Long-term care facilities no longer house just elderly patients. According to the 2015 Nursing Home Data Compendium, in 2014 15.5% of LTC patients were under the age of sixty-five, up from 10% in 1998.
This combination of a medical home — a coordinated and family-centric model of care — and palliative care delivered in in the home setting includes advanced care planning, symptom management, as well as care for spiritual, social or psychological needs.
When leaders create a caring work environment, employees in turn, are more willing and able to create a caring environment for patients and residents. It behooves us to create a person-centered workplace.
Do you often ask yourself what gives your skilled nursing facility its identity or what makes it stand out amongst competitors? If your patients, residents and staff come to mind, you're on the right track. But, now what?
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Many modern long-term care facility managers are faced with a growing variety of responsibilities and challenges when it comes to maintenance.
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Friendly employees who naturally take a genuine interest in other people can do wonders for creating a warm and inviting culture. Interactions between guests and residents become less institutional and more friendly.
If there's a situation between you and a mean nurse that's constantly affecting patient care and could yield negative patient outcomes, then you have an ethical obligation to address it. Otherwise, keep smiling, remain engaged with others, and support your fellow nurses.
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