The Future of Long-Term Care: Social and Policy Issues

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International Journal of Epidemiology 26: 575-83. As America’s population ages and the first of the “baby boomers” turn 60 years old, long term care facilities are coming together to improve the quality of care and quality of life for those living or recuperating in America’s nursing homes. "Quality" means care and services that respect the individual's needs and choices, that improve the likelihood of achievable clinical outcomes, and that are consistent with evidence-based knowledge. Choose from one of four prepackaged plans or customize your own with this easy to use tool.

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Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (July 10, 1996)

ISBN: 0801853206

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S. population ages, the demand grows for long-term care. An estimated two-thirds of those who reach age 65 will eventually need long-term care, for short stays or ongoing assistance Health and Aging (Brooks/Cole series in social gerontology). Most notably the Mississippi Division of Aging and Adult Services acts as a thorough 'information portal' for many of the state's programs and services, which includes information about Mississippi's 10 agencies on aging - through which the state works directly to administer programs and services on a local or county/area level; family caregiver support; information on the State Health Insurance Program as well as a services overview of specialized services directed at seniors. * Learn Medicaid & Tricare Facilities for Mississippi - Statewide Long-Term Conditions: Challenges in Health & Social Care! After successfully completing their nursing program, students will be eligible for licensure. All states require that their nurses be licensed before they can begin legally providing care as a nurse. Obtaining a license requires all candidates to pass the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) Quacks: My two years as a patient in a VA nursing home.

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