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A perspective on long-term care for the elderly.

Scanlon WJ - Health Care Financ Rev (1988)

Bottom Line: Long-term care represents a significant burden to the approximately 7 million elderly in need, their families, and the Medicaid program.Future trends, especially the growth of the elderly population, are expected to affect significantly the provision of long-term care.The considerable uncertainty about how these trends may impact on long-term care is described, and the critical role social choice will play in shaping the future long-term care system is emphasized.

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Long-term care represents a significant burden to the approximately 7 million elderly in need, their families, and the Medicaid program. Concerns exist about access, quality, cost, and the distribution of the burden of care. In this article each area is discussed, highlighting the principal issues, identifying the unique aspects that pertain to long-term care, and exploring the implications for research and policy development. Future trends, especially the growth of the elderly population, are expected to affect significantly the provision of long-term care. The considerable uncertainty about how these trends may impact on long-term care is described, and the critical role social choice will play in shaping the future long-term care system is emphasized.

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Percent distribution of the elderly, by impairment status and degree of impairment: 1985
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f1-hcfr-88-supp-007: Percent distribution of the elderly, by impairment status and degree of impairment: 1985

Mentions: The approximately 7 million elderly persons needing some long-term care assistance comprise 24 percent of the total elderly population (Figure 1). They are dependent in activities ranging from household tasks to personal care. The former are commonly labeled as instrumental activities of daily living (IADL's), and they include tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and shopping. Personal care includes bathing, dressing, transferring, toileting, and eating; and they are labeled activities of daily living (ADL's).


A perspective on long-term care for the elderly.

Scanlon WJ - Health Care Financ Rev (1988)

Percent distribution of the elderly, by impairment status and degree of impairment: 1985
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f1-hcfr-88-supp-007: Percent distribution of the elderly, by impairment status and degree of impairment: 1985
Mentions: The approximately 7 million elderly persons needing some long-term care assistance comprise 24 percent of the total elderly population (Figure 1). They are dependent in activities ranging from household tasks to personal care. The former are commonly labeled as instrumental activities of daily living (IADL's), and they include tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and shopping. Personal care includes bathing, dressing, transferring, toileting, and eating; and they are labeled activities of daily living (ADL's).

Bottom Line: Long-term care represents a significant burden to the approximately 7 million elderly in need, their families, and the Medicaid program.Future trends, especially the growth of the elderly population, are expected to affect significantly the provision of long-term care.The considerable uncertainty about how these trends may impact on long-term care is described, and the critical role social choice will play in shaping the future long-term care system is emphasized.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT
Long-term care represents a significant burden to the approximately 7 million elderly in need, their families, and the Medicaid program. Concerns exist about access, quality, cost, and the distribution of the burden of care. In this article each area is discussed, highlighting the principal issues, identifying the unique aspects that pertain to long-term care, and exploring the implications for research and policy development. Future trends, especially the growth of the elderly population, are expected to affect significantly the provision of long-term care. The considerable uncertainty about how these trends may impact on long-term care is described, and the critical role social choice will play in shaping the future long-term care system is emphasized.

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