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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that, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, states can be required to place Medicaid-funded patients in their least restrictive settings, e.g., those with mental disabilities in community settings rather than in institutions such as nursing homes. The key issues in placement, according to the court, are:
In any case, nursing home care is a costly proposition and one that will be increasingly more difficult to meet in the years ahead.
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.
Alice Hedt, executive director of the National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, based in Washington, D.C., called for more focus on facilities known to be poor performers.
After drastically raising rates and retentions three years ago, AIG has written a small amount of nursing home business in the past six to nine months, Bucilla said.
User's fee legislation, if enacted, may increase expenses minimally to the nursing home industry.
"But there was never any explanation of how people should know if what the nursing homes say is accurate.
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.
The software that Kelso and his colleagues at Mission Health Services are codeveloping with a vendor, the Salt Lake City-based BlueStep, Inc., will provide a platform for nursing homes to share data with acute-care and other providers.
In addition to specialized gardens, nursing home facilities are adding courtyards and other senior-friendly outdoor spaces for residents and visiting family members to use.
General Accounting Office's July 2003 study, "Nursing Home Quality: Prevalence of Serious Problems," 20 percent of homes originally deemed deficiency free by state investigators were found to actually have "serious, quality-of-care" issues when reviewed by federal surveyors.
With the average cost of a nursing home running between $25,000 and $50,000 annually, half of all couples with one spouse in a nursing home have lost their life savings within a year.

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