Nursing Homes Explained

Nursing Homes Explained

Nursing Homes Explained

Nursing Homes Explained

Excerpt

Long-term care facilities or nursing homes have been in business for many years in the United States. As the population ages, the quality of healthcare provided in these facilities should be of concern to average individuals within society as well as personnel in the medical profession.

By the year 2030, there will be about 8.1 million people 85 years of age or older in the United States. Longevity is increasing due to healthier lifestyles; better prevention, detection, and treatment of disease processes, and improved education and awareness. As more and more of the population can expect to reach a very advanced age, it is more important for society to have an increased awareness of gerontological nursing, nursing assistant education and training programs, state and federal regulations governing long-term care facilities, the corporate framework guiding the majority of care provided, Medicare and Medicaid funding, state survey processes, customer service, and quality assurance programs in nursing home structure.

The long-term care industry is actually one of the most highly regulated industries in the nation. It has been stated by some that nursing homes are actually regulated more strictly than nuclear . . .

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.