The Challenges Of Quality Improvement For Older Adults

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Quality Improvement for Older Adults During the aging process, many adults go through numerous mental, physical and emotional changes. The challenges facing the care of the elderly can be astronomical. While a large number of the population is in good health, many others are in poor health, requiring quality care, compassion, and attention. In this paper, I will discuss quality control and improvements that can contribute to the overall health and well-being of the elderly. Not only will this be advantageous to both patients and families, but to health care workers as well. The Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) are standards that need to be adhered to in order to evoke necessary changes to improve the overall quality of life and care.
Age Related Challenges As the human body ages, there are many physical and mental challenges that lie ahead. While aging is inevitable, some changes are preventable. By exercising, eating healthy, and keeping the body mass index less than twenty five percent, a person can help prevent the onslaught of certain conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer which are prevalent in geriatrics. As the body ages, there is a
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Standards are set to ascertain quality care for these patients. If these standards are not followed, changes need to be made. There are five elements involved within the QAPI that provide a facility with a well designed program to deliver good quality care. The involvement of staff, administration, patients and their families can help contribute to overall care. When policies are set, a monitoring and feedback system is essential. When projects and issues need attention for improvement, a structural approach to solving these problems is vital (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,

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