Finally, more than two thirds of consumers say they would be more likely to enroll their loved ones in a long-term care facility if they knew the facility used Clorox products (68%).
About the Survey Ketchum Global Research & Analytics designed and analyzed this nationwide online survey of 1,019 adults with a friend or family member in a long-term care facility, such as a nursing home or assisted-living facility.
Drug-testing laws vary from state to state, and a long-term care facility should seek legal counsel in drafting its drug testing policy to ensure compliance with local law.
A long-term care facility may ask ah applicant about his or her criminal record and may deny employment to a convicted felon, if the conviction is related to the job duties.
Age-related debility and chronic disease, and the medications used to treat them, also place long-term care facility residents at risk for other problems - falls, for example, and NSAID-induced gastropathy - and these, too, can be risk-managed by consultant pharmacists.
In conclusion, operating a long-term care facility continues to become ever more complex.
Problems adapting a long-term care facility
to post-acute care: "When we started with rehab seven years ago," says Zawadzki, "we thought we were doing pretty well, but the hospitals continued to think of us as a nursing home rather than as a rehab center.
In the long-term care facility, there should be a policy that staff who are ill should be discouraged from working.
Another important, but too-often-overlooked, section of the APIC/SHEA position paper describes the need for a resident health program, a vital part of infection control in a long-term care facility.
Meditrust also funded $16 million for the development of one long-term care facility
in Nevada and seven assisted living facilities in Florida, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Washington, and $43 million was funded for on-going construction of facilities already in the portfolio.
The FLSA provides for only a limited number of exemptions from overtime pay that may be applicable to a long-term care facility
- the so-called "white-collar" exemptions for executive, administrative and professional personnel.
5 million in revenues to Omnicare and approximately 9,000 long-term care facility
residents to those already receiving pharmacy services from Omnicare.