Health Issues for the Aging
The following post has two assignments namely;
1.Health Issues for the Aging
Write a 1,100 word paper that addresses a health issue for older individuals. Include the following:
Evaluate what the literature suggests as a resolution to your chosen issue.
Discuss any attempts to incorporate the solution into public policy.
Determine the barriers to implementation of the solution.
Analyze the options being discussed for public and/or private funding.
Propose your own recommendation.
Jane, a 66-year-old Caucasian, is 5-years postmenopausal. She smokes 30 packs of cigarettes per year, has COPD, asthma, and a history of frequent oral steroid tapers. Jane is unable to walk very often due to dyspnea. Because she is lactose intolerant, she takes calcium 600 mg daily with vitamin D. She had her first DEXA scan and her T score at her spine was -2.4 SD and the T score at her left hip was -3.0 SD.
Create an illustration, diagram, infographic, or any visual to educate Jane using terms she would comprehend that includes the following:
• Explains her T scores.
• Identifies what diagnoses she has?
• Identifies what risk factors she has?
• What treatment do you propose for her?
• What is the rationale for treating patients to avoid negative sequelae?