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CHECKPOINT: LONG-TERM CARE SIMULATION 1 CheckPoint: Long-Term Care Simulation Ashley Boruff HCA 210 Fiday, August 20, 2010 Kristy Taylor
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CHECKPOINT: LONG-TERM CARE SIMULATION 2 CheckPoint: Long-Term Care Simulation The greatest issue that I see is making sure Mrs. W is placed in the right care that best suits her needs and does not exceed her budget. Being able to financial afford costs of long-term care is the main issue in placing the elderly in a nursing home or other long-term care facility. In my own opinion, caseworkers face many challenges when placing the elderly in long-term care facilities. A correct and thorough evaluation is necessary to ensure all the needs are taken care
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Unformatted text preview: of; for example, if a patient has dementia or Alzheimer’s then it is crucial to find a facility that cares for these needs and has a staff that is able to provide the care. I did not see any alternatives to Mrs. W’s long-term care plan. A nursing home was the best option for her because she lost her support system at home and her only child lives 1,500 miles away. At that particular point in Mrs. W’s life, she needs around-the-clock care and would be unable to care for herself. A rehabilitation center would not have helped her and it would be a horrible idea to allow her to try to live on her own....
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