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If a health care facility desires to move toward integrating environmental criteria into purchasing decisions, it may benefit from the use of a decision support tool, such as the assessment of the environmental impact of a medical product through all of its life cycle stages--manufacturing, packaging, distribution, use, and end-of-life.
As noted earlier, the variety of microenvironments within a long-term care facility make it a tough place to treat with just one set of procedures.
A long-term care facility should have a clearly written privacy policy detailing the rights that it reserves for itself under the law.
Meridian Village II, a 133-bed assisted liiving, independent living and sheltered care facility in Glen Carbon, III, funded with $15.
Routine care in a long-term care facility frequently involves soiling; the mode of transmission of MRSA is contact.
The patients had lived in a long term care facility for an average of 47.
Acquiring a long-term care facility is like navigating a minefield: There are known risks, unknown liabilities, and always the uneasy feeling that unforeseen dangers are lurking.
Some food for thought: A recent study found that more than 91% of patients admitted to a subacute care facility were malnourished or at risk of malnutrition.
Admissions questions asking a male resident about his wife and children; pictures on the wall showing only malefemale couples; a woman's lesbian partner questioned about her relationship to the resident when she visits; staff not trained to handle gender-variant residents; and the possibility of abuse and discrimination--all these factors can lead a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) resident of a long-term care facility to feel depressed, isolated, unappreciated and unacknowledged.