The majority of consumers cite overall cleanliness as a top factor influencing their decision in selecting a long-term care facility
for a friend or family member (71%).
Streptococcus pyogenes outbreak in a long-term care facility
Because unchecked pest infestations and the misapplication of pesticides both could be serious blunders for a long-term care facility
, many choose to outsource their pest management to trained professionals.
A long-term care facility
Sharbaugh's article: "Upon the transfer of a patient colonized and/or infected with MRSA from a hospital, private facility, or another facility to a nursing home or other long-term care facility
, nursing and ancillary personnel need to understand that AROs are primarily opportunistic pathogens, in that they tend to cause infections in individuals who are debilitated and prone to the development of infectious complications, such as LTC residents.
Joseph Medical Center, a 152-staffed bed acute care hospital in Brainerd, MN and Benedictine Health Center a long-term care facility
with a 120-bed skilled nursing facility, 25 assisted living units, and 45 independent living units.
Admissions questions asking a male resident about his wife and children; pictures on the wall showing only malefemale couples; a woman's lesbian partner questioned about her relationship to the resident when she visits; staff not trained to handle gender-variant residents; and the possibility of abuse and discrimination--all these factors can lead a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) resident of a long-term care facility
to feel depressed, isolated, unappreciated and unacknowledged.
Kathy Brown, of Corpus Christie, Texas, is a former Director of Nursing at a long-term care facility
who recently wrote MyZiva.
Moving to a long-term care facility
can provide a special challenge to a resident's sense of independence.
HCPro created this book to help long-term care facility
staff answer their most urgent questions regarding HIPAA, which goes into effect in April 2003.
A joint application with a local educational or literacy promotion program can result in a long-term care facility
providing free instruction in English as a new language to foreign-born hires.
Now, not only do we find available long-term beds for patients, allow hospitals and community care facilities to exchange patient data, and actually reserve the bed, but we also facilitate the actual transportation of the patient from the hospital to the long-term care facility