Paying for Long-Term Care
According to the Census Bureau (2014), in 2020 there will be 71,263,000 baby boomers and by 2029 the entire generation will be over the age of 65. That is 21% of the U.S. population. While 70 may be the new 50, the fact remains as we age the need for healthcare services grows. As a nation we must identify new ways of paying for long-term care and meeting the needs of a generation not content with the way things used to be.
Upon completion of this assignment, you should be able to:
Evaluate payment structure for long-term care in the United States.
Assess the gaps in service delivery of long-term care services.
Textbook: Teitelbaum, J. B., & Wilensky, S. E. (2015). Essentials of health policy and law (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Keiser Family Foundation Long Term Care Tutorial located at http://kff.org/interactive/long-term-care-tutorial/
Website: LongTermCare.gov at https://longtermcare.acl.gov/the-basics/index.html
Website: Easelly at https://www.easel.ly/
For this assignment you will be developing an infographic designed to educate the public the current payment structure for long-term care. Paying particular attention to the misconception that Medicare pays for nursing home services. Infographics are everywhere today and convey a large amount of information in a small space. Health website make use of infographics to inform their consumers.
View tutorial from the Keiser Family Foundation located at http://kff.org/interactive/long-term-care-tutorial/
Review the website: https://longtermcare.acl.gov/the-basics/index.html
Research long-term care payment and delivery issues.
Review resources in Workshop Zero for developing infographics.
Sign up for free use of Easelly to create your infographic. You can use other software if you have some familiarity.
Create an infographic explaining current financing of long-term care.
Ensure the infographic conveys the message in a manner understandable to the general public.
Create a Title and Reference page for sources used in the development of the infographic. Submit these in a separate file.