HCA 210 WEEK 3 DAY 5 CHECKPOINT - Along with these issues...

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HCA 210 WEEK 3 DAY 5 CHECKPOINT LONG-TERM CARE SIMULATION BERNAL I completed a long-term care simulation, which follows a woman though the long-term care system from the perspective of a social worker. To me the greatest challenge that faced the social worker was assessing the patients’ financial situation. She had to make sure the elderly lady had enough money to afford proper care. Social services face many problems when it comes to placing elderly problems. One of the problems that will be arising soon is where to place these patients. The baby boom is upon us and there is going to be a shortage of facilities. Not only is there going to be a shortage of facilities but a shortage of qualifies healthcare workers as well.
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Unformatted text preview: Along with these issues, financial burden is going to be a main problem. With the cost of living increasing at a rapid rate, social security checks and Medicaid will not always cover the cost of specialized clinics and facilities. I did not see any other alternative for the patients’ situation. Little by little her health was deteriorating. All of the long-term health care plans she took part in were necessary for her to continue a normal life. Without the help of the programs like assisted living, she would not have been alive for as long....
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