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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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However, he notes, economic issues, relative availability of facilities, and lack of community acceptance of people with mental illnesses often leave no choice but to place such individuals in nursing homes.
People in nursing homes are frailer and sicker than ever before.
The first challenge is to estimate how many veterans will seek care from the VA and just what their nursing home needs will be.
MetBank has closed two nursing home real estate loans in the New York Metropolitan area in recent months totaling nearly $20 million and has initiated due diligence on a third, out-of-state loan.
Announced by outgoing HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson, the report on the two-year-old Nursing Home Quality Initiative (NHQI) included a call to expand its efforts through further funding of Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs).
Nursing homes that Aon surveyed said Florida represented 10% of their operation and 40% of their losses.
Another quality improvement effort will be the development of a national automated data set known as the "Minimum Data Set" to help evaluate the quality of care provided in nursing homes.
The rationale for the first approach is that nursing homes prefer private payers over Medicaid-eligibles.
Thus, people with disabilities in Wisconsin have become the most reluctant of shoppers, making their phone calls to nursing homes, and praying for rejection.
Patricia Nemore of the National Senior Citizens Law Center charges nursing homes "discriminate against Medicaid recipients" with private pay requirements, special wings, evictions and inferior food and services.
The Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes campaign kicked off Friday, September 29, 2006, at a national Nursing Home Summit in Washington, D.
For physicians with patients who are nursing home residents, the potential for better and smoother hospital admission and discharge processes seems likely because of RHIO-based data availability, while nursing homes themselves could benefit from regionally, and eventually nationally, shared clinical data to improve coordination with hospitals and overall patient care.

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