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Introduction to Community Health
Identify the characteristic of an aging population.
Define the following groups- old, young old, middle old, and old old.
Define the terms- aged, aging, elders, gerontology, and geriatrics.
Refute several commonly held myths about the elder population.
Explain the meaning of an age pyramid.
List the factors that affect the size and age of population.
Define fertility and mortality rates and explain how they affect life expectancy.
Explain the difference between support and labor-force ratios.
Describe older adults with regard to marital status, living arrangements, racial and ethic background, economic status, and geographic location.
Explain how four health behaviors can improve the quality of later life.
Briefly outline elder abuse and neglect in the United States.
Identify the six instrumental needs of older adults.
Briefly summarize the Older Americans Act of 1965.
List the services provided for older adults in the most communities.
Explain the difference between respite care and adult day care.
Identify the four different levels of tasks with which elderly need assistance.