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Missouri Long Term Care Research Paper

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"Are the old real human beings? Judging by the way our society treats them, the question is open to doubt. Since it denies them what they conceive the necessary minimum, and since it deliberately condemns them to the utmost poverty, to the slums, to ill health, loneliness and despair, it affirms that they hold neither the same needs nor the same rights as other members of the community. In order to soothe its conscience, our society's ideologists have invented a certain number of myths - myths that contradict one another, by the way - which induce those in the prime of life to see the aged not as fellow beings but as another kind of being altogether" (Perrin, & Polowy 2008). When a person requires someone else to help him with his physical or emotional needs over an extended period of time, this is long-term care. This service may be postulated for many of the actions or needs that healthy, active people take for granted and may include such things as; but not restricted to:  Walking  Bathing  Dressing  Using the bathroom  Helping with incontinence  Managing Pain  Preventing …show more content…

A social worker in a long-term care facility helps the person who is entering a facility to make the transition from a previous living environment to life in an institutional setting while meeting the social/emotional comfort needs of that resident. Once the resident is established, the social worker assures the resident's continuing needs are met and that the person is given the opportunity to participate in planning for continued care in the facility, transfer, or discharge back into the community. Although the resident is the main focus, it should be mentioned that much of the social worker’s time may be spent working with the

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