Health care of the poor elderly supplementing medicare by Marc L Berk

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, National Center for Health Services Research, Available from National Technical Information Service] in Rockville, MD, [Springfield, VA .

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  • Poor -- Medical care -- United States,
  • Old age assistance -- United States

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StatementMarc L. Berk, Gail R. Wilensky
ContributionsWilensky, Gail R, National Center for Health Services Research
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Pagination14 p. ;
Number of Pages14
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Open LibraryOL13607993M

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Health care assistance for the poor, past and present A brief history of major efforts to provide health care to the poor since is shown in the box on this page.3 Two themes are apparent when examining the last century of health care assistance for the poor.

First, there has been a preference for state rather than federal control of how health. It provides care for the impoverished frail elderly in their homes and is the largest payer for nursing home services.

“A Health Care War On The Poor," Health Affairs Blog, J The number of health care professionals currently available to treat elderly persons in the United States is inadequate. The Federal government should take steps to develop solutions to improve access to health care and decrease Health care of the poor elderly book disparities for older adults.

Poverty and Poor Health Research has shown a link between poverty and poor health. People with more income tend to be healthier and live longer. What explains the connec-tion. Many factors. For one, lack of care. We know that % of the U.S. non-elderly popula-tion does not have health insurance, with low-income families especially.

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As a result, levels of tension may increase among the various bodies that contribute to providing elder care, for instance, on local, regional and national levels as well as at the service level: health care workers and social services, for example.

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Medicare provides insurance to help pay for health care for elderly id pays for health care for poor children, pregnant women and people with disabilities, as well as poor elderly men and women.

The War on Poverty also created community health centers to expand the. About Medical Care for The Elderly Book (): How to Deal with 21 Critical Issues Facing Aging Seniors Aging seniors and their families are often confounded by the complexity of issues facing the elderly (including declining income, increased debt, poor investment returns, declining health, medical crises, complex insurance programs, long term care challenges, etc).

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metropolitan areas shows that people in poor neighborhoods are less healthy than their more affluent neighbors but more likely to live in areas with physician.

The purpose of the present study was to describe the health practices of the elderly poor and to examine the association between specific health practices and subsequent hospital use. Data came from a sample of Medicaid elderly living in California. The study concluded that a stronger social safety net is needed in the United States, especially for high-needs elderly.

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Health care. Elderly Americans’ limited budgets are stretched even further by higher expenditures on health care. Medical spending for those between the ages of. Thomas C, Kelman HR. Unreimbursed expenses for medical care among urban elderly people.

J Community Health. Apr; 15 (2)– Berk ML, Wilensky GR. Health care of the poor elderly: supplementing Medicare.

Gerontologist. Jun; 25 (3)– Kiefe. The elderly are a heterogeneous group who are affected by both health and non health factors. The latter are largely social factors related to health that contribute to social problems faced by the elderly.

This paper addresses these before looking at the care qf the elderly. Social Problems and the Elderly. Risk Factors of Poor Health Among the Elderly.

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Research shows that health care accounts for only 10% to 20% of overall health outcomes. Social determinants, or our living conditions and the factors driving them, account for the rest. Elderly care, or simply eldercare (also known in parts of the English speaking world as aged care), is the fulfillment of the special needs and requirements that are unique to senior broad term encompasses such services as assisted living, adult day care, long term care, nursing homes (often referred to as residential care), hospice care, and home care.

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index. Description: xiv, pages: illustrations ; 25 cm. Contents: SESSION I Providing medical care to the elderly and poor: a serious problem for the downsizing s / David E.

Rogers The financial support of health care for the elderly and the indigent: economic perspectives / Eli Ginzberg To make these profound changes in the formal health care system, health care providers, health care organizations, and policy makers must commit to embracing the importance of quality of life as an integral component of health care for older citizens.

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Provides a message board. The Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved publishes original papers, commentaries, brief communications, reports from the field, columns, and reviews regarding the health of low-income and other medically underserved people.

We welcome manuscripts. Though our concerns—health, health policy, and health care for the underserved—are universal, our focus is on North. A December poll conducted by Gallup found 25% of Americans say they or a family member have delayed medical treatment for a serious illness due to the costs of care.

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