nursing home


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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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Kevin Sullivan is now championing efforts to ensure that persons with mental illnesses are placed in community-based facilities rather than nursing homes on grounds that nursing home beds are far more costly than home or community care.
We couldn't agree more,'' said Mike Connors of the Pasadena office of California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, which has sued the state for failing to investigate nursing home complaints in a timely manner.
Looking ahead, the challenge is whether and how much the VA will pay for long-term care in each of the three nursing home settings.
And, in the case of nursing home real estate loans, by focusing on property valuations as well as P & L statements.
McClellan noted that the department's popular Nursing Home Compare Web site (www.
The litigation issue is especially acute in Florida and Texas, where strong patients' rights laws have invited a flurry of lawsuits on behalf of nursing home residents.
HCFA will be looking to ensure the nursing home industry has developed strategies to prevent dehydration, malnutrition, and decubitus ulcers.
But in Terri Desjardin's case, because of her parents' age and declining health, going to a nursing home seems like a real possibility.
By law, medically eligible Medicaid patients receive unlimited, publicly financed custodial care in nursing homes of their choice.
Almost three-fourths (73 percent) believe the quality of nursing home care is better in Minnesota than in other parts of the country.
In Oregon, the LANE will be a collaboration of organizations that support and promote quality care and environments for nursing home residents and staff.

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