Institutional Care for Older Adults


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Candice is living in a health care facility, which means that she is receiving:

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1. The institutional care facility that offers the least amount of assistance is:

2. If a person needs 24-hour medical assistance and monitoring, he or she is best in a(n):

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What might lead an older adult to institutional care and what levels of care are typically offered at such institutions? You will need to be familiar with the terms used to describe these facilities in order to successfully answer the questions in this quiz and corresponding worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What one receives when in a health care facility
  • Type of facility offering the least amount of assistance
  • The facility that offers 24-hour care
  • Facility type that offers different levels of care in one location
  • Reasons to enter institutional care

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the types of institutional care available
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast independent living facilities and nursing homes
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as continuing care retirement communities
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why older adults may need institutional care

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Institutional Care for Older Adults. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define late adulthood
  • List and explain levels of institutional care
  • Identify physical and cognitive issues that could lead to institutional care
  • Use a fictitious scenario to illustrate how to choose the best type of institutional care facility