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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Experts point to recent federal nursing home legislation such as PASARR (Pre-Admission Screening and Annual Resident Review).
An analysis by the nonprofit Consumer Reports listed what it considers the best and worst of the nation's 16,000 nursing homes -- including two of the best and one of the worst in the San Fernando Valley.
That is in addition to mandated nursing home care for veterans in need of such care for a service-connected disability and those needing nursing home care with service-connected disabilities rated 70 percent or above.
There is a lot of pressure on the nursing home industry today so a final decision on a real estate loan needs to take in to account good real estate lending practices, the banker explains.
The nursing home experience in this country for many people is not necessarily a positive one.
saw its nursing home business grow to 40% of its casualty premium.
Congressional action is not, however, assured, since the GOP led Congress has historically believed that nursing home regulations are a state function and has frequently attempted to reduce the federal government's role.
Apart from different resources available for purchasing care in the community, there are several reasons why the demand for nursing home care differs between Medicaid eligibles and private payers.
On New Year's Day, hundreds of disabled people in Wisconsin suddenly confronted the prospect of entering nursing homes.
For example, in Counts,(27) the taxpayer sought to deduct the expenses of nursing home care for his infirm father, who suffered from high blood pressure and a gall bladder condition.
Oregon's Seniors and People with Disabilities Division, long-term care associations and healthcare quality experts are partnering to support nursing homes in the state that volunteer for a national campaign aimed at accelerating the rate of quality improvement in nursing homes across the country.
According to the report "Funding RHIO Startup and Financing for Life: The Survey of Regional Health Information Organization Finance," released in June 2006, 14% of survey respondents indicated that nursing home/long-term care organizations have been involved at the startup phase (compared with 74% of respondents who said so of hospital organizations and 58% who said so of physician groups); 13% said nursing home organizations have been involved in the transition (preparation) phase, and 13% in the production (ready to go live) phase.

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