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Unformatted text preview: ♦ Activity limitations costs 70% of 1 trillion health bill(2004) Why? People are living longer More chronic disease Shift from younger to older population Nearly all major chronic disease increases in frequency, severity with old age. Non-lethal chronic disease Arthritis Hearing impairment Cataracts ADL—Activities of Daily Living Physical, mental, or emotional problem that causes a person to need help with: bathing/showering, walking,dressing,and eating IADL—Instrumental Activities of Daily Living IADL Limitations • Shopping • Using the phone...
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