Essay on Policy And Program Interventions For Elderly Care

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d) Pros and Cons of Policy and Program Interventions for Elderly Care
The last element of the United States elderly care system compromises of programs and policies that are classified as institutional and legislative responses to aging in the United States. According to Bookman and Kimbrel (2011) and Wise and Yashiro (2006), Medicare is an example of a functional policy in the United States for the elderly, under which senior citizen over 65 years, and who have a Medicare insurance cover during their days of employment are eligible for insurance cover. Medicare is another insurance policy that also covers the elderly. Other examples of policies for the elderly in the United States include the Social Security Act of 1935, Older Americans Act of 1965, and Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (Bookman & Kimbrel (2011). With respect to elderly programs, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the Elderly Nutrition Program (ENP), and the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) are examples of intervention programs that have been instituted to meet specific needs of senior United States’ citizens. The advantages of these policies and programs are widespread, and they include diverse benefits in the ethical and legal, geographical, financial, and health dimensions. In particular, financial burden reduction, over-dependence reduction, and better nutrition at old age are among the benefits of these elderly policies and programs. Regarding the cons of these policies and…

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