Health and Safety at Old age Home
In what way could we provide good health and safety to ageing people at Old age home?
There are many factors in supporting health and safety in senior living communities as Linda mentioned. However, there are recurring patterns. First, fall prevention and injury are important in the promotion of health and safety. This priority can be used as a gateway to discuss the benefits of exercise, medication management, and personal awareness. Next, inclusion is important for residents. Consider adopting a buddy program to connect residents and decrease social isolation. Lastly, understand their are different segment in this population. The elderly who no longer want to maintain a home, vs those who have cognitive impairment or limited mobility.
That was a broad question. I guess most Western countries have struggled with this question for decades. Perhaps other cultures may solve this better, by including informal carers. It is clear that there is not enought pulic resources to take care of the aging population. Part of the solution can be the willingness of older people themselves to buy assistance from private companies, both personal services and health tecnoholgy like smart housing and gps tracking.
I recently saw something that suggested that college students/young adults "team up" with the older generation. Why not create an environment where they both can be safe. I loved the idea of young adults staying with elderly- providing companionship, help with cooking, grocery shopping, etc. and in return, the young adults pay very little for room/board. This seems like an excellent way to provide emotional health and promote safety. It would be challenging to implement, but it almost seems like a total overhaul of the system needs to be done. There are too many people in nursing home facilities that are neglected, depressed, and even abused.
Think beyond the house itself as well, to create an environment that gives purpose to life. Create a balance between the interior of the house, the exterior of it and the environment as a single ecosystem to be in balance. Inside the house: living, resting, personal attentions. Outside the house (e.g. garden, balcony) - relaxation, activities. Environment of the house: shared services to cater to social needs like shopping, personal care etc.
Beyond an occupational therapist making recommendations to outfit the living quarters with accommodations to help the resident (walk in shower and or bath, bed rails, elevated toilet seat), other considerations can be a pendant style aid button to request help when needed, appropriate conveyance (walker, scooter) and even ensuring that the resident's own clothing does not create potential for tripping and falling.
Providing health and safety for residents in long term care requires appropriate staffing. If the facility is staffed correctly the residents will remain safe. This is the problem that we face in healthcare, staffing. The aging baby boomers are stressing the system and we need ways to attract and recruit individuals to work in the field. Injuries and falls that occur many times can be tied to the inability to meet required staffing patterns. New innovative technology and ideas will need to be funded. We need assistive technology like robots and better lifting mechanisms to help with the staffing shortage being experienced in healthcare.
In age care center if Digital health care and online health care services facility shall be provided it will be cost effective and unlimited doctor consultations through Web or Mobile App may be available to obtain facilities as per need to consult with doctors, monitor to manage health records of inhabitants of center to get benefits of consulting in a choice of preferred by getting medicines delivered at doorstep which is easy access to diagnostics and it will help with ensured better care.
24 months ago
This may be a rather critical answer, however, I have looked at your profile and I am unsure why you are asking this? Is this a home you plan to open and you are looking for cheap advice to save investing in good Health and Safety training and consultancy? Or are you actually researching this and seeking guidance for a proposal or, seeking an analysis of discourse from the responses. Either way, your question to too broad to be of any use. Moreover, the language you use seems to define people by its very preposition: 'old age home'. Health and Safety is nothing to do with age; everyone deserves the right to be cared for and live in a healthy way, feeling safe and protected where they call home.
Maybe you would do the forum the honour of taking the time to develop a more congruent question and offer a rationale for asking it. Otherwise, it appears that you are incapable of asking google a question.
I appreciate your views on this. Let me clarify that in most part of Asian countries, the place for aging people is mentioned as Old age home. In country like India, you will find many such places which are named as Old age home. And as you rightly said that health and safety has nothing to do with age as everyone deserves that right to be healthy and safe. However, my understanding is that different age groups require different kind of health and safety measures. For example infants and children requires special attention most of the time and you can not leave them alone. Similarly, teenagers, adults and aging people require health and safety precautions in a different manner. This may vary depending on the gender as well. Female and male safety will vary depending on different geographical regions. Again, if they have some kind of disease for example asthma or epilepsy, then health and safety will vary for them. Hence, I would like to know about the health and safety of aging people in different geographical region. On this platform, there are experts from all over the country and they will be able to advise better with their practical experiences rather than google. If everything could be google then nobody would be here I guess. Hope my points are clear now. Thanks.
Physicians need immediate access to know which meds are covered under a health plan, convenient, and be able to make the right decision at the point of care.
Plans and PBMs should not be able to renegotiate and make a drug unavailable without some require transition period to change and adjust meds. The extra time and resources required to constantly change meds based on contracting, and not medical criteria is almost criminal. The time and costs are driving PCPs out of business, it is keeping nurses and physicians from providing true medical care, it adds disruption and financial fear to patients that interferes with their ability to take care of themselves.
The truth is the prior authorization process is not really about saving costs/quality as it is about manipulating care to increase profit by the insurance companies.
24 months ago