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ACUTE VERSUS LONG-TERM CARE Ruth Perez Individual Project 3 American Intercontinental University AIU Online
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ACUTE VERSUS LONG-TERM CARE Abstract Both long-term and acute care represents two different means of the spectrum in the continuation of care. Acute care is normally medical care intended to treat an acute condition such as a stroke or heart attack, and treatment is given by a hospital physician. However, long- term care entails personal care service, therapeutic care, and other services that may be needed by an individual with mental and/or physical impairment and lacks ability to function with no assistance.
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ACUTE VERSUS LONG-TERM CARE SERVICE OPERATONS The board of directors has suggested initiating a separate long-term care facility with an approximate amount of 30 beds. As Operations Vice President, I believe there are several points to be considered operationally prior to doing so. There are many differences between a hospital or acute care and long-term care facilities. For example; in acute care any population of any condition in infection diseases or accidents can be treated in facilities such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, physicians and practitioners office and will or may go through research, medical insurance or veteran’s administration. In long-term care, individuals such as the elderly or those with disabilities are eligible to be admitted to skill nursing, assisted living facilities, receive home care services and are more likely to be seen by therapists and paraprofessionals. These individuals would be admitted for functional limitations, permanent disability or chronic conditions that limit their daily activities. The goals of these long term
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