Get help for Strayer-University HSA 545 Homework Help. • Determine two (2) current needs and two (2) current uses of long-term care services. • Determine the main way(s) the overall needs and uses of long-term care services have evolved over the past fifty (50) years. • Predict the main way(s) the overall neds and uses of long-term care services will continue to evolve over the next ten (10) years. • Review the video titled “Long-Term Care Insurance 101” (2 min 12s). Next, give your opinion as to whether or not people in their 40s and 50s should purchase long-term care insurance. Provide a rationale for your response. Click here to access the video if it is not playing correctly below. • Examine the critical role of commercial insurance companies in the financing of long-term services. Take a position as to whether or not insurance companies’ variations in the cost of premiums are justifiable.
If justifiable, give at least one (1) justification for these variations. Provide a rationale for your response. Deciding to place a loved one into a long-term care facility can be extremely difficult. Even more difficult is the thought of your loved one’s rights being violated while in long-term care. Patient healthcare rights are not as clearly defined as one would expect, and there are long-term care and other healthcare facilities that create their own sets of patient rights. However, there are also certain indisputable rights afforded to patients across the board. Read the case study titled “A Legal and Ethical Dilemma”, located on pages 463-465 of your text. Next, use the Internet or Strayer Library to research information on a patient’s right to die. 1. Describe the legal and ethical dilemma discussed in the case study. Analyze the key ways in which a patient’s right to die relates to this specific case. 2. From your research, specify the potential repercussions for failure to comply with the wishes of a patient who has requested to withhold a life-sustaining procedure.
Next, take a position on whether the patient’s right to die or the patient’s right to be protected from harm should take precedence in this case. Provide a rationale for your position. 3. Imagine that you are a part of the ethics committee investigating this case. Determine the main facts pertaining to the issue that the committee should consider. Suggest one (1) step that the facility should take next in order to resolve the dilemma. Provide a rationale for your response. 4. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify as academic resources. • Take a position as to whether or not nursing homes should have the authority to restrain a resident. Next, determine who should be held liable if the resident sustains injuries while being restrained. Provide a rationale for your response. • Review the video titled “Senator Elizabeth Warren – The Future of Long-Term Care Policy: Continuing the Conversation” (9 min 32 s). Click here to view the video if it is not playing below.
• Per the text, the six (6) main roles of social workers in the long-term care setting are as follows: informational, case manager, coordination, enabler, intervention, and advocacy. Select two (2) of the listed roles and compare and contrast the main responsibilities associated with them. • Determine which of the six (6) roles is best suited overall for working directly with residents and their families, and which is best suited for working with the administration. All nursing services in long-term care facilities are delivered by a nursing staff which is headed by a Director of Nursing (DON). Compare and contrast the roles of the medical director and the DON. Select the role which has the overall greater impact on patient care. Provide a rationale for your response. • Imagine that you are responsible for staffing a long-term care facility with sixty (60) full-time residents. Propose your strategy of selecting the key staff members, and specify their main roles and responsibilities.