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Aging and Long Term Care

1.  Some of the physical changes associated with aging are the neurons in the brain decrease, the size of the heart increases and the kidneys shrink.
A) True
B) False
2.  Among older adults, what is the leading cause of injuries and hospital admissions?
A) falls
B) car accidents
C) depressive episodes
3.  The average life expectancy in the United States today is
A) close to 60
B) close to 65
C) close to 77
D) close to 90
4.  Depression in the elderly often co-occurs with what
A) strokes
B) diabetes
C) cancer
D) All of the Above
5.  Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most feared mental disorders because of its gradual, yet relentless, attack on memory.
A) True
B) False
6.  Common symptoms of Alzheimers disease include psychosis, agitation and wandering.
A) True
B) False
7.  Ageism is reflected in employment discrimination, patronizing attitudes and negative media images.
A) True
B) False
8.   If a patient is having trouble bathing, managing finances, or driving, what should be done first?
A) talk to a pastor
B) consult with a doctor
C) avoid others
9.  What percentage of Long Term Care is received in a home-like setting?
A) 15%
B) 30%
C) 50%
D) 80%
10.  Elderly adults often are reluctant to accept help from loved ones because
A) they feel threatened
B) they fear losing their independence
C) they feel unloved
11.  What are signs that the elderly person may need extra attention?
A) Poor hygiene
B) Changes in health including weight loss
C) Difficulty with basic tasks
D) All of the Above
12.  The average cost of a semi-private nursing home bed is how much per year?
A) $10,000
B) $15,000
C) $20,000
D) $50,000
13.  Assisted living is usually available in large apartments and board and care homes.
A) True
B) False
14.  Long-term care ombudsmen are advocates for whom?
A) families of the elderly
B) residents of assisted living facilities
C) elders with alcohol addiction
15.  Research has shown that caregivers often are at increased risk for depression.
A) True
B) False
16.  Skilled nursing facilities provide medical care and rehabilitation for residents, who are mostly very frail or suffer from the later stages of dementia.
A) True
B) False
17.  Mandated reporters must report actual or suspected physical and sexual abuse, abandonment, isolation, financial abuse, mental abuse, or neglect of an elder or dependent adult.
A) True
B) False
18.  Individuals that are at risk to fare poorly during retirement are those who typically do not want to retire, who are compelled to retire because of poor health, or who experience a significant decline in their standard of living.
A) True
B) False

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