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End of Life Care
Regina Karleskind
English 122 English Composition
Week 5 Final
Matthew Cole
October 19, 2015
End of Life Care
As Baby Boomers are getting older, hospitals will need to have more medical professionals and more room. In 2012 half of all adults, out of 117,000 million people, had one or more chronic diseases. (CDC, 2015) 1(1) Hospitals need more workers to help care for those who are in or approaching end of life. Hospitals, as well as other care facilities, will have to provide more room to help care for them. With an increase of patients and not enough room, they will not be able to stay long in the hospital or other care facilities, for overcrowding. As soon as the patient is well enough to be taken off the critical list, they are discharged home to admit the next patient. “The financial outlook, therefore, suggests that it will be difficult, if not impossible, for hospitals to add beds or to increase staffing to care for the influx of sick patients. Offsetting the pressure somewhat may experiment with bundled payments, as well as penalties for avoidable readmissions, which are likely to pressure hospitals to reduce overall hospitalization rates.” (Litrak, E, Biscognano, M, 2011) 1(4) with this increase of patients it becomes hard for medical professionals to be there for all their patients all the time. So more people are being carried for at home. There are some people who have chronic diseases who sometimes die alone. There are many benefits of caring at home versus the hospital for a patient with chronic illness, disability or disease. The advantages are having more comfort, and peace for patients and their families, less costly for the patient and insurance, and higher quality care with fewer complications.
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