Long-Term Care Simulation Moving into a nursing home may be a planned decision based on a gradual loss of independence or a crisis upon discharge from a hospital. During gradual loss of abilities, home and community-based care, senior housing, retirement communities, and assisted living facilities are viable options. Choosing to elevate Mrs.W life into a nursing home could have been the greatest challenge for the case worker in this simulation. No one likes to imagine themselves spending their days in the confines of a nursing home by the time they hit their 70s or 80s. After all, we're living longer and healthier lives than our parents and grandparents thanks to medical advances and (for some) healthier diets. The overall proportion of over-65s currently living in nursing homes is still relatively small, at about 5pc. It is important to know how an individual will pay for nursing home care and it is important to decide on the best facility within Mrs.W financial means. However, that does not mean she
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2012 for the course HEALTHCARE HCA 240, B taught by Professor Nicoletrochta during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.