Nursing Homes And The Nursing Home Facility

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For those who are not familiar with nursing homes , nursing homes is occupied by residents of all demographic 65 years and older with low function morbidities on their activities of daily living like eating, bathing, dressing, toileting ,transferring and continence. However, nursing homes provided other services like skilled nursing ,this are services that provided for non-permanent residents .non-permanent residents are patients that come for a short period of time due to need of medical services. Usually, the length of stay Lange from 90days and above depend on their prognosis. The main reason these patients are admitted to the nursing home facility for short stay is to receive post hospitalization and post-operative care like intravenous medication, physical and occupational therapy. Each year, millions of older people 65 and older fall. In fact, more than one out of four older people fall each year. One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. Each year, 2.8 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall related injuries. (CDC,2015).Fall in the nursing home is a huge problem .Elder people living in nursing homes die every year due to falls related injury .These falls cause so many injuries leaving our patient with permanent injury each year. Fall prevention in the long-term care it can be very challenging, especially when you are dealing with older patients with cognitive impaired, especially when you don’t
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