A Long Term Care Facility

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A Long-Term Care Facility Introduction The need for effective health care and incidence of chronic health conditions are expected to increase considerably with the aging of the baby boomers’ population. It is estimated that number of Americans with chronic health conditions will reach 150 million by the year 2030 (Joseph 2006). Furthermore, current long-term care facilities designed decades ago are lagging behind the legal regulation that were established, while not accommodating the needs of the staff and the clients comfortably. Some the facilities are facing regulatory challenges that emanate from the original design and intended use. Subsequently, the requirements for cost-effective long-term care facilities must be carefully…show more content…
• Summary of your research I personally investigated the long-term facility as research project. The research process included interview of the Director of Nursing (DON) and the director of the organization. We strive to make the facility appear very homely for the residents. Behind the facade of homeliness and supportive environment is the reality of ineffective plan and facility design. To enable our clients with superior clinical services for excellent rehabilitation and healing outcomes and meet emerging technological and regulatory needs we need to renovate our facility. The research and interview indicated that we need to address certain impediments to providing effective long-term care especially for patients with dementia. Currently, we have some patients who have dementia with challenging behaviors. Not only these, we need effective in-service and pre-service training for both staff and family members on how to meaningfully work with people with challenging behavior problems due to dementia. Also, we need to increase community awareness and services provision of people with dementia as we provide excellent care to our clients. Hence, our plan will include dementia-friendly facility, expanding support and interventions for family members. Last year one of the patients with dementia broke the window and left the building. It took more than an hour before it was realized
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