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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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

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