Health care continues to create new services to provide care to patients that are cost effective and efficient. With the aging population, more emphasis is being place on skilled nursing facilities (nursing homes), assisted living facilities (ALFs), and continuing care communities (CCCs) in particular.
Identify a specific skilled nursing facility (nursing homes), assisted living facility (ALFs), and continuing care community (CCCs) in the community and discuss the similarities and differences between this organization's structure, staffing profile, and service emphasis compared to general acute care hospitals that also provide care to the elderly. 3 paragraphs with references© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 11:47 am ad1c9bdddf
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The Laurels is a skilled nursing facility in Northeast Ohio. The facility offers long term care for
the elderly, physical therapy, rehabilitation services, and services for kidney hemodialysis. The center
employs licensed registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, state testing nursing assistants, physical
therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, dieticians, rehabilitation staff, and nurses who
specialize in areas like wound care and restorative care. Other staff members include dietary aides and
Emeritus is a chain assisted living facility, with a location in Northeast Ohio. The facility hires
LPNs and RNs for wellness nurses, working part time during the week or on weekends. The facility
relies heavily on Nursing Assistants, who work as medication technicians or resident assistants. Nursing
assistants may assist with medications or may provide some assistant with daily living activities, and
possibly changing dressings and assisting with exercise. The facility hires activity directs and many
kitchen staff, as three meals are offered each ...
The solution compares nursing homes, assisted living and care communities.
State Assisted Living Practices and Options - Policy Issues
In US the states should build (and review) their assisted living regulations and reimbursement policies and to increase access to assisted living for low-income older people.
What is the historical perspective/background for this issue?
What is the description and characteristics of current policy?
Evaluation of the current policy from a societal perspective , including strengths and weaknesses.
Evaluation of the current policy from lobbyists or special interest perspectives, in terms of strengths and weaknesses as perceived by three interest groups for or against the current policy.
Recommend specific changes for this policy from a societal perspective.
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