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Service Delivery for Older Adults

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Which of the following best describes why cultural competency is important for service delivery to older adults?

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1. What trend will affect the provision of services to older adults in the future?

2. What issue(s) are most likely to negatively affect the ability for the medical community to meet the demands of a growing population of older adults?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of service delivery for older adults with this quiz and worksheet combo. To pass the quiz, you will need to know about trends affecting the growing population of older adults, as well as the needs and challenges for meeting their medical and service needs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Issues that negatively complicate the ability to meet the demands of a growing population of older individuals
  • Why it is difficult to estimate the true needs of older adults
  • How to best provide for an older patient of mental health services
  • Why cultural competency is important for service delivery
  • A future trend(s) that will affect the provision of services to older adults

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts about the growing population of elderly people to examine information about medical services in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding issues that affect the ability to provide for older adults
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about cultural competency from the related lesson on delivering services to older adults

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about the provision of services for older individuals, then check out the corresponding lesson called Service Delivery for Older Adults. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify challenges that medical providers may face in delivering service to older adults
  • Understand how service expectations change
  • Learn how the number of older adults will change in coming years
  • Recognize difficulties in preparing for service needs
  • Define stigma
  • Understand how service providers must develop cultural competency
  • Define cultural competency
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