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nursing home

1. a private hospital or residence staffed and equipped to care for aged or infirm persons
2. Brit a private maternity home

Nursing home

A building used for the lodging, boarding, and nursing care for patients of mental or physical incapacity who require care and related medical services less intense than those given in a hospital.

nursing home

A building or part thereof used for the lodging, boarding, and nursing care, on a 24-hr basis, of four or more persons who, because of mental or physical incapacity, may be unable to provide for their own needs and safety without the assistance of another person; provides facilities and services primarily for in-patients who require nursing care and related medical services less intense than those given in a general hospital or an extended-care facility.
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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.
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.

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