• Only selective, central facts should be presented. • Sessions should be held in the home or natural meeting places of the elderly. • The instructor should be well known by the elderly or introduced well in advance of the training. • The attitudes of the instructors toward the aged must be positive and realistic. Robotic Assistance • Intelligent reminding: many older adults have to give up independent living because of memory loss. They forget to visit the restroom, to take medicine, to drink, or to see the doctor. One project explores the effectiveness of a robotic reminder, which follows people around, so they can't become lost. • Tele-presence: Professional caregivers can use the robot to establish a "tele-presence" and interact directly with remote care recipients. This makes many doctor visits unnecessary. • Data collection and surveillance: Robots can be used for a wide range of emergency conditions that can be avoided with systematic data collection (e.g. certain types of heart failures). • Mobile manipulation: A semi-intelligent mobile manipulator integrates robotic strength with person's senses and intellect. This mobile manipulation can overcome barriers in handling objects (i.e refrigerator, laundry and microwave) that currently force older adults to move into assisted-living facilities. This technology could be used for any person dealing with function problems, such as arthritis, as the main reason for giving up independent living. • Social interaction deprivation: This affects a huge number of elderly people who are forced to live alone. This project seeks to explore whether robots can take over certain social functions for these older adults. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 1. Eliminate lifetime limits for health insurance coverage for essential services 2. Eliminate the ability of insurance companies to rescind coverage 3. Free Preventative care 4. Development of a prevention and public health fund. 5. Increase access to affordable care, including a provision for preexisting 6. Quality improvement and risk reduction The Independence at Home Demonstration NP's worked with patients to help them experience a higher level of independence through better management of their chronic illnesses Provisions that have already taken effect: 1. Improved drug discounts for Medicare recipients 2. Coverage for young adults through parental health insurance until age 26. 3. Expanding coverage for early retirees 4. National preexisting-condition insurance plan to assist those individuals without coverage for at least 6 months due to a prior condition. 5. 2012 mandate The US Supreme Court upheld provisions to expand Medicaid and Medicare coverage a. The Medicare expansion program requires participating states to expand coverage to most individuals under the age of 65 with income below poverty levels outlined in the Act.
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- Spring '16
- older adults, Home care