Korean J Hosp Palliat Care.  2011 Jun;14(2):71-80.

Models of Care for Frail Older Adults

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  • 1University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. ersekm@nursing.upenn.edu

Abstract

The growth of the aging population in Korea will challenge health and social services. As Korean society changes, the U.S. models of end-of-life care and geriatric care for frail older adults may have increasing relevance for the Korean healthcare system. This article reviews three U.S. models of care for frail older adults: hospice and palliative care, the Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and the transitional care model. We describe the strengths and limitations of each model and discuss ways in which these models could be adapted for the Korean healthcare system.

Keyword

Palliative care; Organizational models; Geriatrics

MeSH Terms

Aged
Aging
Delivery of Health Care
Frail Elderly
Geriatrics
Hospices
Humans
Korea
Models, Organizational
Palliative Care
Social Work
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