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What are the three current strengths and three current weaknesses of our current long term care system? What is the one criterion that should be included in long term care systems now?

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Long term care is client-centered. Today's long term care providers work hard to provide care that focuses on the individual client's needs, rather than simply focusing on a set of services that may or may not be useful. It is readily available in many regions of the U.S., though it may not be available in all areas. It is provided by a variety of healthcare businesses, such as hospitals, home health agencies and long term care facilities. Long term care is improving in quality. With the regulation required by government programs, facilities and care givers must meet certain standards, to maintain eligibility for funding of services (Pratt, 2010). The regulations and standards are ...

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An assessment is presented to evaluate three current strengths and three current weaknesses of our current long term care system.

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a. Describe each system.

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Communism or socialism would be the other main economic system. In this system there is little or no individual control over the economy. The government determines what will be produced, how much can/will be charged for goods and services, what job an individual will work at and how much he/she will be paid. Additionally the government usually controls most or all of the industries and utilities considered vital to national productivity. These would include electricity, communications, media, road construction, military etc. As with capitalism, there is really no true 100% communistic nation in the world because it would self-destruct. China tried pure communism in the decades following World War II and nearly brought the economy to a standstill as the bureaucracy tried to micro-manage every aspect of the economy. Today they use a very capitalistic economic system while retaining communism in politics and social engineering.

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