The Joint Commission (2012) defines risk management in healthcare as “the clinical and administrative acts undertaken to identify and evaluate the risk of injury to staff, patients and visitors and the risk to loss of the organization itself”. Studies have shown that the litigation against nursing homes is on the rise; thus making risk management very important in day to day care. Malpractice insurance premiums for nursing homes are also on the rise; this contributes to bankruptcy and forces many facilities to operate without malpractice coverage (Weinburg M.D & Levine, 2008). This threatens quality of care and access to healthcare for ill elderly people that need round the clock care. Effective risk management in a nursing home requires one to accurately
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They may have significant emotional losses, such as that of a spouse or home or other drastic changes that affect and change their previous lives and views of self. This paper will discuss the population demographics for the elderly people. In addition it will explain why the elderly population is classified as vulnerable, the challenges on the elderly population, the impact of the elderly population on the health care system, analysis of how stakeholders in various sectors of the American health care system are affected by the elderly population and description of how the health care system can best serve the elderly population. According to the United States Census Bureau, in today century, the rate of growth of the elderly population (persons 65 years old and over) has greatly exceeded the growth rate of the population of the country as a whole. The elderly increased by a factor of 11, from 3 million in 1900 to 33 million in 1994.
Upon growing older there many choices to be made and one of the most difficult is having to place the elder person in a nursing home when he/she is no longer capable of being independent. In the White American culture, nursing homes seems to be the popular choice to place their loved ones. This paper will discuss the demographics of the elderly with Alzheimer's disease and how the White American culture in America responds to the elderly with this disorder in the nursing facility, the writer’s personal awareness and attitudes prior to discovering information about the population and reflection after research was done about the population. Demographics of Elderly with Alzheimer’s disease It is not a normal part of the aging process when an elderly suffers from dementia; this is however, caused by an underlying condition. Dementia is severe loss of social and intellectual ability that interferes with their activities of daily living.
Music Therapy in Dementia Care for Residents Marie Reyes College of Central Florida Dementia is a group of symptoms affecting memory, thinking, and social abilities that interfere with daily functioning. It is severe and increasingly prevalent problem affecting the cognitive functioning in older adults (Wilkinson, 2011). It is permanent and irreversible, making it not only problematic for people with dementia but also causes immeasurable emotional distress to their families. The most common form of dementia is the Alzheimer’s disease, a terminal, progressive cognitive decline that affects 5.3 million Americans and is seventh leading cause of death in the United States. The direct and indirect costs of dementia to federal (e.g.
Caregiver Role Strain Adult Development and Aging Caregiver Role Strain Due to the "graying of America" and the increasing cost of nursing homes or other supervised setting, the issue of caregiving for adult family members is becoming a serious concern (Hoyer & Roodin, 2009). Although it is the individual who experiences a disability or illness, it is the family who in most cases must bear the primary care giving responsibilities (Young & Kahana, 1989). A complex situation is created for every family member that can be affected negatively or positively by a chronic illness. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and the American Association of Retired Persons it is estimated that 70 to 80 percent of all the in-home care for older people with chronic impairments is provided by families (National Alliance for Caregiving). Family Relationships in Caregiving For the elderly population that is married, the spouse is the first line of support for the cargiving roles.
K101 An introduction to health and social care, October 2009 Copyright © 2009 The Open University eTMA 04 Assignment Template Name: Myriam Lee PI number: Part A: Essay Option Number: 1 Title: Involving residents is a feature of the New Deal for Communities approach. Discuss the advantages and the challenges of involving local people in the running of community health projects. Where and how we live can greatly impact on our opportunities in life. People living in deprived areas have their quality of life severely restricted by 'postcode poverty' which comprises a host of limiting factors such as poor job prospects, high crime levels, educational under-achievement, poor housing and poor health. In 2001, the government produced a new strategic action plan called 'A New Commitment to Neighbourhood Renewal ' to tackle the root problems of declining neighbourhoods by using partnerships between each localities' major players from the public, private, community and voluntary sectors to work together for the benefit of the whole community (Communities website).Good Under the umbrella of the Neighbourhood Renewal policy, the ten-year New Deal for Communities programme was created as central to the government's goal of improving 39 of the most deprived neighbourhoods in the country.
Dementia: According to the Alzheimer society of Ireland, Dementia is a term used to describe a number of conditions that can cause damage to the brain cells, such as confusion, memory loss and the ability to do day to day activities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. There are also different types of dementia, vascular dementia, Lewy bodies dementia and frontotemporal dementia and Picks disease. There is no cure for dementia; there are medications that can slow down the progression of certain types of dementia. (HSE website) The physiological and psychological changes that occur for the older person with Dementia The physical changes that occur in the older person with dementia are the same as those without.