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Running head: NON-HOSPITAL ENTITIES 1Non-Hospital EntitiesBelinda LornAspen University N502June 18, 2018Sarah Gabua DNP, RN, CNE
NON-HOSPITAL ENTITIESNon-Hospital EntitiesThe American health care system includes other entities besides hospitals. Major components of the health care system include long-term care, ambulatory care services, and mental health care services. There is a great shift towards ambulatory care services within the health care system today. However, long-term care and mental health care services continue to beon the back of people’s minds. Advance Planning for Long-Term CareLong-term care planning is something that the average American is not thinking about. Many people do not know the costly effects on living a longer life than previous generations. Whether it is an assisted living or a nursing home, living longer is expensive. The major factor that impedes long-term care planning is financially centered. Lower income individuals are banking on Medicaid to pay for any long-term care costs (Banthin, 2016).Middle-class and upper-class individuals are assuming that their assets will be sufficient in their later years. “A 2001 survey of adults aged 45 and older revealed that 55% believed that Medicarecovered extended nursing home stays for “age-related or other chronic conditions,” when in fact it does not (AARP, 2001).” Long-term health care insurance is an expensive expenditure that many people cannot fore see themselves using. This lack of long-term planning can come to a big shock when the time arrives when long term care is needed. It is important to raise awareness of the need for long-term care. The primary step in doing so would be to educate Americans on what the true costs of living longer looks like. It is also important for insurance companies to clearly state what a person’s insurance coverage includes and does not include. November is considered the Long-Term Care Awareness month 2
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