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  1. Health Care Reform Project: Providing Medical Care to an Aging Population HCS 440 Name:xyz

  2. Introduction

  3. Description of Issue Providing Medical Care to an Aging Population • Number of Elderly Increases Yearly • Elderly Depend on Medicare • Demand for Long-Term Care Growing • Lack of Geriatric Specialists • Regulation Changes Needed

  4. Possible Solutions • Preventive Care • Routine Check-ups • Catch Disease in Early Stages • Education • Knowledge of Signs & Symptoms • Increase Access to Quality Care • Medical Savings Account • Offset Out-of-Pocket Expenses • Supplement to Medicare

  5. Preventive Care Solution • Routine Checkups • Getting Sick • Pros • Cons

  6. Education Solution • Educating the public • Getting the word out • Pros • Cons

  7. Medical Savings Account Solution • Saving money • Medicare • Pros • Cons

  8. Most Effective Solution: Education • Importance of healthcare in the elderly • Promotion of healthy aging strategies • Prevention of elderly abuse • Increased access to quality healthcare

  9. Reasons for Choosing Education • Prevents communicable diseases • Promotes immunizations • Promotes healthy lifestyles • Prevents substance abuse • Motivates people to improve health • Reduce risky behaviors

  10. Aging Population Projections • Individuals 65 and older • 2004= 36.3 Million=12% of U.S. Population • 2050= 86.7 Million=21% of U.S. Population • 147% Increase from 2000-2050

  11. Why Education Will Work • Education…… • Promotes Healthy Behaviors • Increases Preventative Awareness • Addresses Cognitive Impairments • Addresses Mental Health Issues • Planning for Illness

  12. Steps for Implementing Education Solution • Educate the Public • Promote Independence & Dignity • Knowledge is Power • Offer Teaching Tools • Cost vs. Benefit

  13. Conclusion • Education is Essential • Promote Healthier Lifestyles • Preventative Measures • Promote Independence • Proper Diet • Exercise • Proper Treatment Regimen

  14. Question?

  15. References Administration on Aging. (n.d). Health, Prevention, and Wellness Program. Retrieved from http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/AoA_Programs/HPW/index.aspx Buy Network. (2010). Retiring Baby Boomers. Retrieved from http://buynetworkmarketingleads.com/articles/retiring-baby-boomers-a-flood-of-people-entering-retirement-age-with-lots-of-issues-1174.html Cauchon, D. (2008). Who Will Take Care of an Older Population? USA Today. Retrieved from http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2005-10-24-finances-usat_x.htm Day, J.C. (n.d.). Population Profile of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved from http://www.census.gov/population/www/pop-profile/natproj.html IBIS World. (2011). Aging Boomer Likely to Boost Health Care Sector. Retrieved from http://www.ibisworld.com/Common/MediaCenter/Healthcare.pdf

  16. References Longely, R. (2011). Census Offers Statistics on Older Americans: A look a our aging population. About.com. Retrieved from http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/censusandstatistics/a/olderstats.htm Mathew, E. (2010). Are the 21st Century Doctors Geared for Geriatric Health Care in the UAE? Medical Journal of Islamic World Academy of Sciences. Retrieved from http://www.medicaljournal-ias.org/Belgelerim/Belge/MathewUQJFOTDHQM51621.pdf Medicare.gov. (n.d.). Long Term Care. Retrieved from http://www.medicare.gov/longtermcare/static/home.asp The Internet Journal of Geriatrics and Gerontology. (n.d). Healthy of Elderly: Importance of Nursing and Family Medicine Care. Retrieved from http://www.ispub.com/journal/the_internet_journal_of_geriatrics_and_gerontology/volume_3_number_1_19/article/health_of_elderly_importance_of_nursing_and_family_medicine_care.html Thompson, A. (2011). What are Ways to Improve Elderly Patient Teaching?. Demand Media. Retrieved from http://www.ehow.com/list_7349971_ways-improve-elderly-patient-teaching_.html