to the Long-Term Care Network for Care in Aging. To begin reviewing
content, cases or resources, make a selection from the following list
of core concepts:
Introduction to Long-term Care
Long-term care is a multi-faceted and broad area of health care. Navigating through the many confusing patient options-such as skilled nursing facilities, at home care, and assisted living facilities- can be difficult. Understanding the goals and...
Pain is a serious health issue, both physically and economically. Chronic pain can hinder daily activities, slow recovery from illness or surgery, and exacerbate disabilities. Acute pain is one of the leading causes of hospitalization. All types of...
Materials on the signs and symptoms, treatment, and causes of heart failure.
Assessing and managing the nutrition levels of long-term care recipients is an important task. Proper nutrition is essential for maintaining a person's quality of life, speeding healing, and managing chronic illnesses.
Quality of Care
There is an urgent need for fundamental change to close the quality gap that exists in multiple areas of our health care sytem. Long-term care professionals and their organizations must lead the way to improve this aspect of our health care sytem. ...
Medical Direction / Attending Physicians
Physicians provide leadership in long-term care through their roles as medical directors and attending physicians.
Older adults face issues of death and dying more frequently than other populations. With high rates of chronic illness and disability, this group needs to work with providers to clearly discern their preferences for end-of-life care. Families also...
Infectious Disease Management
With the congregate living of frail older adults in various long-term care settings comes a hieghtened importance of infectious disease prevention and control of transmission. The medical directors of long-term care facilities must stay abreast of...
Falls Education for Nursing Home Staff
This folder offers modules on key elements of preventing falls and fall related injury through recognizing patients at risk and intervening appropriately.