Flashcards in Why It’s Important to Know About Caring for the Older Adult Deck (24):
T/F: the average life expectancy in the US is 77 for men and 82 for women BUT for every day you live, your life expectancy INCREASES
Since 1990 life expectancy in the US has dramatically increased. At the turn of the 20th century, what percent of all Americans lived past age 65?
less than half
What percent of Americans' life expectancy TODAY can expect to live past age 65?
in people with an average life span, what strikes earlier and last longer?
diseases of old age
what are 10 ways to increase life expectancy according to Best Health?
1. go for a walk
2. eating more fish
3. quit smoking
4. lift weights
5. get a pet
6. add supplements to your diet
7. challenge your mind
8. be optimistic
9. spend time with friends
10. help someone else
what is sandwich generation?
generation of people who are caring for their aging parents while supporting their own children
what are the most common chronic conditions among people ≥65 in the US?
3. heart disease
4. urinary incontinence
7. osteo-broken hip
8. Alzheimer's disease
which is the most common chronic conditions among people ≥65 in the US?
arthritis (57%) and hypertension (55%)
what are the leading cause of death for people ≥65 in the US?
1. heart disease
what national social insurance program is administered by the US Federal Government since 1966?
Medicare provides health insurance for who?
1. people age 65 and older regardless of income or medical hx, who have worked and paid into the system
2. some younger people with disabilities
3. people with end stage renal disease
4. people with amyotropic lateral sclerosis
5. people who need hospice care
why is Medicare the fastest-growing program?
due to retiring baby boomers and rising health care costs
what social healthcare program for families and individuals with low income and resources was established in 1966?
what is the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for people with low income in US?
MedicAID is funded and managed by who?
jointly funded by state and federal governments and managed by the states
T/F: not all states are required to participate in MedicAID although all of them currently do
who is eligible for MedicAID?
US citizens or legal permanent residents and may include low-income adults, their children and people with certain disabilities
T/F: poverty alone qualifies someone for MedicAID
false, does NOT
nursing home costs are primarily sourced by what?
MedicAID > out-of-pocket > MediCARE
T/F: majority of nursing home residents are male in the US
T/F: a majority of all nursing home residents are diagnosed with dementia in the US
nursing homes in Ohio serve consumers needing more of what?
medical services than those available through home care, assisted living and other options
nursing homes in Ohio are used to complement and supplement what?
other care options including assisted living, hospital care, particularly for short-term rehabilitation