Demographics and epidemiological transitions result in dramatic changes in the health needs of individuals throughout the globe. In recent times, there has been increase in the prevalence of long-term disability in the populationcausing increasing need for long-term care services. In addition, the present developing world is experiencing an increase in the demand for long-term care services at a cost much lower than industrialized countries.
Prepare a report in a 3- to 4-page Microsoft Word document comparing the US long-term care system with the long-term care system of a developing country. Research the South University Online Library and the Internet to find relevant content.
Include the following information in your report:
- What are the chronic illness trends of each country?
- What is the incidence and prevalence of elderly consumers of long-term care in the United States as compared to your chosen developing country?
- How does each country expect these numbers to change in the next ten years?
- What are the main characteristics of the elderly population in both the countries? Is there any difference in the long-term health care needs of consumers in both the countries? Provide a rationale for your answer.
- Who are the institutional and noninstitutional caregivers in both the countries? Support your answer with relevant examples. Explain the factors that affect care giving in each country.
- Is there any difference in the status of quality of care of the elderly consumers in the United States as compared to the developing country?
- Is there any difference in the health care cost provided in the United States as compared to the developing country? Define any social support that may exist to cover health care