The Future of Long-Term Care Systems Term Paper by Dennis

The Future of Long-Term Care Systems
An examination of the problems that future medical care systems will face and possible solutions.
# 2895 | 1,765 words | 13 sources | 2001 | US
Published on Jan 03, 2002 in Sociology (General) , Medical and Health (General) , Public Administration (General)

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This paper looks at the effect that Baby Boomer's will have on nursing homes and the future of long-term care. The author investigates the current inefficiencies and inadequacies of medical care services and the problems of adaptation that it may face in the future.

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"Long-term care has been on the government's back-burner since its institutionalization. The Medicare and Medicaid systems have only proven to be inadequate coverage while at the same time costs of services have been increasing. The long-term care system is also very inefficient and cannot effectively coordinate services (Evashwick 2001). The biggest problem with long-term care is the public's unwillingness to take an active role and change the system. There will be major changes take place when the next generation enters the long-term care system. Kobner (2001) had stated it correctly when saying that tomorrow's elderly population is going to be our "new" seniors. Hopefully all of these problems will be reversed when the "new" seniors become 65 years-old. These "new" seniors are also known as the baby boomers. The baby boomers are charging with a tremendous force toward the long-term care system. Healthcare and the aging population are changing dramatically in the United States and long-term care is going to be required to keep up (Mollica 1998)."

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