long-term care facility


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nurs·ing fa·cil·i·ty

(nŭrs'ing fă-sil'i-tē)
Health care facility for patients who require long-term nursing or rehabilitation services; formerly known as a nursing home.
Synonym(s): assisted living facility, long-term care facility.

long-term care facility

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LTCF

An institution such as a nursing home that is capable of providing continuous care for older or chronically ill persons.
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About 71 per cent of patients with pre-admission frailty were transferred to another hospital or long-term care facility, or died, compared with only 28 per cent of patients without pre-admission frailty.
This study utilized a longitudinal cohort design that followed all older adults (65 years of age or older) admitted to any federally certified long-term care facility in Arkansas and resided there for at least one year.
Streptococcus pyogenes outbreak in a long-term care facility. Am J Infect Control 1992;20:142-8.
Guideline for infection prevention and control in the long-term care facility. Am J Infect Control 1991;19:198-215.
Because unchecked pest infestations and the misapplication of pesticides both could be serious blunders for a long-term care facility, many choose to outsource their pest management to trained professionals.
A long-term care facility should have a clearly written privacy policy detailing the rights that it reserves for itself under the law.
Another area where odor control might be needed in a long-term care facility is in the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system.
Sharbaugh's article: "Upon the transfer of a patient colonized and/or infected with MRSA from a hospital, private facility, or another facility to a nursing home or other long-term care facility, nursing and ancillary personnel need to understand that AROs are primarily opportunistic pathogens, in that they tend to cause infections in individuals who are debilitated and prone to the development of infectious complications, such as LTC residents.
The new 4th edition of Mosby's Textbook for Long-Term Care Assistants provides easy-to-read, yet comprehensive coverage of the knowledge and skills needed to perform effectively in a long-term care facility. Demonstrates key nursing assistant procedures!
As a nurse, I have often wondered: Do designers even consult with the staff of a long-term care facility before they design?
Upon the transfer of a patient colonized and/or infected with MRSA from a hospital, private facility or another facility to a nursing home or other long-term care facility, nursing and ancillary personnel need to understand that AROs are primarily opportunistic pathogens, in that they tend to cause infections in individuals who are debilitated and prone to the development of infectious complications, such as LTC residents.

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