Have it all small homes to live alone assisted living

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Have it all (small homes to live alone, assisted living, then long term then the hospice) Takes a lot of $$, there's not many around Focus of hc professionals should be to keep them as independent and functional as possible Have to build on strengths on patients So they can continue doing ADLs on their own How can they maintain all of their physical abilities to do that Concept of remaining independent/remaining at home is called aging in place So what do we have to do to make their living situation condusive to aging in place?
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Many are building w/ a universal design to help ppl be able to age in place Ex: make the door knobs into door handles ( easier to open doors --> don’t have to grasp) Lower cabinets and counter tops More task type lighting (on desk, etc.) Usually 1 floor ----> eliminates the issue stairs Ramps Wider doorways for wheelchairs/walkers Bathroom design: no tubs ----> walk in shower and built in benches, hand held shower, grab bars all around lower counters Ppl shouldn’t have to move to a facility just b/c their home is a certain why Cheaper to build a house w/ universal design instead of doing renovations Gerontechnology Developing equipment to aid older adults like universal design Japan and Finland (leading the world, makes the most of this) Robotic rooms are designed to tale care of older adults Design and development of products to help older adults Living options Reverse mortgage Way for older adults to draw $ out of mortgage that they have already paid Not a sound financial idea Some move in with their children Single room occupancy ----> not really anymore Homelessnes LTC ---> cost is high 24/7 care ---> mandatory Not requested, its an option when it is required Only to build up strength $6000/month NE and West coast have higher costs for LTC $215,000 / year in the future (the next 10 years) More nurses, more technology
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Over cahrging Talking about long term care (paying) Person has to live in ltc facility; not leaving To be monitored and medicated In the very beginning, medicare pays for the 1st 100 days Then, administration starts charging the person and asking for checks (from patient or family member) Only covers Medicare will still cover just the medical costs like going to doctors and having procedures %6000/month, runs out of money ----> sell the older persons home for $200,000 and that'll run out eventually Family eventually has to report to the facility that they cant pay Then the facility applies for the individual to receive Medicaid (pays long term care living costs) Long term care insurance Separate insurance policy to purchase specifically in the advent of this situation The better plans includes home health (beyond prescription that Medicare covers) Now the fastest growing type of insurance in the united states Ex: john hancock, new york life When to buy it:
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