Today’s healthcare system has evolved so that the insured has many options to select from when they determine that Long Term Care may be necessary. Long Term Care services range from care in facilities to informal care in a home. There are facilities that provide comprehensive services. The insured can start off receiving home health care. Then if home conditions change they can move into the facility’s assisted living area.
If the older person is feeling happy with their provided care then their overall hospital experience would be a lot better and much more satisfying to them. By being friendly to them, whether they are nervous and stressed about being in the hospital or not, the health care will help the older adult feel more at ease. With hospital older people there is a possibility that they are suffering with a dementia and may be very confused. Therefore it is imperative that their care caters for their confusion by helping them to understand and keeping them safe from harm. The simple things like smiling and being friendly to them will help them hugely by being the friendly face to look for in times of need.
SECONDARY CARE Secondary care focuses on preventing complication of disease conditions. It has traditionally been the province of hospitals; however, other agencies now increasingly provide this level of service. Secondary care centers of the future will focus on treatment of temporal dysfunctions that require hospitalizations but not highly skilled services and high-risks interventions, the evaluation of long term illness that requires hospitalizations to determine any needed change in treatment, and the provision of counselling and therapy that can be provided in a primary care center. Agencies that provide secondary care include hospitals, home health agencies and ambulatory care centers. Hospitals traditionally have provided restorative
Asian vs. Western Parents Mothers from most ways of life want to protect and raise their offspring. However, many cultures have very distinctive ways of bringing up their young. Some lifestyles believe that being strict on the child is the best way for them. In other parts of the world, they suspect the child should be cared for and be rewarded for all the positive characteristics they have developed. Generally, Asians are stereotyped as mean and strict.
A recent study found that 40% of daycare centers for infants and toddlers gave less than the minimal standard of care. Problems ranged from safety hazards to indifferent caregivers to a lack of toys. According to www.todaysparents.com, if a caregiver spoons food from one bowl into the mouths of half a dozen toddlers lined up in high chairs, as it has been known to happen, not only is the health of the children at risk but they are not receiving the kind of attention that promotes healthy brain development. The challenge for the states is to regulate and subsidize child care in a way as to increase the likelihood of good outcomes for. Bad daycares can harm the development of a
3. Do you know that according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), there are over 138,000 homeless children under the age of 18 in the United States of America? Many of them are unaccompanied as well. 4. As per the National Centre for Homeless Education, in public schools itself, there are over one million homeless children in America who have been forced to share accommodation with
“The Age of Dignity” is written by Al-Jen Poo, who is a director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and co-director of the Caring across Generations campaign. The author discusses challenges faced by the elderly in society due to lack of supporting culture. She mentions, “By 2035, 11.5 million Americans will be over the age of eighty-five, more than double today’s 5 million, living longer than ever before.” It is necessary to value the care of old people so that people can age with dignity and security. To support the care of older adults, a culture needs to be built where elderly are respected in the society. The author provides various solutions to transform elderly care such as long-term care insurance and financial incentives to care providers.
In 2014, there were 283.2 million people living in the United States with 89.6% having some sort of health insurance coverage; 66% of workers covered by a private health insurance plan. Among the 115.4 million people who were insured, 36.5% of the population received coverage through the U.S. government by Medicare, Medicaid, or the VA. In 2014 alone there were 32.9 million people with no sort of health insurance (DPE, 2016). In the span of 16 years from 1997 to 2013, the United States doubled the amount of money spent per person on health care, about $8,713 or 16.4 percent of its Gross Domestic Product. The second highest was the Netherlands at 11.1 percent and average is 8.9 percent.
In Native American cultures women play a vital role, because of their ability to have, raise, and instruct children on how to survive in the world. Women are often associated with the earth because they both produce life and that is why many Native American cultures say “Mother Earth.” Motherhood in Native American cultures isn’t the sole responsibility for an individual. Rather all women within the community, not just the biological mother, care and raise the children so that they survive long enough to reproduce and sustain the life of the culture. Native women, due to a violent history of rape and prostitution have learned to accept all children they create into their culture and raise them in the same aspect of children not born through assault. This acceptance shows how the practice of motherhood in native cultures extends beyond ethnical boundaries.