To help the public understand the plight of long-term care facilities
and the realities of long-term care, facilities and insurance companies alike need to engage in a comprehensive public-education program.
Depression is common within long-term care facilities
Long-term care facilities
and acute care facilities give care to the same person who was transferred.
At a time when regulatory scrutiny of long-term care facilities
, as well as the imposition of major fines and penalties, have increased, the purchaser of a long-term care facility should heed the ancient adage caveat emptor--"let the buyer beware.
NeighborCare is one of the largest post-acute healthcare service providers in the country, serving long-term care facilities
, home care patients, and the general public.
Fall-related injuries are also increasing costs for long-term care facilities
in the form of increased liability.
This means that for the first time, comparative data on quality of care in all long-term care facilities
will become generally available to consumers, hospital discharge planners, case managers, policymakers, researchers, long-term care providers and many others.