Implications of Ageing on Healthcare

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Running head: IMPLICATIONS OF AGEING ON HEALTHCAREIMPLICATIONS OF AGEING ON HEALTHCAREName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor Notes
2IMPLICATIONS OF AGEING ON HEALTHCARESlide 1:Hi, welcome to the webinar, which is based on the current issue that is affecting thehealthcare sector. The issue at hand is the increasing population of aged individuals. The webinarwill at first provide an overview of the problem, its impact on the healthcare sector, theperspectives of the stakeholder groups on this issue, the challenges and the opportunitiesassociated with the issue, ethical responsibilities associated with the issue, and finally thewebinar will provide a recommendation on the chosen issue. My name is John Smith and I amgoing to address the staff of the healthcare organization Medicon on this issue.Slide 2:Overview of the issueThe number of aged individuals is increasing at a rapid rate. This is due to enhancedmedical technologies and medications that have increased the longevity of the generalpopulation. The number of aged people in the United States is going to increase by 135%between 2000 and 2050. Moreover, the aged population, who are 85 or above is going toincrease by 350% (Census.gov 2018). As a result healthcare and long-term care services will alsoface a lot of pressure due to their increased demands. The implications on the healthcareorganizations will be huge and their delivery of services will also be affected. Some of theseimplications will be a shift from the treatment of acute to chronic illnesses, shortage ofhealthcare workers like paraprofessionals and nurses. The ageing population suffers from chronicdiseases like cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis and mental diseases like Alzheimer’s disease.As a result there will be an impact on the pattern of medication, with the focus shifting to
3IMPLICATIONS OF AGEING ON HEALTHCAREmanagement of the medical condition rather than curing it. This will require the healthcareprofessionals to remain engaged with the elderly population for a longer time enabling them tocope with their problems (Kirchberger et al. 2012).Figure 1: Increase in the number of aged population by 2050 in the United States(Source: Census.gov 2018)
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