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Introduction A financial burden such as the cost of medication can cause decreased compliance, increased complications and sometimes death . In 2005, a national study showed that 90 percent of the elderly take up to five prescription drug medications daily, thus, placing a tremendous financial burden on the elderly causing the decrease in dose or the refusal to get the prescription filled (Safran et al, 2005). The cost of medication on the elderly has been identified before, however, little has been done to assist the elderly in this endeavor. The purpose of this paper is to identify 3 best practice interventions to assist the elderly with medication cost and enhance compliance. Identifying Problem In 2005, twenty-six percent of seniors reported cost, as the reason for not filling prescriptions, the went without food to afford the prescription, they skipped or cut back on the medication doses to make the prescription last longer ( Safran et al, 2005).
As population ages in all developing nations, impacts of falls remaining a huge problem for social and healthcare systems (Oliver, 2009). According to National Institute on Aging (NIA), in 2006 almost 500 million people worldwide were aged 65 or older. That number projected to reach 1 billion by 2030 with most rapid increases in developing countries. Because older adults are fastest growing segment of the United States population the problem is only going to get worth. An estimated 25% to 39% of adults aged 65 years or older fall each year (Keskin et al., 2008).
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Introduction According to the U.S. census bureau older adults are an important and rapidly growing segment of the United States’ population. There are about 40 million older adults aged 65 and older residing in Unites States and it is projected to be more than double by 2050(Population Reference Bureau, 2015). This projection is due to advancement in health care facilities and better education (Population Reference Bureau, 2015). As people age they face various physical, psychological and social roles changes which affects their quality of life. More specifically, the transitions associated with later life like retirement, medical problems, death of a loved ones, reduced social networks leads to depression in aging population (National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2009).
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The association between psychosocial work environment, attitudes towards older workers (ageism) and planned retirement. International Arch Occupational Environment Health, 85, 437-445. doi:10.1007/s00420-011-0689-5. Vitman, A., Iecovich, E., & Alfasi, N. (2014). Ageism and social integration of older adults in their neighborhoods in Israel. The Gerontologist, 54(2), 177-189. doi:10.1093/geront/gnt008.
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