PSYC 114 - California Nursing Homes

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PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT Psychology of Aging Dr. Tina Camagna California Nursing Homes A skilled nursing facility (SNF) is an institution that provides skilled nursing care, rehabilitation services, custodial care, and other health related services. The most common type of care given is custodial care, which provides assistance with the activities of daily living (ADL) – daily functions such as bathing, dressing, toileting, eating, etc. Custodial care residents are generally the frail elderly or those with cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer’s disease or vascular dementia; however, they are not receiving treatment. Only 5% of older adults, age 65 and over, reside in a SNF. Most residents return home within the first three weeks. The older the resident, the greater chance he
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Unformatted text preview: or she has of a longer stay. The typical nursing home resident in California is 75+, Euro-American, and female. Financed by: Medi-Cal – 68% Private pay – 23% Medicare – 8% • There are approximately 1,350 SNFs in California. • The average yearly cost in California is $72,000.00, based on a semi-private room in 2008. • The majority of California SNFs are owned by for profits or corporations (66%). The remaining facilities are either owned by nonprofits (27%) or the government (7%). • SNFs are licensed by the CA Department of Public Health, and inspected at least once per year. • If the facility is Medicare and/or Medi-Cal certified, it must also comply with federal government regulations....
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