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    The elderly aged 65 and older are the leading users of healthcare services nationwide. As the older Americans is an asset to the country, the increasingly aging population is a challenge. In 2050, the number of Americans aged 65 and older is projected to be 88.5 million, more than double its projected population of 40.2 million in 2010 (Vincent, and Velcoff). It is important to recognize the growth of the aging population, with the increasing health care costs and health care services that are

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    a result of these we have a large population of the elderly worldwide since most people live longer. As these groups grow old they become helpless, some are unable to work and while some fall sick to diseases like Alzheimer. The responsibility of taking care of them now either fall into the hands of their immediate family, and in some cases extended family and or the government depending on the culture. However, to make for a result oriented care the government and family needs to work together and

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    (2008) This fact, in and of itself, shows one reason the elderly are often targets of financial abuse or exploitation. The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) defines financial exploitation as “the misuse or withholding of an older person’s resources to the disadvantage of the elderly person and/or the profit or advantage of another person.” (IDoA, 2012) Financial exploitation is taking or withholding money or assets from an elderly person with or without permission or when the elder does not

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    shift commands attention and analysis of our current health care system to better meet the needs of this growing population. Our current health care workforce is vastly under equipped to care for the rapidly aging senior population. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) estimates that by the year 2030, the demand for geriatricians will swell to 36,000 (Herdman et al., 2008). Today there are approximately 7,000 physicians trained in geriatric care and this number is steadily declining (Herdman et al., 2008)

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    German and Norwegian Elderly Care Key words care users, care workers, formal and family care provision, access to health care, barriers to health care, uninsured elderly, retirement homes Our elderly should be afforded the best possible care. This care should not only be financial but mentally and emotionally as well. They may not be able to care for themselves, but they have paid their dues, and took care of us now it's our turn to take care of them. We were born into this world defenseless

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    The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) enables older people to remain active members of their community who would otherwise need to reside in a nursing home. To be considered eligible for PACE, patients must be age 55 or older and certified by the state in which they reside, to have a chronic illness, disability, or be in need of physical or medical assistance. PACE developed in the Chinatown section of San Francisco CA in 1971. At the time, this community consisted of many families

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    longer able to handle his finances or perform many of the activities of daily life. His family decided that he needed some help since they are not able to see him on a regular basis. They hired a local home health care agency to send a caregiver to assist Frank. Betty, the agency home care aide, sees him on a daily basis and they have become good friends. Frank thinks of Betty as a daughter. Recently though, Frank’s daughter, Janet, has noticed that her dad seems different; he is more depressed than

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    everyone. With continuous improvement in health-care services in the UK, residents are living longer. Consequently, the number of older adults who require care is dramatically increasing. Ageing brings complications and failing health, and many elderly people are living with one or more long-term medical conditions. The health and welfare of our family and friends are of paramount importance to us, and therefore it can be a tough decision to choose elderly care. Caring and maintaining a good quality of

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    Elder Care amongst Nations 2 Aging is something that is universal, in a world where everything and everyone is so different. The way the human race ages varies physiologically, but many have the same problems such as graying hair, arthritis, fluid intelligence gets slower, and weight loss. However, not all cultures and countries have the same health care of the elderly

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    Elderly Health Care in Massachusetts is a Struggle Despina and her husband Peter Angelopoulos are not eligible to receive any financial help from the state because they don’t qualify for free health care, and they are extremely worried about their future. The couple, in their early 70’s, both have a series of medical problems resulting in them taking heavy medication. They own a house in Somerville and they are struggling to pay for their medications. They average about eight pills a day

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