Research some of the issues regarding Medicare. Explain how these issues have impacted older adults from a social and psychological perspective. Describe how older adults are dealing with perceived turmoil regarding Medicare.
Any discussion regarding healthcare for individuals age 65 and older must include Medicare. Medicare is the federally-funded healthcare program for individuals age 65 and older. Medicare has been at the center of many healthcare debates and its vitality is a major concern for Medicare beneficiaries.Another prevailing issue that may affect older adults is long term care services especially those services designed for older adults that require more support and assistance in such things as daily functioning (e.g. grooming, bathing, dressing, dining) and/or medical care.) Some common terms that are used to describe these services are aging-in-place and continuum-of-care.Some years ago, the term nursing home was changed to skilled nursing facility, in part due to the negative connotation of the name nursing home. Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are primarily reimbursed (paid) through Medicare and Medicaid (a government-funded program whose recipients are determined on the basis of financial need and other requirements).