Nursing home care
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A nursing home, convalescent home or skilled nursing facility (SNF), care home, rest home or intermediate care facility provides a type of residential care. It is a place of residence for people who require, as determined by a local hospital social worker and their nursing facility provider, continual nursing care and have significant difficulty coping with the required activities of daily living. Nursing aides and skilled nurses are usually available 24 hours a day, and most are large congregate care facilities with government funding. These facilities are supplemental or competing classes to home care, home health, community services-non-facility, and home and community-based Medicaid waiver services.
Before the Industrial Revolution, elderly care was largely in the hands of the family who would support elderly relatives who could no longer do so themselves. Charitable institutions and parish poor relief were other sources of care.
Regulations and Facility versus LTSS Oversight
In most countries, there is a degree of government oversight and regulation over the nursing home industry. These regulatory bodies are usually tasked with ensuring patient safety for the residents and improving the standard of care.
Care homes, both private and local authority, are regulated by SCSWIS (Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland) in Scotland. In England, care homes are regulated by the CQC – The Care and Quality Commission.
- Assisted living
- Certified Medical Director
- Home care
- International Association for Homes and Services for the Aging
- List of companies operating nursing homes
- Retirement village
- Supported housing
- Community integration
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