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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A long-term care facility should conduct a search under such a policy only when necessary, with the written authorization of senior management, and with as much sensitivity to employees' privacy concerns as is reasonable under the circumstances.
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.
To prevent a two-tiered system from developing, every residential care facility is required to provide care to a certain percentage of residents, determined for each region by the federal government, who cannot afford an accommodation payment.
Many older adults relocate to a long-term care facility after a serious medical injury or the loss of an important figure in their support network (usually, a spouse).
Three types of cleaning methods are used in long-term care facility housekeeping: sanitation, decontamination and disinfection.
The sidebar ("Guidelines for Choosing Furnishings") contains specific features to look for (and a few to avoid) in furnishings for a long-term care facility.
Virtually every resident of a long-term care facility has at least one chronic ailment, from osteoporosis, to diabetes, to depression, to a host of others.
Meet the managers of the first long-term care facility to win a prestigious nursing award