This fact has helped increase the demand for Visiting Nurses all across the country. Visiting Nurses are those that go to the homes of sick people who are in need of medical attention. They are needed to help patients to get back on their feet faster than staying in the hospital where their movements are restricted. With the increases in the cost of medical bills, patients are no longer staying in the hospital for longer periods. Also there has been an increase in same day surgery where the patient goes back home following surgery.
The Elderly Population By: Michele Combs NSG 440 July 12, 2010 The Elderly Population During the past few decades, society and government have placed a great deal of concern and attention on the aging population. People over the age of 65 account for approximately 15 percent of the general population. During the next two decades, these numbers are expected to increase dramatically. Some predictions state that more than 70 million American citizens will be considered elderly by 2030. The elderly population is a group of citizens that require a great deal of medical and social assistance and protection.
Barriers –A Nursing Home Case Study Of all the population groups that qualify as venerable, one of the most important are the elderly. As yesterday’s generation they are naturally advanced in age and long past their prime. Many have had decades of meaningful productivity behind them. In their current state however, they are usually fragile and infirmed and demand constant care, medication and attention. A good number of them end up in health facilities and nursing homes.
Chronic Kidney Disease and the Aging Population As today’s population ages we have seen an increase in the elderly living at home and taking advantage of many community resources. One of those resources is community centers for the elderly where senior citizens can go for their social needs. “The older American adult population is expected to more than double by the year 2050, with the largest growth spurt taking place between 2010 and 2030 when the baby boom generation enters the 'golden years' (Gallagher, et. al, 2009).” Today’s seniors are living longer and have an increased need for social interaction and education about their healthcare. Community centers give seniors the opportunity to interact with others in age appropriate activities and learn about opportunities to assist them with healthcare related questions and needs.
GERIATRIC NEEDS ASSESSMENT OF EMERGENCY NURSES XXXX XXXXXX For CCC GGGGG BSN May 23, 2011 The Emergency Department (ED) is the entry point into the health care system for many people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported increasing ED visits with the greatest increase being among individuals 65 years of age and older. If the trend continues, ED visits in the United States for the geriatric population could reach as many as 11.7 million visits by 2013 (Roberts, McKay & Shaffer, 2007, p. 769-74). Up to 27% of older adults discharged home from the ED experience revisit, hospitalization, or death within three months after discharge (Hwang & Morrison, 2007, p. 873-876). Also a survey conducted of older patients discharged from an inner-city ED revealed that most believed that ED staff were not attentive to their questions or needs (Nerney, Chin, Jin, Karrison, Walter, Miliken, Miller, Hayley & Friedmann, 2001, p. 140-145).
The entire world is aging and as you grow into a mature adult the chances of you experiencing a serious chronic illness is very high. Elderly people have an increased chance of living with the effects of a serious illness toward the end of their lives. Meeting their needs can pose as a public health challenge. Improved palliative care practices are needed to help with planning and supporting care oriented services that are the most effective and appropriate to meet the health care needs of the elderly. Long term care includes a wide range of social, supportive, personal, medical, and specialized housing services needed for individuals who are struggling with self-care due to a chronic illness or a condition that has caused them to become disabled.
As a hospice worker, it is not only necessary to support the patient’s wishes but work with their caregivers to accept the wishes and help carry them out. The conversation should center on palliative care, emotional support, organ donation, and expectations for death. For these conversations to be beneficial to all parties, the hospice staff need to build a relationship with the patient and caregivers (Holdsworth, 2011). Hospice has experienced a growth spurt over the past ten years. The core of hospice care philosophy is family focused.
The Human Resources (HR) departments has been influenced by the FMLA as there has been more request for this leave with the past five years compared to 15 years ago. One reason why is because employees’ are getting older and having serious health conditions as well as parents of employees
Americans are living longer, and thus the number of older Americans is the most rapidly expanding segment of the population. Therefore, whenever nurses work with an adult population, they are likely to encounter a majority of elderly patients. In medicine, a prosthesis, prosthetic, or prosthetic limb (from Ancient Greek prósthesis, "addition, application, attachment) is a device that replaces a missing body part. It is part of the field of biomechatronics, the science of using mechanical devices with human muscle, skeleton, and nervous systems to assist or enhance motor control lost by trauma, disease, or defect. Prostheses are typically used to replace parts lost by injury (traumatic) or missing from birth (congenital) or to supplement defective body parts.
Exploring the importance of standard of care for people with dementia, concerning about staffs training. Abstract:- Dementia is one of the common health issues in UK, as it has a very big impact on people’s lives. According to NHS (2012) there are approximately 800,000 people living with dementia with the estimation of increasing double in the next 30 years. The aim of this study is to explore the importance of the standard of care received by the patient with dementia in medical care setting in hospital, regarding the training of the staffs caring for dementia patients. The researcher aims to accomplish quantitative study in order to develop theories or hypotheses pertaining to phenomena, it only takes into account the quantifiable aspects of phenomenon (Polit and Beck 2010).For the research, 100 nurses are working in an acute care setting and will be selected randomly.