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Unformatted text preview: of; for example, if a patient has dementia or Alzheimer’s then it is crucial to find a facility that cares for these needs and has a staff that is able to provide the care. I did not see any alternatives to Mrs. W’s long-term care plan. A nursing home was the best option for her because she lost her support system at home and her only child lives 1,500 miles away. At that particular point in Mrs. W’s life, she needs around-the-clock care and would be unable to care for herself. A rehabilitation center would not have helped her and it would be a horrible idea to allow her to try to live on her own....
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- Spring '10
- Geriatrics, Long-term care, Care of residents, Mrs. W, Kristy Taylor