SCLA455 Healthcare And Medical Needs For Senior Care

SCLA455 Healthcare And Medical Needs For Senior Care

Task:

Reflection Paper: Chronic Diseases in Senior Care

Select one of the following chronic diseases and/or syndromes common in senior care for research and reflection this week:

1.Cardio Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 

2.Diabetes 

3.Congestive Heart Failure 

4.Renal Failure 

5.Depression 

6.Failure to thrive

After researching your selection of a chronic disease and engaging in the resources for this week, write reflecting on your learning from your research. Address each of the following in the context of the disease and senior care settings:

What is the prevalence of the disease in long term care? 

What is the death rate from the disease in long term care? 

What medications are commonly used for treatment? 

What impact does the disease have on care and health care costs in senior care? 

Are there regulatory guidelines specific to care and treatment of the disease in long term care? 

Identify three relevant care issues for those living with the chronic disease in long term care. 

SCLA455 Healthcare And Medical Needs For Senior Care

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