Topic Outline Rheumatoid Arthritis: It’s Effects in the Lives of the Selected Elderly Citizens in Tinago, Dumaguete City Thesis: Although many elderly people spend a lot of time and money to alleviate the rheumatic pain and yet, still fail and suffer more from the painful effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis at ages 50 and above, the researchers still believe that it can be prevented through proper diet, regular exercise and habitual intake of vitamins that strengthen the joints. Introduction I. Problems brought by Rheumatoid Arthritis among Elderly People A. Time B. Money C. Food II.
Social isolation is a huge public health issue for the aging population. Social isolation is the cause for nearly half of mortality in United States. According to the United States Census Bureau the population of adults 65 and older is going to increase by about twice the amount by year 2040 (Nicholson & Shellman, 2013). Social isolation has a huge effect on an older person’s wellbeing both physically and mentally. Someone who is experiencing social isolation is not likely participating in social activities or work.
Living Old in America In American today, those over 85 are now the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. Medical advances allowed the number of Americans to live longer with healthier lives but comorbidities for others. In the past two decades, patients died from viruses, influenza and pneumonia. Today, advancement in healthcare has created a new development. Now that vaccines, procedures and medicine are available for all these diseases that once took the lives of the young and old population, the American people are living longer with a new challenge.
For a majority of enrollees with lower incomes, the federal subsidies make the premiums more affordable. For those even closer to the poverty line, they can receive additional subsidies that reduce the deductibles even more. But for many middle class families that earn an average income of $97,000 for a family of four, the health coverage premiums and deductibles have sky-rocketed (Luhby). This is causing a huge amount of Americans opting to stay uninsured, rather than spend thousands a year. According to a Kaiser study, 46% of uninsured adults tried to get coverage but did not because it was too expensive (Luhby, 2017).
Chapter 2 DISCUSSION 1) What is Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s disease according to Parkinson’s disease foundation (PDF) is a chronic and progressive movement disorder meaning the symptoms worsen overtime and nearly one million people living with Parkinson 's disease lives in U.S,. The cause is unknown, and although there is presently no cure, treatment to manage its symptoms, through surgery and medications are advised. The disease is known not to be lethal rather it is known to affect a person’s life time movement to the point of malfunction of the whole system that limits them to move as they please. Proven that this disease cause cannot be traced or the reason behind the existence of this disease is unknown, it can be said that Parkinson’s
If there were any further effects, since they had no right to compensate further it may people would have difficulty going on with their lives with all the hospital bills, general home bills, and added debit. Premier John Brumby staid that the asbestos illness needed a “different legal approach” and that the new laws were appropriate. Now that additional claims are allowed it was expected to cost over $85 million over the period of 20-40 years. The new laws are expected to help over 50 people a
Unfortunately some people think marriage is the sole solution to loneliness. Statistics show that the number of divorces in the United States has been slowly climbing annually since 2000 (Briscoe). The divorce rate is now sitting at a hefty 50% (True Love - Does Society Create Too Much Pressure to Find It). Age also acts as a factor in divorce. People who get married after reaching 18 are 24% less likely to get divorced (Stanton).
It can be quite prevailing for individuals to have financial problems towards health coverage. Based on the Health Affairs reference, “In the last decade, health insurance premiums costs have increased by 80%... whereas 58% of Americans report they are not able to seek medical attention due to high costs” (Gary Claxton, Matthew Rae, and Nirmita Panchal, et al). Statistics also present many factors exhibiting millions of individuals facing the risk of losing their insurance. Above all, health insurance is a basic health necessity. Medical services being available to everyone will benefit the public health not only with quality, but along with quantity.
Worldwide, it is estimated that one boy in every 5,000 will be born with haemophilia A and one boy in every 30,000 will be born with haemophilia B. There is no cure for haemophilia. However, with treatment a person with the condition can usually enjoy a good quality of life. In recent decades genetically engineered clotting factor medications have been developed to prevent and treat prolonged bleeding. These medications are given as an injection, the timing of which depends on how severe the condition is.
The future of advanced practice registered nurses is in their ability to fill the gaps in health care delivery. A major gap is in the shortage of primary care providers. This shortage has partially been created by the rising number of individuals over 65 years of age due to the aging of the 'Baby Boomer' generation. In the next two decades the number of adults over 65 will increase by 45% and the number of people over 100 will be seven times higher (Centre for Diet and Activity Research, 2013). The impact of this phenomenon is felt throughout the medical field.
Valerie Benavidez Professor Stewart ENC 1101 15 November 2015 The Healthcare Crisis in the States Today, many Americans struggle to obtain minimum, let alone full healthcare coverage. The cost of healthcare has sky rocketed over the years and has become less affordable for thousands of people across the U.S. The number of uninsured Americans is at an all-time high. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes perfect sense, economically, because it eases rising costs, has been more successful at previous attempts of reform, and provides a better healthcare system overall, compared to the initial medical care system we use today. There are many factors that led up to the reasons why healthcare costs have risen so rapidly, but one of the main reasons
Although there has been a decline in the number of homeless Veterans since this announcement, the current glide path suggests they will miss the goal unless services are expanded and more success is achieved. In fact, in 2012, VA served more than 240,000 Veterans who were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless—21 percent more than the year before. These numbers suggest the VA is becoming more effective and is serving more of the demographic in need, but it also paints an unacceptable picture of nearly a quarter million Veterans who were faced with life on the streets that year. More disturbing than this is the fact the percentage of homeless female Veterans with children increases each year, despite current VA
As the patient ages they become more susceptible to infection. The geriatric population has defective host defenses that compromise their ability to ward off infectious agents; factors influencing immunocompetences including chronic diseases, medications, malnutrition, functional impairments.” Changes in the aging body including thinning of the skin, enlarge prostate, decreased cough reflux and dysphagia may also increase their risk of infection. (STRAUSBAUGH). The frequency of these infections is unsafe. Of the staggering numbers of 700,000 to 1.7 million people who contract a HAI during their hospital stay, more than 50% are preventable.