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Running Head: Quality Patient Indicator Proposal 1 Quality Patient Indicator Proposal- Milestone One Reena Varghese Southern New Hampshire University NUR 400
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QUALITY PATIENT INDICATOR PROPOSAL 2 Quality Patient Indicator Proposal- Milestone One Elderly population and disabled needs care and they are important part of the healthcare system. Population who need severe medical attention represent the nursing home patients. A lack of financial resources or family caregivers also contributes to the need for these institutions (Congressional Budget Office, 1991). Many factors contribute to the decision to place parents in nursing home. Most of the nursing home population have memory loss, forgetfulness, delirium, Alzheimer’s, difficulty with making decisions. It is difficult to care for patients at home once they are incontinent. Patients depends on the nursing staff for activities of daily living (ADLs), including bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring from a bed or chair, feeding, and mobility. “The most frequently occurring behavior problem was socially inappropriate behavior, such as making disruptive sounds, inappropriate sexual behavior or disrobing in public, smearing or throwing food or feces, and hoarding” (Krauss and Altman, 2004). Some nursing homes are also part of skilled nursing facility (SNF). SNF care is health care given when you need skilled nursing or therapy staff to manage, observe, and evaluate your care like intravenous injections and physical therapy (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services, 2015). Skilled care is covered by Medicare only for a short time after a hospitalization and will only cover skilled care when you meet certain conditions.
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