Future of Skilled Nursing Facilities: Medical Model vs. Social Model

4855 Words Jan 11th, 2011 20 Pages
Introduction: While being employed in Corporate America for over 20 years and in the United States Air Force for over 10 years has been extremely valuable experience, I don’t feel like I’m fulfilling my purpose in life. After losing my grandmother 2.5 years ago, it finally dawned on me what my purpose is, and that is to care for our aging population. I am one of 65 grandchildren. My grandmother and I always had a special bond. She raised me for a big part of my childhood, and was more of a mother-figure to me.
My grandmother resided with one of my aunts for the last 15 years of her life. As her health started to fail her, she became more and more dependent. My grandmother was always a very independent woman and the rock of our
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This has happened in part because many kinds of jobs now require higher skill levels, but other factors were also important.
New production methods require workers to frequently and rapidly change what they do on the job. Other industrialized countries have also experienced rising disproportion between high and low-income families, but wages of low-income workers have not actually fallen in real terms in those countries as they have in the U.S. (Simms, Fortuny, and Henderson).

Several other factors help explain why the position of low-income workers has fallen more in the U.S. than in other industrialized nations. The increase of college graduates has slowed in the U.S. but not in other nations (encarta.msn.com). The U.S. immigration policies have been loose in terms of the job-market requirements compared to immigration policies in many other countries have been (Woods). Also, government assistance programs for low-income families are usually not as generous in the United States as they are in other industrialized nations.
Changes in the make-up of the U.S. population are likely to cause continued growth income disparity. The U.S. population is growing most rapidly among the groups that are most likely to have low incomes and experience some form of discrimination. Children in these groups are less likely to attend college or to receive other educational
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