Explain different health care models for the older adult

Explain different health care models for the older adult

Choose one of the following articles to read about different health care models for the older adult.(meets module objective 1, course objective 4,5).

  1. Schwinn, S.V., & Dinkle, S.A. (2015). Changing the culture of long-term care: Combating heterosexism. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 20(2), 1-1.
  2. Popejoy, L.L. (2015). Comparing aging in place to home health care: Impact of nursing care coordination on utilization and cost. Nursing Economics, 33(6),306-313.
  3. DeSantis, B. (2015). The ‘Butterfly’ approach as is applies to culture change and person-centered care. Canadian Nursing Home, 26(1), 26-28.
  4. Anderson, Z. (2018). Solving America’s long-term care financing crisis: Financing universal long-term care insurance with mandatory federal income tax surcharge that increases with age. Elder Law Journal, 25(2), 473-514.

These websites will be helpful in preparing your discussion board post for this module.

The World Health Organization provides information about health care statistics and global health care delivery systems.

World Health Organization: http://www.who.int/en/

This site describes the different health care systems used in Great Britain, Germany, Canada and the United States.

Global Health Care models

The Commonwealth Fund is an organization for health care reform.

Commonwealth Fund

Explore these alternatives to nursing homes for long term care

The Eden Alternative

The Pioneer Movement

Green House Project

Heritage of Green Hills

The Dutch Village where everyone has dementia

Discussion Board Question

Most older adults, if given the choice for their long term care, would not choose to live in a nursing home. Complete a web based search for different models of long term care, in the United States and globally. Utilizing the information you have gathered from your web search and from your community field experience create the ideal long term care option for the older adult. Use your imagination and be innovative but keep in mind the facility needs to promote independence and safety and be fiscally responsible. Share your model with your classmates on the discussion board


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Healthcare Models for the Old