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Running Head: Long1Long-Term Managed Care Systems HSA4222Long-Term Care: Ethical ConsiderationsGeniene BurkeProfessor VonGarlemKeiser University
Running Head: Long2Long-Term Care: Ethical ConsiderationsLong-term care means helping people of any age with their medical needs or daily activities over a long period of time. The long-term care system is sometimes referred to as the continuumof long-term care, which means the full range of long-term care services that increase in the levelof activity and complexity from one end to the other from informal and community-based services at one end of the continuum to the institutional system at the other end. The majority (58%) are elderly, but a significant proportion (42%) are under the age of 65. Progressive steps toward the need for long-term care among the elderly;Chronic conditionsFunctional Impairment (Disability)ADL limitations (Dependency)Need for long-term careLong-term care for the elderly may become necessary after an accident, surgery, or acute illness.Long-term care involving children, there is usually functional impairments are often birth related, such as brain damage that can occur before or during childbirth. Cerebral palsy, autism, spina bifida, and epilepsy are some example of birth related disorders. Common conditions creating the need for long-term care among the nonelderly;1.Children/Adolescents (ages birth to 17):Birth defects