Future Population Trends, comment

Healthcare Informatics Resources. (2013, April 29). Future Population Trends [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://healthcare-informatics-resources.com/2013/04/29/human-computer-interaction-hci/
My comment regarding Future Population Trends is, with the era of the baby boomers approaching, we need to make sure we are fully prepared and ready for their care. While we do have certain technologies that we can use to assist us, we need to make sure they have enough hands on care as well. My mother works for a nursing home often discusses the concern of whether or not there will be enough nurses and aids for the influx of patients. Nursing homes and other care clinics need to ensure that they are staffed enough to make sure our senior citizens are getting the best care that they can possibly get. Providers also need to make sure that their employees are being compensated for the work they are doing as well, as care taking can be a very challenging and demanding job.

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14 Responses to “Future Population Trends, comment”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    There is such a huge gap because the US charges more for health care services. In fact the US is highest in the world when it comes to health care spendings. Our national debt would decrease significantly if we just charged less for our services and the government stayed on budget with their health care spendings.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Wow, that is a huge gap. Why is there such a big difference in price from America and France? This is really interesting and I think that I am going to check into the difference of the health care system between the two.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    The U.S spends more on health care than any other country in the world. Part of the problem is that we charge significantly more  for services, like the MRI’s for example.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Wow, what a difference in price. Why does it cost so much more here? We really need to look at are healthcare cost because there is no reason that it cost almost $700 less in France when it is the same procedure.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    I agree, the advancements in technology are undeniable. While technology is a very effective treatment, it also can be very unaffordable. For example, an MRI costs $1,080 in America and only $280 in France. That is a huge gap in expense.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    I am going to agree with you about the blog and your views about  the elderly living longer based on medicine and technology. I read the article and it was interesting to find more and more information about the elderly. I work at a nursing home; a lot of this information I didn’t even realize. Now I feel empowered. Thanks for your view!

  7. Anonymous Says:

    I agree with you. Diet and exercise is important at any age.  Just finding the time to actually exercise is the challenge for many.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    I stress that as women or men we have to take care of ourselves while were young. Diet and exercise is so important. You have to take time to attend to yourself because people will run you down, kid also. I like your views really!!!

  9. Anonymous Says:

    I think its great that with more technology we will be saving more lives.  It’s funny how something like technology can be temperamental at times but we depend on it so much in our world today.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    Hello! I agree with your statement, I see so many that cannot take care of themselves at such a young age and I cannot understand why. My father is a baby boomer and suffers from gout and other health issues, he refuses to allow us to help him. He is always telling me if you don’t use it, you will lose it! He goes walking and tries to stay fit, my mother is the same way. They do not like the feeling of depending on their kids. I wish more of our elderly had the same way of thinking. I believe they are just tired from years of working and taking care of their families that now they want someone to take care of them. That I can understand!

  11. Anonymous Says:

    I work with some  of the older population daily. I have met several women that are really sick and are in need of someone to take care of them daily. I sit and talk with some of these women many on them have raised their children took care of their husband, worked and even helped take care of their grandchildren. What I noticed in these women is that they took the time to take care of everyone around them but didn’t take time to take care of themselves. I always tell my friends that we need to take care of our families but first me must take care of ourselves.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    I agree, we are completely responsible for the quality of our lives as we age. It’s great that you work with elderly ones and can share you advice with them. Education is key, we live in an age where our food and other products are injected with genetically mortified materials. The only way to combat this is to be aware of what we are putting into our bodies and to stay active.

  13. Anonymous Says:

    My comment regarding future population’s trends is that I do agree that medical technology and medicine are keeping our elderly alive longer. Test such as MRI’s and CAT scans are able to aid in the treatment and diagnosis of the patients illness and/or conditions. Cancer is being diagnosis at a very early stage and lives are being saved. I agree with making it affordable for all.

  14. Anonymous Says:

    The ‘baby-boomer’ population has already started to impact our health care system significantly. More nursing homes, assisted living facilities etc. have had to increase to account for the large increase of elderly in need of supervising care. This is just the start of this population as well, with time more elderly will be requiring assistants. As the population grows so will our technology, as this post talked about. As our technology grows so will our ability to provide better and less evasive medical care. Common surgeries will become increasingly less invasive which means less open surgeries for the elderly which means many elderly people will live longer and healthier lives.

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