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By Brenda Lewis Cleary PhD RN FAAN

Winner of an AJN booklet of the yr Award! Nursing houses are wealthy repositories of knowledge, but are underutilized for managed study experiences. This booklet is a hands-on advisor to undertaking long term care learn in either nursing houses and residential care settings. It deals an summary of attainable study within the box besides useful details on how you can achieve entry to and paintings with complicated associations that will not welcome switch. the writer additionally indicates the best study method for long term care settings, and the way to enforce and disseminate profitable examine.

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Measurement of Quality and Outcomes of Long-Term Care In long-term care settings, as along the rest of the health-care continuum, research efforts are increasingly focused on evidence-based care or outcomes research (Castle, Zinn, Brannon, & Mor, 1997). Harrington and colleagues (1999) found that stakeholders representing diverse and sometimes adversarial positions agreed on the three most important measures of how well the nation's nursing homes are doing their jobs. , advocacy positions created by the Older Americans Act) (Lieberman, 2000), and other advocates alike ranked quality of care provided by staff, quality of life of residents, and residents' rights as the three most important quality concepts.

Assisted living arrangements were shown to benefit low income elders' maintenance of functional ability or management of functional decline in a study by Fonda, Clipp, and Maddox (2002). Although federal regulatory reform issued a clear message about the undesirability of physical and/or chemical restraints, and since virtually nobody believes that mechanisms to restrict movement are humane, the prevention of falls and related injuries is a complex challenge in long-term care. In nursing homes in particular, part of the dilemma stems from families' unrealistic expectations that a resident will never fall and fears of litigation by the nursing home staff.

Housekeeping, cooking, laundry, and other chores; (3) nursing services such as monitoring and treatments, including medication assistance; (4) supervision and oversight; (5) rehabilitation services; and (6) case management. Long-term care provided in the home can be broadly grouped into five categories: rehabilitation, convalescent care, ongoing care, hospice care, and respite care. Health services provided include nutritional care, social work, laboratory tests and x-rays, pharmacy services, dental, optical, and podiatric care, and equipment and supplies (National Association for Home Care, 2002).

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