What is long-term care? Long-term care is a variety of services that includes medical and non-medical care to people who have a chronic illness or disability. Long-term care is defined as a variety of services that includes medical and non-nonmedical care to people who have a chronic illness or disability. Long-term care helps meet health or personal needs. Most long-term care is to assist people with support services such as activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, eating, and using the bathroom.
The Health Care Delivery System has many continuums of care components. One of those components is long-term Care. Long-term Care (LTC) is classified as the need for constant care over a period of at least 90 days for a variety of severe and lingering conditions. When individuals lose the capacity to care for themselves from injury and chronic illness conditions, LTC is a service provided for those individuals. LTC services assist individuals with basic activities and routines of daily living and may also include skilled therapeutic care for treatment and management of these conditions (Barton, 2007).
The long-term care facilities in my community assist patients who have illnesses that they were born with or that have occurred over time and they also care for patients who are disabled. I was aware of all of the populations that are evident within my local community. Conclusion Throughout this paper we have discussed what long-term care is and the populations that it serves. We have also covered current events that are relevant to long-term care and how it provides increased awareness in long-term care. I have learned quite a bit more about long-term care after reading this week's readings and it has changed my view on long-term care.
Sociological Aspects of Later Adulthood In today’s society there are many ways in which you can deal with the elder in our society those that are proven to be incapable of helping and looking after themselves. The elder population has grown a lot, in the past many elderly persons where left alone and abandoned due to numerous reasons some of which where the momentary expense, lack of space and some mere basic reasons. Even in today’s generation persons once they have reach a certain age they are urge to retire and go home when most of these persons are not yet ready to just retire and sit down doing nothing. This however leave the elderly person with no income, no social life and in some cases their self esteem, power and status has being lost in the process. In our world today there is lack of opportunities for the elderly person to take part in; there are not enough facilities to cater to each person’s need, and in capabilities in that the elderly persons that are not gainfully employed cannot afford a house are to maintain him or herself on their own without the aid from the government agencies one out of every ten elderly person is now living in deep poverty.
Balancing family and work life Crystal SOC 402 Eboni Hill June 25, 2012 Balancing family and work life Over the past few decades, the things have changed when it comes to work life and family life. Years ago men were the providers while women stayed home to tend to the children and the household. Due to the recent recession as well as the divorce rate, a lot of women now have to take on the role as provider, plus find the time to take care of the household. Not only is it women, but men as well. This day and age, balancing family and work life an affect a person’s work environment.
As I read the entries from my reflective journal, I could see how my focus shifted from assisting patient with his basic needs at the beginning of the nursing school to more comprehensive nursing care today. My years of experience in education and later in quality control, influenced values that have translated well into the nursing field. First and foremost are work and client safety. The quality of service, attention to detail, and
ADLs are any activity performed on a daily basis for self-care, such as bathing and dressing, and are frequently referred to as a measure of the functional status of an individual (The Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care, 2010). Therapy Services in Nursing Facilities Therapy services in nursing facilities serve a critical role in helping individuals achieve and maintain maximum physical and functional well-being. Nursing facilities have evolved over the past twenty years to serve an increasingly acute, clinically complex, and rehabilitation- intensive population. Today, over half of all Medicare beneﬁciaries requiring care following a hospital admission are treated in nursing facilities (The Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care, 2010). This article will discuss how physical therapy and occupational therapy promote positive outcomes in patients in nursing facilities.
A residential setting is a safe and stable place where people live and get services and support, ranging from on call assistance to around the clock care. There are two different types of registration for care homes, one is a care home simply registered as a care home providing personal care. In this case the care home will provide personal care to its residents like washing, taking residents to the toilet and giving medication. The other registration is a care home registered as a care home providing nursing, here the care home will provide personal care and have a qualified nurse on duty twenty four hours a day to carry out nursing tasks. There are other alternatives to residential settings, an individual may decide to be in sheltered housing or extra care housing scheme.
Another caring knowledge I have is caring for elderly; I have this knowledge again from personal experience. I have helped out caring for my late nan nan, my Mum was her full time career and I helped out a lot, I have seen my Mum care for a number of elderly people, I have been in a Care home setting and experienced the environment. Another knowledge I have is Hairdressing, I have this knowledge from personal experience, also information. I have been brought up in a Hairdressing family. I also have a Hair Dressing Diploma which I study at school and college, I also had a Saturday job which I gained experience in working in the Hair industry.
Other patients are only admitted to a hospital or hospice for a brief stay. This service offers: * Relief from pain and other upsetting symptoms. * A short break (respite) for family or friends who are caring for the patient at home. The are special programs to help patients who want to be looked after at home. They are known as community-based programs and they provide: * Medical support * Nursing care (usually available 24 hours a day) * Equipment loan * Counselling and bereavement services.