Given the response provided to question two, indicate which option you would select and why based on the following scenario. You have 85 year old relative who has early stages of dementia. At the present time, your relative, as a waiver beneficiary is receiving 8 hour per day, five days per week home health aide services. Your relative also several chronic diseases (hypertension, COPD, diabetes, coronary artery disease) that require administration of multiple medications. Based on this scenario, I would choose adult day care.
The cost of nonadherence is estimated to cost the US healthcare system $100 to $300 billion a year (Phrma, 2015). This figures includes cost of hospitalization, premature death and nursing home admission. Adding an additional $2,000 to the annual per patient cost, 40% of the nursing homes admission has been associated with non-adherence (Phrma, 2015). Socioeconomic factors One’s socioeconomic levels can contribute to negatives outcomes related nonadherence.
I would like to commend Judy Levin for her work in advocating for LTC. Judy has been promoting LTC issues for at least 10 years. As an advocate she has been a quiet warrior, a good organizer, and an indomitable force for change. I became aware of Judy more than 10 years ago, while she was advocating in the DC Office of Aging. I did not see her for nearly 9 years, but heard her name mentioned frequently.
On March 15, 2016 at 4:34 am, I was notified by Elisha Smalls that she had discovered red spots on her arms and mid back and had an itch. The employee was instructed to leave the facility and see her physician as soon as possible and to follow-up regarding the visit. At 11:14am, the employee called back and stated she had chicken pox and was in contact a resident in ALF that had shingles. It was discovered that the employee di d work with the resident on 02/24/2016 and 02/25/2016.It was discovered on February 24, 2016; a resident in Assisted Living did exhibited signs and symptoms of possible shingles. The resident was seen by the Nurse Practitioner, Jody Eblen for a rash with pain, the resident was started treatment with antibiotics on
The reporting party (RP) resident Lucia Fields age 35 DOB: 6/25/81, stated she was admitted to the facility on 3/17/16 due to a vehicle accident which left her with 2 fractures in her back and 4 fractures in her pelvis. The injuries left the resident unable to walk and requiring assistance with her daily living activities. The resident stated she was left in her soiled be and had to administered her own medication. The resident requires a different assisted living facility which will provide the level of care necessary to meet the resident 's
White Paper Take the Intimidation out of Long Term Care Policies October 2015 Table of Contents Abstract 1 1. Why is Long Term Care Intimidating 1 2. Long Term Care Defined 1 2.1 Activities of Daily Living 1 2.2 Types of Long Term Care Services 2 3. Parts of a Long Term Care Policy 2 3.1 Application 2 3.2 Amendments 3 3.3 Face Page 3 3.4 Schedule Page 3 3.5 Definitions 3 3.6 Benefits 4 3.7 Limitations and Exclusions 4 3.8 Premiums 4 3.9 Claims 4 3.10 General Provisions 5 3.11 Policy Riders 5 4. In Summary 5 5.
California Supreme Court Clarifies Long Term Care Act’s Application to Release of Confidential Information The California Supreme Court has clarified the application of the Long-Term Care Act’s disclosure requirements in consideration of Welfare and Institutions Code section 5328’s general prohibition against the release of information contained in the course of providing treatment to mentally ill and developmentally disabled individuals. In State Dept. of Public Health v. Superior Court (2015) 60 Cal.4th 940, the Supreme Court considered the issue of whether the disclosure requirements of the Long-Term Care Act (LTCA) or Welfare and Institutions Code section 5328 applied where a public records request was made for health records. The case involved the Center for Investigative Reporting, a news organization investigating the treatment of mentally ill and developmentally disabled in state owned health care facilities, which issued a public records request to the Department of Public Health (DPH) for copies of all citations issued to the facilities it was investigating.
In 1987, the Nursing Home Reform Act was introduced and has started a great leap (post Medicare and Medicaid) into the realm of quality of care for the elderly. The main objective of this Act was to make sure that residents in nursing homes received the quality of care that would ultimately maintain or achieve their highest level of mental, social and physical well being. However, since it was introduced, it has been difficult to make a collective agreement on what is considered acceptable quality of life for someone who needs LTC.
Homework week six by : Mfrah Alanazi Date : 06-23-2016 Long-Term Care and Mental Health Services 1) More than three-fourths of the elderly needing assistance is cared for by family members, many of whom work outside the home. What implications does this have for employers?
With the increasingly aging population, more and more people require the services of long term nursing care for selves or elderly. When you hire the services of the nursing home, you expect the best possible care. In some cases, the person may require extra and special care if he/ she is suffering from complex medical conditions. These medical conditions include age related health issues, dementia, mobility issues or even heart conditions.