Nursing Home

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Nursing Home

A residential center for persons who are unable to accomplish some or all activities for daily living. Most residents of nursing homes are elderly or disabled. Many residents in the United States receive government health care aid such as Medicare or Medicaid. Nursing homes are heavily regulated because of their sensitive nature, especially if they accept government money.
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An analysis by the nonprofit Consumer Reports listed what it considers the best and worst of the nation's 16,000 nursing homes -- including two of the best and one of the worst in the San Fernando Valley.
The cost of meeting the long-term care needs of sick and disabled veterans is skyrocketing out of sight, whether it's in a VA-operated nursing home, a state veterans' home or a community-based facility.
We've been very active with nursing homes on the commercial lending side right from the beginning and quickly saw that facility valuations were more than holding their own compared with the double-digit growth in values of commercial and residential properties.
Nursing homes working closely with their QIO improved by 33 percent on average.
The "Deficiencies" category includes all health deficiencies found during the most recent state nursing home survey and in recent complaint investigations--useful information for anyone comparing nursing homes.
Almost half of the total amount of loss costs in the Florida long-term-care industry go directly to lawyers who prosecute or defend the nursing homes, according to the Aon study.
A recent report to the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging by the General Accounting Office (GAO) of California's nursing homes reinforced these findings.
When the new law went into effect, Verridan--like many of his clients--had to call ten nursing homes within a fifty-mile radius of his home in order to prove they wouldn't take him.
While only 14% of the "young old" (those 65 to 74) are disabled, 58% of the "old old" (those 85 and older) are functionally dependent, 47% have Alzheimer's disease and 22% already live in nursing homes.
Conducted on behalf of Care Providers of Minnesota, a nursing home trade group, the poll showed 71 percent of Minnesota residents would rather receive 24-hour care by trained nursing home staff than be dependent on their relatives, compared to just 24 percent who would not use nursing homes.
Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes Campaign Aims at Accelerated Improvement, Resident and Staff Satisfaction

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