Drug-testing laws vary from state to state, and a long-term care facility
should seek legal counsel in drafting its drug testing policy to ensure compliance with local law.
Some of the most common difficulties in adapting to life in a long-term care facility
are a decrease in independence, being uncomfortable with other residents, missing their previous home and being uncomfortable with the new environment.
Three types of cleaning methods are used in long-term care facility
housekeeping: sanitation, decontamination and disinfection.
The sidebar ("Guidelines for Choosing Furnishings") contains specific features to look for (and a few to avoid) in furnishings for a long-term care facility
Frank Tripodi is the executive health director and CEO of Monroe County Hospital, a 566-bed chronic long-term care facility
in Rochester, NY, and is a board member of the Rochester Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (RAHSA).
Virtually every resident of a long-term care facility
has at least one chronic ailment, from osteoporosis, to diabetes, to depression, to a host of others.
Meet the managers of the first long-term care facility
to win a prestigious nursing award