Remedy Eldercide, Restore Elderpride : You Don't Know What You Don't Know
Remedy Eldercide, Restore ELDERPRIDE will surely become an election issue. Just look at the voting pool. 77 million baby boomers, that grew up expecting the best of everything, turned 60 in 2006. If the nursing home industry does not change they can More...
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Remedy Eldercide, Restore ELDERPRIDE will surely become an election issue. Just look at the voting pool. 77 million baby boomers, that grew up expecting the best of everything, turned 60 in 2006. If the nursing home industry does not change they can only expect the worst. 36 million people have joined AARP because they want bargaining power. 1.7 million people are already institutionalized in nursing homes and are facing extinction. Millions more will have to face the possibility of one day joining the list of system victims.Every American has a personal, vested interest in changing this struggling industry. Without a comprehensive overhaul the current health care system will be bankrupt in 2020 with the cost exceeding $4 trillion dollars annually or 36% of the GNP. 6% of those costs are funding the nursing home industry. That means that unless we make a change we will spend 960 billion dollars, in four years, to fund a system that kills its patients and bankrupts itself and its operators. This book details three prevailing principles that makes this problem solvable:Embrace the restorative care modelUse computer technology and case management to customize care plans for each patientPay for performance based on outcomes attained. RESTORATIVE CARE remedies Eldercide the systematic institutionalization of the elderly and disabled by restoring function of the mind, the body, the emotions and the spirit...any of these that are slighted in treating the aging process results in chronic illnesses and dependence on prescription drugs and nstitutional care. Health Care Reform (notably Obama Care) does not use Health Sciences and holistic methods for establishing processes that deal with the whole person and still depend on inductive reasoning (guessing) and treatment rather deductive processes and prevention of such diseases using the pursuit of definable and measurable outcomes. The MEDICAL MODEL (symptomatic treatment) and the SOCIAL MODEL (elderly housing) now in practice models are not the solution for managing the aging processes. This book defines the problems facing society with the BOOMERS COMING at us and lays out the methods, systems and outcomes that need to be pursued by physicians, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home care and hospice providers. It also proposes a SHIFT in the payment paradigm based on outcomes and funding using Self Health Insurance Funding Trusts that allow the individual to manage their own health care services and costs.