Understanding Consumer Perception of Long-Term Care Facilities
The results of a recent survey by Clorox Professional Products Company further underline the importance of maintaining a clean and healthy facility since cleanliness and the risk of infection are top concerns among consumers with a friend or facility member in a long-term care facility.
Ken South, an aging-initiative fellow with the Policy Institute of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, explains, many seniors in their seventies and eighties in long-term care facilities
today are not interested in being out "A lot of facilities will rightly say, 'Well, I've never had a gay senior callus, send us a letter or ask us for a service.
Long-term care facilities
often plan very large events and activities that involve a large number of residents and staff.
The study demonstrated a relationship between information technology and the quality of care for people living in long-term care facilities
Both the long-term care facilities
and the visiting nurse programs were profitable in fiscal 2004.
It's critical that all long-term care facilities
be prepared in the event of a fire or evacuation," noted Ed Walker, Fire Chief in Weston, Massachusetts.
The main issue for long-term care entities is the inadequate governmental reimbursement and 10 of the 15 non-obligated group long-term care facilities
operated at a loss in fiscal 2003.
The use of video monitoring devices is becoming widespread throughout the country, and some are already being used in long-term care facilities
, regardless of whether administrators consent to--or are even aware of--their presence.
Sky's capabilities enhance McKesson's bar coded product offering to pharmacies in health systems, hospitals, acute and long-term care facilities
and other institutional care providers.
Maturing and elderly adults living in long-term care facilities
, because of their age-related decline in resistance, daily face potential threats to their health from the spread of urinary tract and respiratory infections (influenza, pneumonia), infected pressure ulcers, gastroenteritis, conjunctivitis and other bacterial and viral infections.
Tressler Lutheran Services, headquartered in Allentown, PA, is comprised of 10 long-term care facilities
including 1,267 nursing beds, 188 assisted living units and 413 independent living units located in Central Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware.
Ontario's 618 long-term care facilities
will be governed by one statute, replacing the three laws which have governed these facilities for many years.