January 5, 2016Demographic Paper
Throughout the United States there are several patients requiring long-term care. The elderly that has lost use of most of their senses are the main ones that require long-term care that will help them continue to live longer and healthier lives. Long-term care is required when the patient needs someone else to help them with their physical or emotional needs over a period of time. Many activities that require help would be things such as; walking, bathing, dressing, using the restroom, answering the phone, scheduling doctor appointments, being transported from one place to the next, and paying bills. The need for long-term care comes from the patient having some type of disability, a serious illness, or maybe even an injury that has caused them to need assistance. Some patients require long-term care for only weeks, a couple of months, or maybe even for the rest of their life. Temporary long-term care would be qualified if the patient is trying to recover from there sickness, trying to recover form a major surgery, have a terminal medical condition that is critical, recovering from some type of incident they had, or maybe the patient has to re-coop from being in a hospital for a long period of time so they require rehabilitation. Ongoing long-term care that most patients require come from ongoing assistance with daily living, the need for supervision at all times, a permanent disability, a chronic disease, dementia, and also severe pain that is continuous. Patient long-term care may be provided if they are in a nursing home, hospice facility, in an assisted living facility, or in the home of a family member that needs the help to fully take care of their loved one. According to the (U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services) 70% of people turning age 65 can expect to use some form of long-term care during their life.
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