HCMN 413 Review for Quiz 4
HCMN 413 Review for Quiz 4 HCMN 413
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Review for Quiz 4 – HCMN 413 Services and Housing for the LongTerm Care Consumer 1. Why is global aging an important issue, and what areas affecting provision of care and services to older adults do we have in common with other countries? (Population pyramid changing, etc.) IndiaMaintenance & Welfare of Parents & Senior Citizens Act of 2007: mandates that children take care of their elders financially China 2013 Elderly Rights Law mandates that elders over age of 60 are visited by their children on a regular basis France 2004 law that requires citizens to keep in touch w/ their older parents Population pyramid changing having larger older populations w/ less younger all around the world Highest life expectancy seen in Japan, 87 years, in contrast to subSaharan African countries like Sierra Leon less than 55 years Studies on Global Aging & Adult Health (SAGE) researchers view life expectancies around the world Oldest old = 85/90+ years old Rapidly growing group 2. How important is the idea of filial piety/filial responsibility in other countries, and how does it affect the provision of caregiving services? Filial piety adult children obligated to live & care for their aging parents until they die Practice decreasing in Japan Now older adults live alone socially isolated 3. What are the International Rights of Elders, and why are they important? International Rights of Elders: o United Nations Principles (1991) include independence, participation, care, & selffulfillment Similar to objectives of OAA UN principles Include statements on economic independence & community living o UN principles based off of International Plan of Action on Aging (1982) o Declaration of Rights & Responsibilities of Older Persons developed by the International Federation of Aging (AoA) 4. Know issues of the longterm care workforce: low numbers, insufficient training, etc. How are other countries addressing this issue (older adults working to provide services to other older adults – Japan) Partnership of Health and Aging (PHA)developed because of study done by IOM: o Responsible for developing many strategies to address concerns found within study o Includes Elder Care Workforce Alliance to address future & immediate challenges of the workforce crisis o Has developed (w/ the help from American Geriatrics Society) a set of multidisciplinary competencies in care for older adults6 domains Health promotions & safety Interprofessional & care team Evaluation & assessment Caregiver support Care planning & coordination Health care systems & benefits Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report retooling for an Aging America Study: Challenges o Shortage of healthcare workers o Limited training of health care workforce o Majority women care workers in geriatrics o Demanding jobs w/ little pay o Payment systems that do not foster quality of care for older adults o Limited Funding Characteristics & size of workforce Paraprofessional Health Care Institute national advocacy agency that represents direct HC workers Average length of work for a direct care worker is 5 months Direct care worker: CNA, personal care aids, Workforce to essential to older adults living in the community & nursing homes Direct care workers provide 7090% of all LTSS in U.S. Health Occupation o Shortagevery few Gerontologists o Competencies for practice o Consequences o Challenges o Competent care Future: o NAB “super credential”: licensure for health care executives w/ an administrator in training programs across all dimensions of long term care o NAB also has accreditations for long term care administration programs o Association of Gerontology in Higher Education o 5. What are some challenges for the Aging and Disabilities Network: growing diversity of older adult population in the US, new cohorts such as the Boomers, professionalism of the aging and disabilities networks (need for professional training of individuals providing services), growing shortages of caregivers, growth in the use of technology in providing longterm care services). o o Persistent Issues: o A Growing Aging Population: Ageism– stereotyping & discriminating against MD (Baltimore County) has a large # of older adults individuals or groups on the basis of age Important to educate younger members of society & Professionally trained aging services network policy makers about expansion personnel All older populations will be different from each Funding for the Aging & disability services network other o o Growing Population Of Individuals w/ o New Issues: Disabilities: Aging in place & Goodness of Fit (including Increases in chronic illnesses universal design issues) Increases in returning veterans w/ disabilities Growing diversity & changing cohorts Independent Living Movement stay in community Growing use of technology in the delivery of aging More advocates & supportive housing and services services & services for individuals w/ disabilities needed Innovation in the aging services network (more o community based funding, individuals moving out o of nursing homes into supportive housing) o o o Increasing Diversity: o Changing Cohorts: The challenge to program & services The aging network will be faced with challenges o Working toward an inclusive approach o Adapt to changing attitudes o Recognizing & addressing a broad range of o Changing preferences & lifestyles needs o Program change to accommodate needs & o Develop a variety of programs that preferences of changing cohorts effectively address needs & desires of all groups o Participation in associations is also an essential o Professionalism of Aging Network: element to preparing for the future Many aging network workers entered the network o accidentally o Professionalism of Disabilities Network: Today there are about 200 academic programs in Relatively new, grassroots organizations gerontology Evolving ideas on professional training – disabilities The aging network should place a priority on hiring studies programs at colleges/universities are very staff w/ gerontology degrees or training new Technology access and resources changing Need for certifications o
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