The Nursing Home Reform Act (LTC)

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In 1987, the Nursing Home Reform Act was introduced and has started a great leap (post Medicare and Medicaid) into the realm of quality of care for the elderly. The main objective of this Act was to make sure that residents in nursing homes received the quality of care that would ultimately maintain or achieve their highest level of mental, social and physical well being. However, since it was introduced, it has been difficult to make a collective agreement on what is considered acceptable quality of life for someone who needs LTC. This is based on regulators and policymakers simply losing track of various ailments and sudden outcomes through time. So the clear issue falls back on the idea that for the most part, LTC is inevitably in their
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