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LTC1LTCCristal ClarkIndependence University_HCA 462June 22, 2019Instructor Debbie Nolder
LTC2For this week’s assignment we were prompted to interview a leader in the Long-Term Care industry. We were to conduct this interview by phone or in person and then write a paper about my interaction. The person I interviewed had one task, and that was to, “Explain the reasons for the similarities and differences between key Long-Term Care service organizational structures.” I made a phone call to my best friend who is a floor manager for Kindred @ Clear Lake in Webster, Texas. Kindred is a Long-Term Acute Care facility (LTAC) that offers various services. They have an ICU Department, and three floors where different types of ‘skilled’ services are provided. I have been in the healthcare field for 17 years and have even worked at Kindred, so this is a subject I, myself, am quite familiar with. While speaking to my friend she proceeded to break some things down for me.Sometimes the biggest challenge in LTC is finding solutions to all of these opportunities for improvement. Facility leaders will need to evaluate these problems and determine the solutions that best suit their individual needs and circumstances. Administrators,

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