Chronic and long-term care (Types of chronic diseases (Hypertension ,…
Chronic and long-term care
Who needs long-term care
Lifestyle. Poor diet and exercise habits intefers with propet control of chronic diseases
Health and family history. Patients who do not have any family support needs to be kept for long-term care until their able to do all activities on their own.
Age. The risk of chronic diseases increases as people get older. Sometime they are not able to take care of themselves which affect proper control of the disease
Marital status . Single people are more likely than married people to need long-term car.
Types of chronic diseases
Coronary artery disease
Chronic kidney disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Service offered in long-term care
Senior rehabilitation therapist, including, physical, occupational and speech therapist.
Professional _trained staff or geriatric nursing specialist are availabe to aid with daily activities
Specialise diet plans
Medication management this involves administering medication to patients as prescribed.
Personalised care plans designed for the residents specific needs.
Assistance with activities of daily living: bathing, dressing, grooming, eating and mobility
It is important to ensure patients safety, since eldery patients are at risk of failing. The environment should be safe for all patients. Ensure competency and ethical care .
Long-term care involves a variety of services designed to meet a persons health or personal care needs during a long period of time
Chronic disease is a human condition or disease that persist or otherwise long_lasting in its effect or disease
Types of long-term care
Home care delivered in home to support patients with the instrumental activities of daily living, activities of daily living or limited skilled care
Nursing home a place of residence fo patients who requires costant nursing care and have significant deficiencies with activities of daily living.
Continuing care setting that usually has an indipedent living, assisted living and skilled nursing facility on site.
Assisted living facility this residential care setting combines housing support services, and health care for eldery individuals.
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