In this first Learning Plan you will review today’s long-term care system and the ever evolving changes. It is a system struggling to respond to a rapidly changing environment with new methods of delivering services and a need to address its lack of coordination and uniformity. You will define Continuum of Care and study the ideal long-term care system, look at informal care giving, and interview three individuals participating in the world of continued care. The interviews will take time to organize so begin this at the start of the Learning Plan to give you time to complete. This exercise should help you understand the issues and concerns of those involved in long term care.
Learning Plan 1
LP1 Assignment: Caregiving Interviews
This assignment will assess the competency 1. Analyze basic measures of health status and health services utilization as a continuum.
This project requires you to interview three different individuals involved in long term care. It is an important activity and time intensive.
A. Begin this assignment with an introductory overview of the different types of caregivers, their roles, and the availability of payment (if any) from third-party sources, such as insurance, for these caregivers’ services.
B. Interview the following three types of people:
• A care recipient.
• A caregiver who is not being paid (family member or friend of the care recipient).
• A professional who provides care to people with long-term illnesses (ranging from physicians to in-home assistants).
Note: Interviewing people who are part of the same dyad is not necessary. If a care recipient/caregiver pair is interviewed, each person should be interviewed alone so that answers are individual.
These interviews can be completed in person, over the phone, email, Instant Messaging, etc. However, it’s best if you can actually speak to the person.
D. Conclude the project with a critique answering the following questions, and taking into account all of the segments of the continuum of care studied to-date:
• Is the client receiving the care he/she needs?
• Are the caregivers able to provide the care needed? Why or why not?
• Is another level of care needed? Why or why not?
• What have you learned about the existing system of long-term care?
Submit this assignment to your instructor via the dropbox “LP1 Assignment: Caregiving Interviews.” This assignment is worth 60 points and will be graded according to the scoring guide below.
|10-9||Work meets or exceeds criterion at a high level of competence.|
|8||Work reflects an understanding of criterion with minor misunderstandings/misconceptions.|
|7||Criterion partially met, but one or more important concepts/skills are missing or flawed.|
|6||Work reflects an understanding of criterion with minor misunderstandings/misconceptions.|
|5-0||Criterion not met or work is absent.|
|1.||Paper details an introductory overview of the different types of caregivers, their roles, and the availability of payment (if any) from third-party sources for these caregivers’ services.|
|2.||Paper details an interview of a person receiving care.|
|3.||Paper details an interview of a formal or informal in-home caregiver.|
|4.||Paper details an interview of a professional provider.|
|5.||Paper concludes with a critique taking into account all of the segments of the continuum of care studied to-date.|
|6.||Paper is the appropriate length, demonstrates accurate and appropriate grammar and spelling, and cites references if/when appropriate.|