Helping the Elderly
7 pages (1750 words)
Sarah is being treated with drugs for heart disease (Adalat, Altrace, Atenolol, Nitrostat, and Zocor), and diabetes (Glyburide), Robert for gout (Allopurinol, Colchicine), blood pressure (Atenolol), anxiety (Alprazolam), and heartburn (Prilosec). Together they spend about $6,500 a year on their drugs, or almost a third of their annual income.
Most elder people are not covered by insurance companies as they become a liability to them. More, the Insurance companies charge a high premium on the elders as the basic concept in premium calculation is "Greater the age, larger the premium".