Taking care of the individuals that are getting older takes many different needs. Most of these needs cannot be given from the help of a family. This causes the need of having to put your love one into a home and causing for the worry of how they will be treated. It is important for the family and also the soon to be client to feel at home in their new environment. This has been an issue with the care being provided for each individual, which has lead to the need of making sure individuals have their own health care plan.
The high dispersion of diabetes, especially through the aging population, comes at a considerable economic cost. Health care expenses for individuals with diabetes are 2.3 times greater than expenses for those without diabetes, and diabetes complications account for a significant amount of those cost.
Diabetes affects nearly 10% of the total population and national cost of more than $200 billion each year in the United States (Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, 2017). Before the patient protection and affordable care act (PPACA), many low-income diabetes patients had no or very limited access of health insurance coverage due to financial disadvantage. PPACA Title II-Role of public programs expanded Medicaid coverage to individuals under 133% of the federal poverty level (Obamacarefacts.com, 2013). Nurses directly interact with low-income diabetes patients to guide, advocate, educate and navigate the complex healthcare system to deliver the best evidenced care (Marquis &
I have identified the aging population (greater than 55 years of age) in Chatham/Kent, Ontario (in a community I am familiar and work within); a population on the rise and with minimal government and Ministry of Health support that enables seniors to maintain quality of life,
Costs incurred in the management of diabetes can be categorized as either direct or indirect, direct being the costs incurred in the management of the disease through medication, laboratory tests, physician and nursing care. Indirect cost, on the other hand, includes the cost of incurring a loss of productive individuals since the disease is associated with high mortality and morbidity. Over time the cost of management of diabetes has been rising with the increasing number of new cases of the disease. The cost of care for instance in 1980 ranged between 14 and 20 billion dollars. However, in 2002 the cost had increased to $132 billion, while the cost of managing the disease in the year 2007 was estimated at $174 billion in the United States
In the fiscal year 2010, (O’Shaughnessy, 2012) only about 5.1%, or 3 million people, out of the 57.8 million people age sixty and over, received services funded by the Act. These services included home delivered meals, home care, personal care, or case management services on a regular or intensive basis. About 14%, 8 million people, received other services, such as transportation, congregate meals, or information and assistance on a not so regular basis. A report was made by the Government Accountability Office stating that their findings were that many older people are in need of meals and other supportive services to help remain independent in their own communities, but a large portion of them are not getting the help they are in need of. Some barriers causing this lack of help are lack of funding and lack of knowledge among the older Americans that they may be eligible for benefits and services can be available for them.
Provide scholarships to local students to train in eldercare and/or technology; build eldercare into high school and college curricula and county health department programs
Mrs. Jones, like many older adults, is on a fixed income, has Medicare for health coverage, but lacks prescription drug coverage. She was recently prescribed a new medication by her physician, which she cannot afford. As Mrs. Jones nurse, it is my responsibility to advocate for her by providing education and sharing information on the multiple different avenues available to decrease the cost of the medication prescribed. I will identify three strategies in which I can help Mrs. Jones afford her medication. First, I will provide education on her insurance plan and explain Medicare Drug Plans and their enrollment process. Secondly, I will identify a financial assistance program which she might qualify for. Finally, I will identify different ways to lower the cost of the medication such as coupons, drug discount cards, switching to a generic medication, and store programs ("Prescription Drug," 2014). All of these options are a solution to Mrs. Jones problem. In the meantime, it may be beneficial to obtain free samples from the physician 's office if possible, but this only makes sense if there is a strong likelihood that she will eventually be able to afford the new medication.
Matthews Free Medical Clinic is a non-profit organization that provides free healthcare to low income, uninsured patients of Matthews, NC and surrounding areas including Mecklenburg and Union county in North Carolina. The clinic primarily operates by volunteers providing acute and chronic primary care, education, and specialty services to established patients. The clinic has a staff of five and 24 medical provider volunteers. Some of their services include primary care, chronic disease care, gynecological, orthopedics, pharmacy, physical therapy, chiropractic, behavior health, lab work, flu shots, dental bus, acupuncture, diabetes education, and cardiology.
Chief administrative officers (CAO) is in charge of nearly every aspect of a company, typically only answering to the chief executive officer and the CAOs are employed in a wide array of industries and have many functions depending on the size and scope of their company (Amico, 1999-2013). He or she will handle the hiring and training of the top-level employees and managers. The CAO will make sure the employees work as a team. A chief administrative officer will need to understandthe company 's policies and overall mission. He or she will need to give the employees job descriptions that is best suited for that employee. According to Amico (1999-2013), ?He must delegate, organize and come up with new ideas to help the company 's bottom line anda chief administrative officer must have strong verbal and written communication skills? (para, 2-3). In this paper, the problem will be stated. Issues and how to solve the health needs of an African country will be discussed. Integrating Fund Accounting, Financial controls, and Control and Management of Public Expenditures will be discussed. Explanation on government financial reporting requirements and applying budgets as disciplinary footsteps and remarks will be elaborated. The Analysis of financial statements
Experience working in the field of health care lends insight to the growing needs of the older adult population, and the barriers which impede our capacity to meet them. As the Baby Boomer age is approaching older adulthood, the rise for financial,
will be available sooner for those suffering with AIDS, which will result in more saved lives. The outcome of such treatment has helped to lower the prevalence of HIV in Haiti from 6.2% in 1993, to 2.2% by 2012.8
Good health is a significantly valued characteristic of life. However, good health means different things to different people; it is difficult to define. In general, Americans have similar goals for their health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Good health is the capacity to undertake physical effort, to live within one's own potential and carry out tasks with strength and alertness, leaving enough energy for unforeseen emergencies.” For those individuals who are not in good health, it is the healthcare provider’s job to get them back to that point. The elderly tend to require more health services to maintain good health, however, good coverage was not always attainable. In the 1960's, many older Americans found
The most critical group of people is represented by adults aged 18-64. They are less likely to be covered by Medicaid; most of the covered are represented by pregnant women, children, people with disabilities and the elderly (Swartz, 2009). These groups need to be sure that they can address the clinic without fear to be asked to leave.
The American population is getting older which presents us with many challenges but also present us with potential opportunities. With the length of life and quantity and fraction of older persons rise in most industrialized and many evolving nations, a crucial question is whether this population will be accompanied by continued or better-quality health, an improving quality of life, and adequate social and cost-effective resources. This answer lies in the ability of peoples and societies, as well as modern social, governmental, financial, and health service delivery systems, to provide optimum assistance to older persons.