Long Term Care Facilities

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Throughout the semester, I have learned so much about the different aspects of a long-term health care facility. From textbook readings, class lectures, case studies, to group projects, my knowledge and understanding of what it takes to run a long-term health care facility has grown immensely. With the percentage of the population above the age of 60 about to increase rapidly, long-term facilities will become more prevalent and important. The five main aspects I would focus on as an administrator in a long-term care facility are following regulations, making correct care plans for patients, ensuring there is enough qualified staff at all times, providing stimulating activities, and ensure a comfortable and home-like atmosphere for the residents. The first consideration is following regulations.…show more content…
Living in a long-term care facility can be devastating. Residents may feel abandoned by family, sadness because their friends have passed, or a feeling of being stuck. Though there are regulations in place to keep a stand for quality of life, I think as administrator I would go above and beyond those regulations. In my opinion they need to be stricter, but since they are not, I would do my best to give our elders what they have earned and deserve. It is important to consider how a person would want the conditions of a facility that their grandmother, grandfather, mother, or father would be in when they could no long live at home. As an administrator my hope would be to make the last years of a residents life, ones they would enjoy. I hope to do so by following regulations, making correct care plans for patients, ensuring there is enough qualified staff at all times, providing stimulating activities, and ensure a comfortable and home-like atmosphere for the

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