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Q: Independent living and the elderly ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Independent living and the elderly
Category: Health > Seniors
Asked by: footc-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 02 Mar 2004 15:32 PST
Expires: 01 Apr 2004 15:32 PST
Question ID: 312760
What is percentage of the elderly who lose the ability to live
independently because of incontinence and/or loss of locomotive
What we are looking for is the impact of the loss of certain abilities
such as locomotion and bladder control on the independence of seniors.
How many are effected and forced into rest rooms and nursing homes
because of these types of problems? The costs of these problems would
be helpful as well.

Request for Question Clarification by omnivorous-ga on 02 Mar 2004 15:42 PST
Footc --

You'll want to be very specific about what you consider "living
independently".  Many elderly make a first step into "assisted living"
facilities that may provide meals, but relatively little nursing care.
 Some pass a portion of their time at rehab facilities before
returning home or even returning to a nursing home.

Request for Question Clarification by omnivorous-ga on 02 Mar 2004 15:44 PST
My apologies for hitting the wrong key and not finishing the clarification request:
*  are you interested in only people in nursing homes?
*  what specific conditions do you wish to inquire about: ability to
walk?  bladder control?  need for IV medicines?  Alzheimer's disease?

Recognize too, that it's often multiple factors that lead to the
decision to use a nursing home.

Best regards,

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