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Philosophy Statement for Long term Care Project

I am working on a project that requires a philosophy of care statement about quality of life and services. The philosophy statement should include something about the staff, community and organizational issues. I've chosen assisted nursing facility and the project will be on activities between the elderly and school children. Thank you.

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1. I am working on a project that requires a philosophy of care statement about quality of life and services. The philosophy statement should include something about the staff, community and organizational issues. I've chosen assisted nursing facility and the project will be on activities between the elderly and school children. I am in need of some ideas...

This is and interesting and timely topic! One approach is to research other facilities to see how they communicate their philosophy of care, which 'real' business endeavors also do when considering opening a new facility or including a new activity. It is also important to research the 'new' philosophy of nursing facilities in general (see attached article for ideas), and why you think it is helpful to the 'residents' of a long term care facility to include interaction and activities with school children (see attached article, which discussed the new philosophy about assisted nursing). This is the approach this response takes. You can then move fairly easily to writing your own philosophy of care statement, and include the services that you intent to include at your ...

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This solution discusses an assisted nursing facility project that requires a philosophy of care statement about the quality of life and services. Specifically, it identifies several philosophy statements through illustrative examples, which includes information about the staff, community and organizational issues. Supplemented with a highly informative article on the future prospects of nursing facilities.

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