A long-term care facility may ask ah applicant about his or her criminal record and may deny employment to a convicted felon, if the conviction is related to the job duties.
A long-term care facility should consult with legal counsel before establishing any employment testing requirements.
Age-related debility and chronic disease, and the medications used to treat them, also place long-term care facility residents at risk for other problems - falls, for example, and NSAID-induced gastropathy - and these, too, can be risk-managed by consultant pharmacists.
In conclusion, operating a long-term care facility continues to become ever more complex.
Problems adapting a long-term care facility
to post-acute care: "When we started with rehab seven years ago," says Zawadzki, "we thought we were doing pretty well, but the hospitals continued to think of us as a nursing home rather than as a rehab center.
Francis Nursing Center, a 115-bed long-term care facility
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) offer a position paper, "Infection Prevention and Control in the Long-Term Care Facility," published in the December 1997 issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.
In the long-term care facility, there should be a policy that staff who are ill should be discouraged from working.
Meditrust also funded $16 million for the development of one long-term care facility
in Nevada and seven assisted living facilities in Florida, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Washington, and $43 million was funded for on-going construction of facilities already in the portfolio.
The FLSA provides for only a limited number of exemptions from overtime pay that may be applicable to a long-term care facility
- the so-called "white-collar" exemptions for executive, administrative and professional personnel.
5 million in revenues to Omnicare and approximately 9,000 long-term care facility
residents to those already receiving pharmacy services from Omnicare.