Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Long-term Care Facilities
Slide content:Nursing Homes Care for people who cannot live in home or community May have medical, physical, mental problems Facilities help with ADLs, provide nursing care Some are hospital-like, others are home-like Services include medical, nursing, personal care Physician draws up a plan of care Nursing care pertains to medications, acute conditions, rehabilitation, special care units Facility should be licensed/accredited, although Medicare usually does not pay 17
Slide notes:Nursing homes are intended for people who cannot remain at home or in the community because of medical issues or other physical or mental problems. Although we think of nursing homes as long-term care for the elderly, younger people sometimes need temporary nursing home care. Nursing homes provide round-the-clock assistance with activities of daily living and health care. Some are set up like hospitals, while others are more like a home, with kitchens for residents, units where couples live together, and social activities. Typically, a physician formulates a care plan when the resident moves in. Nursing care is delivered by registered nurses or licensed practical nurses, and there are usually other services available such as rehabilitation and occupational therapy. Some nursing homes have special units for people with specific problems, such as Alzheimers disease. Technically, a nursing home is categorized as a nursing facility or skilled nursing facility. Regardless, the nursing home should always be licensed and certified. Medicare does not pay for nursing homes except for certain cases of short-term nursing care. As usual, both services and prices vary widely. 17