Parkway is a 105-bed, skilled and intermediate care
facility offering private and semi-private rooms.
Its cost-saving closure formed part of an intermediate care
review, which will see additional community support developed over the next year and includes"a model which proposes supporting people at home directly from hospital".
The following keywords were used: "Medium Care Unit" OR "Intermediate Care
Unit" OR "High Care Unit" OR "High Dependency Unit" OR "Progressive Care Unit" OR "Step Up Unit" OR "Step Down Unit" OR "Transitional Care Unit" and synonyms of those (see Supplementary file 2 for all search terms).
The facilities include Meadow View Nursing and Rehabilitation, a 112-bed skilled nursing facility in Nampa, Idaho; Utah Valley Healthcare and Rehabilitation, a 99-bed skilled nursing facility in Provo, Utah; Heritage Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation, a 115-bed skilled nursing facility in Roy, Utah; and Wide Horizons Intermediate Care
Facility, an 83-bed intermediate care
facility for individuals with intellectual disability in Ogden, Utah.
Subjects for this study were a convenience sample of patients on a pulmonary and renal intermediate care
This year, we are investing PS17.5m in the Intermediate Care
Fund to continue those projects which have already proven to be successful in helping people remain in their own homes.
In Mid and West Wales, more intermediate care
beds, flats and dementia 'move-on' flats will be established.
It follows a report from the Care Quality Commission into Liverpool Community Health Trust's intermediate care
unit, based at Fazakerley hospital, which said staff had told them about "intimidating", "unresponsive" and "bullying" managers.
The cuts are due to the fact EUR13million is being taken out of the allocation to make funding available for a pilot initiative on intermediate care
for elderly patients discharged from hospitals.
The proposal also includes the possible closure of the emergency department (ED) at Hawera Hospital and the option of transferring palliative and intermediate care
beds to an aged-care facility in Hawera.
Thanks in part to the fairly recent overhaul of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Section 232 program, which insures mortgage loans to facilitate the construction and substantial rehabilitation of nursing homes, intermediate care
facilities and assisted-living facilities, development of an assisted living and Alzheimer's care facility in Missouri City, Texas is underway.
"The increase in money will allow the local NHS to keep down waiting times, improve patient choice, provide care closer to people's homes, as well as strengthen and improve access to primary care, intermediate care
and community services."