Health Care Treatment in Late Adulthood


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Which of the following BEST describes an illness that is long-lasting and treatable, yet not curable?

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1. Which of the following refers to an illness with a sudden onset?

2. How are inpatient and outpatient facilities different?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet assess your understanding of the health care issues for people in late adulthood. Practice questions focus on the definition of acute and chronic illness, distinctions between inpatient and outpatient facilities, and what constitutes a long-term care facility.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this assessment tool to answer questions about:

  • The differences between acute and chronic illnesses
  • The different types of health care facilities
  • The uses of various health care facilities

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills through this assessment:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define acute and chronic illnesses
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast outpatient and inpatient facilities
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the uses of the various health care facilities available for older adults

Additional Learning

Older adults have different health care needs than younger people. Learn more about their needs in this lesson called Health Care Treatment in Late Adulthood. This lesson will cover:

  • What constitutes late adulthood
  • What are the health issues for older adults
  • The types of health care facilities available for older adults