The Importance Of Elder Abuse In Nursing Home

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communication, conflict resolution, interviewing, and documentation. In gaining these skills, there will be less miscommunication . Just like the many skills that should be gained there are many roles that need to taken such as informational, case manager, coordination, enabler, intervention, and advocacy role. There may be a multidisciplinary form that may include the administrator, a nurse, a physician, social worker, activity director, and others as necessary (Singh, 2016). When you make the patient comfortable by trying to accommodate to their needs and preferences they will be satisfied with their care. The decisions that are made in the end are up to the individual such as family or staff members Family is important to make sure that …show more content…
In order to know what nursing home to admit your love one to, you should also know the problems that exist. Let me first define what elder abuse it because it may range from person to person. Today the definition I will use is that elder abuse is an “intentional actions that cause harm or create a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable elder by a caregiver or other person who stands in a trust relationship to the elder, or failure by a caregiver to satisfy the elder 's basic needs or to protect the elder from harm (Lachs)”. The definition basically goes over that the elderly person is suffering an injury, being deprived or put in danger and did not try to prevent it. Now that we know what elder abuse is let’s go over the steps when someone is suspected of being abused. The patient should go through a screening, then after that there should be a clinical manifestation and lastly a diagnosis. Application of the traditional medical framework—screening, diagnosis, and treatment—to elder abuse is also complicated by the fact that diagnosis and treatment are simultaneous, which in many cases violates the linear reasoning underlying much of medical practice (Lachs). Below is a chart confirming elder abuse. There is a huge amount of abuse found in elderly patients which are often associated with alcohol abuse and long term relationships of poor quality, …show more content…
In 2012, a private room cost an average of $248 daily, or more than $90,500 annually and the average nursing home stay is 835 days, or more than two years(Mullin, 2013). Medicare only covers about 100 days which is rehabilitation time not long-term care. If someone does not have enough savings they could try to apply to Medicaid. If you or your spouse is a veteran you guys could qualify for Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance. Some other things you could do is negotiate a different price, they can’t take off too much but it doesn 't’ hurt to bargain. The last thing you could do is to relocate your loved one to a cheaper place of care if you truly can’t afford the nursing

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