GTY 154 - Chapter 8V2

GTY 154 - Chapter 8V2 - GTY154 HealthCare&LongTermCare...

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    GTY 154 Health Care  & Long Term Care
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Three Models of Health Care: The Medical Model Focus on diagnosis and cure Care: hospital, doctor’s office, nursing  home Treatment: drugs, surgery, rehabilitation Little focus on prevention or community- based care Health care reimbursement system  supports medical model
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Three Models of Health Care: The Social Model Focus on person’s ability to function in the  social world Health is more than the absence of disease Care is in the community Most older people live on their own in  community Strives to keep people out of institutions
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Three Models of Health Care: The Health Promotion Model Focus on disease prevention and reduced  disability Improving fitness and well-being With support, some can regain lost abilities New strategies: treatment and  management Flu vaccination, antismoking campaigns, diet  education, yoga classes
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The US Health Care System  Today History of care for older people Few options until mid 1960s Medicare program passed by Congress in  1965 AMA opposed Medicare at the time Others maintained Medicare is a “truly  American” approach Program had compromises to please various  players
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The US Health Care System  Today Seeds of future problems for Medicare Had little interest in containing health care  costs A profitable enterprise for physicians,  hospitals, and insurance companies Drive for healthcare reform today stems from  these seeds
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The US Health Care System  Today: Medicare Part A Hospital insurance Funded by payroll tax Eligibility: if eligible for Social Security, get part A  at no cost at age 65 Benefits Care in hospital Care in nursing home after hospital stay Home health care (some) Hospice care
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