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Health status and health care needs of older Americans

Health status and health care needs of older Americans

an information paper

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Older people -- Health and hygiene -- United States.,
    • Older people -- Medical care -- United States.,
    • Medical care, Cost of -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementprepared for use by the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate.
      SeriesS. prt. ;, 99-200
      ContributionsUnited States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsRA564.8 .H45 1986
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 37 p. :
      Number of Pages37
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2494353M
      LC Control Number87601383

      Alcohol abuse is a major problem for older Americans and is one of the eight leading causes of death for older persons. Five percent of older men and 1 percent of older women have alcohol abuse and dependency problems, which leads to malnutrition, cirrhosis of the liver, osteomalacia and a decline in cognitive functioning. 1 It is estimated that 17 percent of older adults misuse and abuse.   Older Adult Learning Theory. Before we can address best practices to overcome low health literacy, we need to understand how older adults learn and factors that could impede older .

      Suggested Citation:"Summary." Institute of Medicine. Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: / A range of services is available to help patients and their families manage the psychosocial aspects of. The African Regional Health Report: The Health of the People. The Health of the People is the first report to focus on the health of the million people living in the African Region of the World Health Organization. While acknowledging that Africa confronts the world's most dramatic public health crisis, the report offers hope that over time the region can address the health challenges it.

      Health Status and Health Care Access of Farm and Rural Populations / EIB Economic Research Service/USDA Summary Health is a critical component of household well-being, and reforming the U.S. health care system is high on the national policy agenda. Health care access and health status are a particular concern in rural areas, where the.   About a quarter of Native Americans report experiencing discrimination in health care, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


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Health status and health care needs of older Americans Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. The health status and health care needs of older Americans: an information paper. [Mary Duffin Naylor; United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging.]. The purpose of this report is to describe disability and care needs of the older population using baseline () measures from the National Health and Aging Trends Study, a new study designed to support understanding of both trends and trajectories in health and disability in later life.

Additional Physical Format: Print version: Health status and health care needs of older Americans. Washington: U.S.G.P.O.: For sale by the Supt. of Docs. The Health Status and Health Care Needs of Older Americans. An Information Paper Prepared for Use by the Special Committee on Aging.

United States Senate, 99th Congress, 2d Session. Per year, the out-of-pocket health care expense incurred by seniors is about $4, in contrast to $2, for the total population.

Yearly health costs incurred by elderly individuals, on average, are $2, for insurance, $ for drugs, $ for medical services, and $ for medical supplies. And the need for geriatricians will be great. A Health Care Forecast for Older Americans an expert in life transitions and elder care, is the author of the book.

Every day, 10, Americans celebrate their 65th birthday. While the U.S. is experiencing a longevity revolution, at the same time our aging nation is triggering a Silver Tsunami of chronic age-related disease that bring with it increased national health care spending, high rates of morbidity and mortality, and declines in quality of life.

However, medical care may have a greater effect on the health status of vulnerable populations, such as racial and ethnic minorities and low-status groups among older adults, than on the population in general (Williams, ). What this effect could be, what differences actually exist beyond those now documented, how they interact with multiple.

Population, Economics, Health Status, Health Risks and Behaviors, Health Care, and Environment. The Forum’s recent review of the.

Older Americans. chartbook resulted in the addition of several new indicators particularly relevant to many of the challenges currently facing older Americans. The database for Healthy People provides selected health estimates for older Americans.

Data Sources With an Aging Focus. Longitudinal Studies of Aging (LSOA) A multicohort study of persons aged 70 years and over measuring changes in health, functional status, living arrangements, and health services utilization.

The death rate for African Americans dropped 25% frombut they are still more likely to die at a young age than white Americans. African Americans in their 20s, 30s, and 40s are more likely to live with or die from conditions that typically occur at older ages in whites, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

Inhealth expenses consumed a share of household spending that was 3 times as great for Medicare beneficiaries as for the general population. 27 Subgroups of Medicare households, including older beneficiaries and those with incomes of % to % of the federal poverty level, disproportionately feel the financial burden of health.

Hispanic/Latino older adults is designed to introduce health care trainees to important issues in the care of older Americans from Hispanic/Latino backgrounds.

Included are: • Explanations of the terms used to describe the populations • Demographic data and sources of data available •. Disability and Care Needs of Older Americans by Dementia Status: An Analysis of the National Health and Aging Trends Study. Studies of the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia in the U.S.

estimate that 14% of those over age 70 are affected, and that prevalence increases with age, exceeding one-quarter of persons over age At the same time, health policy researchers must find a way to present scientific results in a manner that is relevant to and applicable by policymakers.

This study is the first in a series of efforts to connect research evidence to the set of policy recommenda-tions being made to address the health needs of older adults in the United States.

Current changes in the health care landscape offer unprecedented opportunities to close the equity gap for black Americans. The Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansions in particular hold tremendous potential to reduce health r, the decision of some states not to expand Medicaid disproportionately impacts blacks, leaving millions in danger of remaining uninsured.

As the older population grows, so will the size of this vulnerable fraction of older adults who need more assistance than those who are fortunate to have good health, strong social connections, and adequate resources.

The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program views health in a broad context which extends beyond just health care. Health and Health Care of Chinese American Older Adults Ethno MEd Course Director and Editor in Chief: VJ Periyakoil, Md Stanford University School of Medicine There is little specific data regarding the health status of Chinese-Americans.

Prior tostudies suggested a lower risk for death and disease in Asians and Pacific. The percentages of adolescents who report dental care needs reflect compromised oral health status among the adolescent population: half of those aged 10–19 ( percent) are reportedly in need of dental care (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research,NHANES III data –).

Approximately 15 percent of adults aged 60 and over suffer from a mental or behavioral health condition (WHO, ). According to the World Health Organization, “Mental health has an impact on physical health and vice versa older adults with physical health conditions such as heart disease have higher rates of depression [and] untreated depression in an older person with heart disease.

A health disparity among women is best illustrated by breast cancer. While the incidence rate perwas lower for African American women () than for white women () and the total population (), the death rate was highest among African American women at pervs.

for all women. Byfor example, “minority” older adults will account for nearly 40% of the 80 million Americans aged 65 and older. To increase our sensitivity to health disparities, culture, and health literacy, experts in ethnogeriatrics—the study of how ethnicity and culture impact the health and well-being of older people—at the American.

Effects of health literacy on health status and health service utilization amongst the elderly. Soc Sci Med. ;66(8)– 30 Sudore RL, Mehta KM, Simonsick EM, Harris TB, Newman AB, Satterfield S, et al. Limited literacy in older people and disparities in health and healthcare access. J Am Geriatr Soc. ;54(5)–