Health Care Segment Paper

Posted by admin on November 14, 2017 in Articles

Demographic Paper
Dorothy Young
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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