By Meredith Wallace

ISBN-10: 0826120520

ISBN-13: 9780826120526

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ISBN-13: 9780826120533

Necessities of Gerontological Nursing offers the easiest practices had to take care of older adults. Its short, but finished, snatch of matters in elder care is a fresh addition to the present literature, that's most often eager about thought than on medical perform. Designed essentially for college students in gerontological nursing classes in BSN and graduate courses, the publication offers: crucial scientific info and "best practices" had to deal with older adults present study and new sufferer techniques in gerontological nursing Overviews of hardly mentioned concerns, equivalent to elder abuse, cultural issues, and discretion choices scientific necessities and useful functions content material designed to slot right into a one-semester path necessities of Gerontological Nursing is every thing the nursing pupil must understand whilst taking good care of older adults.

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Medicare reimburses health care providers and facilities for the cost of some medical expenditure, but not all older adults are eligible for Medicare, and Medicare does not pay for all health care costs. For example, most outpatient prescription medications are expensive and not covered by traditional Medicare plans. Moreover, complementary and alternative therapies (CAM), such as herbal supplements, are usually over the counter and not covered by any insurance. These herbal medications, while rising in popularity among all older cultural groups, may be the primary healing source among some Asian, Hispanic, and other cultures.

Some older people prefer and need to continue to work throughout their older years. Work options may be full-time or part-time. Some older adults continue to perform work similar to what they had previously done, but others change careers. S. residents. Continued employment in older adulthood fills many needs. These needs are physical, psychological, social, and financial. For example, continued work helps to provide extra income and socialization. As of January 1, 2000, Social Security recipients age 65 through 69 can earn as much as they wish and still receive their full Social Security benefits.

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