Basic Geriatric Nursing 7th Edition Williams Test Bank Chapter 01: Trends and Issues Williams: Basic Geriatric Nursing, 7th Edition MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. What fact explains the shift of health care focus toward the older adult in the late 1960s? a. Disability was viewed as unavoidable. b. Complications from disease increased mortality. c. Older adults’ needs are similar to those of all adults. d. Preventive health care practices increased longevity. ANS: D 2. To what age group does the term “aged” apply? a. 55–64 years of age b. 65–74 years of age c. 75–84 years of age d. 85 and older ANS: C 3. Which is true of ageism? a. It is discrimination against persons solely on the basis of age. b. It causes a person to fear aging. c. It involves the use of cultural sensitivity to address concerns of aging. d. It focuses on resources for the older adult. ANS: A 4. What is the most beneficial legislation that has influenced health care for the older adult? a. Medicare and Medicaid b. Elimination of the mandatory retirement age c. The Americans with Disabilities Act d. The Drug Benefit Program ANS: A 5. What housing option for the older adult offers the privacy of an apartment with restaurant-style meals and some medical and personal care services? a. Government-subsidized housing b. Long-term care facility c. Assisted-living center d. Group housing plan ANS: Cread more
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