the different health care systems around the globe, to make adjustments to these kinds of patients they will be serving and their needs. A good example of the overall severity of the problem can be seen by looking at a study that was conducted by the National Institute of Health. They found that there are currently 500 million people…. [read more]


Elderly in Monrovia, CA Term Paper

… This service organization contracts with over fifty other community agencies to deliver services that promote the well-being and independence of seniors (Sapp-Pradia, 2009).

Home delivered meals and nutrition programs

Home-based care and illness management

Alzheimer's Day Care

Health and Wellbeing classes and information

Integrated Care Management

Elder Care

The community is well poised to assist seniors in Monrovia with these and other services such as legal advice, health insurance, activities, and even ombudsman programs. Program help sheets, documents, and forms for enrollment are easily accessed at the Los Angeles County web page (www.lacounty.gov), or simply by calling the Senior Services Office. While there are gaps in service due to reliability of funding, the number of secondary agencies that assist in these programs are wide-range enough…. [read more]


Nursing Improving Nursing Care Requires a Consideration Term Paper

… Nursing

Improving nursing care requires a consideration of the basics which can improve outcomes for patients and nursing care staff. In the present organization, nursing care staff is required to provide care to elderly patients with dementia. Although this type of care requires consistent monitoring, a review of nursing practice in the organization also indicates that nursing practice requires considerable physical involvement with the patient. Because a majority of the patients are elderly, nursing staff are required to facilitate moving the patient, often requiring them to assist in basic activities such as helping the patient out of bed and providing assistance for walking and other daily activities.

With the realization that patients in the current care setting require so much assistance with physical mobility and…. [read more]


Strategic Management of a Healthcare Term Paper

… Author not available, 1997, Economic Report of the President. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. [accessed on 4/4/03]: http://www.umsl.edu/services/govdocs/erp/1997/chap3.htm

3.Author not available, 1996, Focus... Non-Elderly Missourians without Health Insurance, March 1996, Vol. 30, No. 1 [accessed on 4/4/03]: http://www.dhss.state.mo.us/MonthlyVitalStatistics/March96Vol30No1.html

4. Author not available, January 1999, Focus... Managed Care (MC+) in Medicaid Population, January 1999 Vol. 32, No. 11[accessed on 4/4/03] at http://www.dhss.state.mo.us/MonthlyVitalStatistics/Jan99Vol32No11.html

5. Author not available, 1994, Missouri Dept. Of Health, Missouri Vital Statistics. Jefferson City, MO: State Center for Health Statistics.

6. Author not available, June 1999, Focus... Missouri Hospital Patterns, June 1999, Vol. 33, No. 4, [accessed on4/4/03] at http://www.dhss.state.mo.us/MonthlyVitalStatistics/June99Vol33No4.html

7. Zhou, H, 2001, The Political Economy of Health Care Reforms, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Western Michigan University

8. Author not available,…. [read more]


Health Care Essay

… Address the proposition that health care quality is currently a national priority. Include one or more examples from health policy and/or current events to support your response.

Health care quality is indeed a national priority. In many instances, quality healthcare is a societal priority as lives are significantly impacted by it. To begin, due to the Affordable Care Act of 2010, the healthcare profession is undergoing a fundamental shift in regards to the patient experience. The U.S. health care system is now shifting the focus from acute and specialty care to that of primary care. This shift will alter the skills and qualifications needed to be successful on the job. Also, due primarily to that aging of the baby boomer generation, the need for primary…. [read more]


Standards of Care/Mental Health/Cultural Competence Essay

… Patients who utilize family interpreters or non-professional interpreters, for instance nurses, clerks, and technicians are the ones that would be less satisfied with their visitation (Furler, 2012).

Potential Solutions

Culturally competent assessment skills are vital to assist communication, to show reverence for cultural diversity, and to inquire culturally sensitive queries about practices and beliefs that need to be measured in the transport of health care. The more information a nurse has about a particular culture, the more precise and complete the cultural valuation will be. For instance, if nurses are not aware that a lot of Hispanics use traditional healers for example curandros, masjistas, sobodoes, y (j)erberos, and esperititas, they will not recognize how to ask exact and suitable questions about the person's use of…. [read more]


Universal Health Care System Term Paper

… Due to the fact of limitations of administrative data being used as the benchmark it is essential that the estimation of the size of the Medicaid undercount is to be made with caution. Irrespective of the fact of the correctness of the estimates they are not capable of indicating a corresponding error in the count of the uninsured due to the fact that the Medicaid enrollees not reporting about the Medicaid coverage may report on another type of coverage. (Nelson, 2003) study depicting similar conclusions that of the Medicaid administrative records in Minnesota reveals that a vast majority of Medicaid enrollees who did not report being covered under Medicaid reveals their coverage under another source of insurance. It has been estimated that about 2.9 million…. [read more]


Misconceptions and Confusion in Healthcare Essay

… The decimated cognitive abilities of those afflicted with serious illness or injury, as well as the limited mental acuity of elderly patients ravaged by the natural effects of aging, have converged to make modern end of life care a multifaceted process in which primary physicians, nurses, spouses and children all combine to come up with sensible solutions to life's most challenging circumstances. To prevent those tragic occasions when a patient is removed from life support against their own predetermined wishes, or conversely, when they are kept alive for years in a vegetative state, proper advance care planning is increasingly becoming a priority for the medical profession and patients alike. A consortium of leading medical minds, led by renowned respiratory physician Karen M. Detering, collaborated on…. [read more]


Health Care Disparities Race Related Research Paper

… Their health conditions as compared to that of white women are quite adverse. One of the examples of their unfavorable health conditions is the high maternal mortality rate. The maternal mortality rate is highest among western nations. African women die four times more during child birth as compared to white women. This is because the colored, especially those belonging to low income families, do not have an access to the facilities that are necessary to get positive birth outcomes.

Medical Errors:

The medical errors in United States health care system cause about 44 to 98 thousand deaths. In addition to that, these errors also incur a loss of dollar 25 billion each year. Unfortunately due to high racial discrepancies most of such disadvantages are tolerated…. [read more]


Elderly Diabetics Elderly Hispanic Essay

… 2. What are the symptoms of Diabetes?

Increase in blood sugar levels, rapid weight loss, vision impairment and skin problems. Cuts and bruises that takes longer to heal. Tingling and numbness in the fingers and toes.

3. How can we control Diabetes?

The first step in controlling diabetes is to consult with your physician and determine an appropriate treatment plan for the problem. A diet and exercise program is necessary to control the blood sugar issues. We can control our blood sugar by controlling our carbohydrate and sugar intake, since these two foods directly impact the level of sugar in the blood (WebMd, 2010).

4. Where can I get help with Diabetes?

You can get help by contacting you physician. Physicians can recommend education programs…. [read more]


U.S. and Norway Healthcare Systems Term Paper

… The Norwegian system of allocating scarce healthcare resources based on need results in long waits for services. Norway has a small private sector for those people that can pay afford to pay for healthcare to receive more immediate healthcare services. Both systems therefore have an inequality in the distribution of care.

Norway taxes its residents heavily for all public services and then decides what to spend on healthcare. In the U.S. The healthcare system is funded by through a combination of government and private insurance but the taxes paid by U.S. citizens is much lower than what Norwegians pay. Despite the differences in funding, the U.S. And Norway both face similar issues in their healthcare systems with the increase in life expectancies of their respective…. [read more]


Affordable Health Care Act Impact Thesis

… By law, persons who for religious or other reasons are unable to join these schemes are exempted. According to Scott (2013)

, it is this duty of individuals that makes universal coverage possible. Without this legal mandate, a large number of persons who are healthy would not see value in risk pooling and thus would not enroll for insurance coverage. Similarly, private health insurance would not eliminate discriminatory pricing that favor the healthy individuals. Private insurance providers cannot protect themselves from adverse selections since they have a duty to provide insurance to all individuals.

As suggested by Genevieve et al. (2012)

, the ACA is basically a three-legged stool that connects the broken ties between employers, private health insurers and individuals. The first stool leg…. [read more]


Health Care Drivers for Increased Medicaid Funding Research Paper

… Health Care Drivers for increased Medicaid funding: A study in the United States.

The Per capita health care spending has increased to about 2,814 in 1990 to more than $7,000 today. With such increased amounts, it is obvious that everyone in America would not be able to afford such so much. This led to the creation and the need for a program like Medicaid. Medicaid is basically a national health insurance program for people with low income. In the year 2000, about 42.7 million people received Medicaid. (Einhorn 25) This shows that Medicaid itself was a program that was a crucial factor in the medical necessities of a lot of people. The demand for health care is still expected to increase thus making an even…. [read more]


Obama Care Plan Health Term Paper

… According to Congressional Budget Office the plan will help reduce deficit by a startling $138 million over ten years (Health Care Reform, 2012). Although the statistics are subject to debate but the new plan ensures that costs are not distributed evenly but the plan actually helps in curbing the overspending crisis currently present in this particular industry. By cutting on the deficit our modern citizens can use money from bank at lower prices and bridging the deficit will help in improving the economic and employment status in the country.

Another extension of this argument is that Obama's plan helps curtail overpayment to insurers. In Bush's administration overpayment was of such nature that insurers were being subsidized for which the economy got nil benefits in return.…. [read more]


Business of Health Care Term Paper

… Coverage -- In a move to give health insurance coverage, additional people will generate a new trend of challenges. Failure to improve access means there would be still a problem in care delivery. Medicaid and Medicaid patients have demonstrated it challenging to find a physician or doctor. Having adequate health care providers to take care of new patients will be in short supply (Kolker, 2011). Besides the downside of the new provision, there is much opportunity.

Opinion of the ideal health care system

It must be noted that the GDP of the United States is higher than that of other nations; consequently, the United States' higher rate of healthcare expenditure is immense. Other numerous elements influencing health including social and cultural conditions, economic and social…. [read more]

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