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HCMN 413 Review for Quiz 4

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HCMN 413 Review for Quiz 4 HCMN 413

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Services & Housing for the LTC Consumer
Dr. McSweeney- Feld
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Healthcare, Management, longterm-care
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Date Created: 08/24/16
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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