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A Day For A Nursing Home

- One day, we all may end up in a nursing home. Many do not think of what can happen once you turn 60. Suppose you live with your parents and work all day you get a call that your father, who is 65, has fallen. You may not think of what happened, but just thinking about if his ok and hopping it is not a big deal. Just wanting for your father get well a soon as possible. Not thinking a fall to an elderly person can do major damage. Then it hits you, your father will have to go into a nursing home for therapy....   [tags: Nursing, Nursing home, Geriatrics, Home care]

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Healthcare Management : A Model Of Nursing Home

- As a nursing home model, Green Houses are obviously providers of long-term care services, including basic nursing and medical services. According to Kane et al., “A group of GHs on a campus or scattered in a residential neighborhood operates under a nursing home license and within a state’s usual Medicaid reimbursement amounts, although a redistribution of expenditures could occur (2007). Researchers of healthcare management (and healthcare managers themselves) have an interest in studying the differences healthcare management variables that arise between different nursing home models....   [tags: Nursing home, Nursing, Healthcare, Home care]

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A Lesson from a Nursing Home

- Youth. Health. When do we ever realize how important they are. When do we stop and notice how agile we are, how lucky we are to be able to care for ourselves. How much does independence affect our lives. How often do we say “Thank you g-d; I can walk on my own feet, hear with my ears, and feed myself with my very own hands.” Sometimes it takes a stark contrast to put us in our place and show us how much there is to be thankful for. It was a regular, hectic Friday morning when the call came in. My grandmother had gotten up in the middle of the night, and taken a bad fall....   [tags: nursing home, health, family,]

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My Work For A Nursing Home Management Company

- The organization I work for is a nursing home management company. That’s the simple definition. Health Services Management Group manages of the operations of eleven (11) skilled nursing facilities (SNF), and three (3) home health agencies (HHA). Each of the SNFs and HHAs are operated/licensed by a single purpose entity. Of these long term care providers, one (1) SNF and two (2) HHAs are operated as non-profit organizations. The purpose of the non-profit providers, ultimately, is to fund The Trousdale School....   [tags: Nursing home, Nursing]

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The Importance Of A Licensed Nursing Home Administrator

- A licensed nursing home administrator is qualified to be the successful administrator of a hospital and any health care organization in the long-term care continuum: life care communities, home health agencies, hospice, assisted living and senior living centers. With the baby boomer generation aging and retiring, leaving voids in the job field along with health care having to satisfy a larger elderly population. Health nursing home administrator is an individual educated and trained within the field of nursing home administration who carries out the policies of the licensee of a nursing home and is licensed in accordance the state (“Nursing home administrator program,2016)....   [tags: Health care, Nursing home, Nursing, Healthcare]

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Visit Cayuga Ridge Nursing Home

- On Wednesday, April 20th, my group was afforded the opportunity to visit Cayuga Ridge during a meeting between Baschki (union rep), her stewards, and some bargaining unit members. Being able to hear and actually see how the union interacts with its members, and the issues they brought up was certainly auspicious and a tremendous learning opportunity. Upon entering the Cayuga Ridge Nursing Home, we were instantly exposed to a really poor working environment. It was clear that the nursing home was quite dirty, very out of date, and just poorly maintained....   [tags: Nursing, Employment, Wage, Nursing home]

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Improving The Nursing Home : A Framework For Professional Nursing Practice

- Hadly Ureste Improving the Care in Nursing Homes Review of Research: Everyday Excellence: A Framework for Professional Nursing Practice in Long-Term Care Central Community College A nursing home is normally the highest level of care for older adults outside of a hospital. Nursing homes provide what is called custodial care, including getting in and out of bed, and providing assistance with feeding, bathing, dressing and medication needs. However, nursing homes differ from other senior housing facilities in that they also provide a high level of medical care....   [tags: Nursing, Health care, Nursing home]

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Managing Human Resources at a Nursing Home

- 1.1 In the essay I will be explaining the important processes in human resources. Within human resources there are many factors to be considered when planning recruitment within health and social care. As a trainee HR officer at St Jude's nursing home the factors to be considered when planning are; corporate objectives, financial strategies, and economic changes. Corporate objectives for example this company wants to deliver good quality services to their clients, however there are certain issues within the company that are not allowing this to happen....   [tags: Nursing Care Home HR]

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Nursing Home Staff Turnover and Better Practices

- Absenteeism Absenteeism occurs due to employee sickness, and low rates of absenteeism correlates with employees who have been in long-term care for a longer period (Singh, 2010, p. 426). The longer the employee has been working at the facility or residence, the less likely it is that they will be absent from work. It is important to manage absenteeism so that employees will take their absent days more seriously and prevent them from taking sick or personal days. According to Singh (2010, p. 426), management regulates absenteeism with written policies for an excused and unexcused absence; in addition, procedural consequences are listed for each additional absence....   [tags: Employment, Nursing Home Care]

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Mount Vernon Is A Local Nursing Home

- The Laurels of Mount Vernon is a local nursing home that provides rehabilitation and assisted living to the elderly and patients that are in need of rehabilitation from surgery, being hospitalized to long, etc. The mission of the Laurels is to create a legacy by exceeding the needs and expectations of those we serve while embracing the Laurel way. The population they serve are the people of Mount Vernon in need of physical therapy and help with everyday living tasks. The Laurels of Mount Vernon impacts the community by healing the local citizens of Mount Vernon....   [tags: Old age, Gerontology, Middle age, Nursing home]

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Nursing Home Residents Perception On Therapeutic Alliance

- Nursing Home Residents Perception on Therapeutic Alliance Over the years, the amount of research has increased especially for individuals in nursing home dealing with depression. Current research has demonstrated that the prevalence of depression in nursing homes has been consistently high (Llewellyn-Jones & Snowdon, 2007, p. 629). However, current research has been done in order to determine the perception of the nursing home resident on depression. Even though healthcare workers fail to recognize depression in nursing home residents, nursing home residents with depression should seek treatment such as cognitive-behavioral-therapy for the sake that nursing home residents with depre...   [tags: Suicide, Bipolar disorder, Nursing home]

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Service Learning Project : Nursing Home Facilities

- Service Learning Project When you think of nursing home facilities, what comes to mind. The smell, looks of despair or maybe the loneliness. I don’t think enough adjectives exist to describe what is seen or felt among visitors or residents. Driving up to a nursing home is an experience in itself. Nothing can really prepare you for the expectations your mind has set. Everyone should have some sort of standard they would want for their loved ones. Growing up, I spent countless hours at different nursing home facilities....   [tags: Nursing home, Nursing, Care of residents, Family]

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Home Based Care Is Better Than A Nursing Home

- There are over two million elderly people living in nursing homes today (Franklin, 2013). No one ever expects to live out his or her later years in life in a nursing home. When people are young they may not realize the obstacles in life that may cause them not to have a place or person to spend their older years in life with. Regrettably, many of the elderly are not treated with the care and respect they deserve. “Poor quality of care is endemic in many nursing homes” (Fernandez, 2011). It is the responsibility of the younger generation to make sure that the elderly are taken care of and that neglect does not happen....   [tags: Geriatrics, Elderly care, Nursing home, Healthcare]

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The Health Care Profession Of A Licensed Nursing Home Administrator

- HS 100 Unit 4 Assignment The health care profession that I am pursuing is a profession in Health Care Administration, focusing on the area of a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration is the first step to be able to start my journey to reach my goal of working in a skilled nursing facility. Health Care Administration professionals is in high demand and is expected to rapidly continue to grow, it is expected to grow twenty two percent by 2020 which makes it the fastest growing career in the field....   [tags: Healthcare, Health care, Nursing, Nursing home]

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Research Study : Exercise Program For Nursing Home Residents With Alzheimer 's Disease

- Group Quantitative Critique This critique analyzes the research study, “Exercise Program for Nursing Home Residents with Alzheimer’s Disease: A 1-Year Randomized, Controlled Trial”, by Rolland, Pillard, Klapouszczak, Reynish, Thomas, Andrieu, Riviere, and Vellas (2007). The elements of this study that were critiqued are the research question, hypothesis, study variables, literature review, population and sample, ethical issues, procedures for data collection and analysis, and findings and conclusions....   [tags: Nursing home, Activities of daily living]

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A Research Study On How Nursing Home Excellence And Value Can Be Apprehend From Denizenopinion And Ideas

- Plagiarism approximately 77% in 1 Sources Sources found: all sources 77% www.ukessays.com Purpose of the essay- The objective of this project is to grow a concreteand positive understanding of the capabilities, skillsand the contribution of residents in nursing home care by evaluating a printed qualitative health research study. INTRODUCTION STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The problem statement is unambiguously and simplyfound in the initialpassage of the critique article. The investigator or the researcherconcentration on how nursing home excellence and value can be apprehend from denizenopinion and ideas....   [tags: Research, Nursing, Nursing home]

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Nursing Home Evaluation

- Nursing Home Evaluation I am seeking to find a home for my 76 year old Grandfather Leroy. It is becoming increasingly difficult for him to take care of himself and no family members are available to take care of him as it is becoming a full time job. He was diagnosed with colon cancer a few years back and his disease, in conjunction with chemotherapy, has taken away his capacity to care for himself. He was also recently diagnosed with Parkinson¡¯s disease. The name of the Nursing home that I chose to evaluate is the Lakeview Nursing Center....   [tags: Nursing Home Healthcare Elderly Essays]

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Proposal for Resident Biography for Nursing Home

- In order to assist our staff in providing individualized, meaningful care to the residents who have made this community their home, we request that you, as a key member of the care team, provide us with a brief historical profile of the resident you represent. This biography as well as the "Life Story Book" we hope you will be interested in (please see last page), will provide us with important information to incorporate into their life with us. This will enable us to provide care that is geared to their particular needs, interests and enjoyments in life....   [tags: Assisted Living Nursing Home]

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My Experience At The Nursing Home

- Lessons of Life I woke up one Saturday morning to my mother screaming for me to hurry up and get dressed. As I still lay in bed forcing my eyes to open and focus on the little line of sunlight shining through my curtains. I felt so frustrated knowing that it was the one weekend in over three weeks that I didn’t have school or work. I just wanted to be able to relax in bed all day, staying in my warm, comfy pajamas and not have any plans. My mom had finally made her way up to my room to make sure I woke up and was getting out of the bed....   [tags: Family, Nursing, Saturday morning cartoon]

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Nursing Home Abuse: An Avoidable Tragedy

- There comes a time when the hands that supported you when you stumbled, shiver. The ones who taught you right from wrong depend on you to make the correct choice for them, a choice that can alter their entire being. One bad judgment call and your loved ones could end up as being victims of nursing home abuse. Thus, when you’re deciding a health-care facility for them, don’t settle for anything but the best because many lose their loved ones every year as a result of the abuse. There are precisely 16,100 nursing homes in US occupied by 1.5 million people....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career]

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Grandma 's Nursing Home Experience

- Grandma’s Nursing Home Experience It had been a cold, snowy day, just a few days after Thanksgiving. My grandmother became immensely ill and unable to care for herself. We knew she had health problems but her sudden turn for the worst was so unexpected and therefore we weren’t prepared for the decisions that had to be made and the guilt we would feel. Where would grandma live. Would she be taken care of. So many concerns floated around. A solution was finally found and one that was believed to be the best or so we thought....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Nursing, Nurse]

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Grandma 's Nursing Home Experience

- Grandma’s Nursing Home Experience It was a cold, snowy day, just a few days after Thanksgiving. My grandmother became immensely ill and unable to care for herself. My family hoped they had made arrangements for her to be taken care of. Just a few short days later our minds had been blown and we were totally thrown off. This was the day I realized what I was destined to do. I had never been so determined in my life. It was a normal day just like any other with the same daily routine and regular tactics....   [tags: Family, Nursing, Nurse, English-language films]

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Reflection Paper : The Nursing Home

- Nursing Home Sociology is every where, constantly there are people in groups, groups of friends, gropes at work, and groups in family’s. You can’t truly get away from them. Even at senior citizen’s homes there is constantly groups of elderly people. I had the privilege of volunteering at an old people’s home were I got to see sociology in action. In this paper I am going to be talking about what I observed wile I was interacting with the senior citizens and what types of sociology I saw while doing this....   [tags: Old age, Sociology, Middle age, Gerontology]

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Racial Profiling At A Nursing Home

- From Color Blind Racism to Colorism to Racial Profiling As a child, I always thought that everyone could do anything or be anything that they wanted. To me there were no difference between my cousins and I but this changed as we grew up. As I got older, I began to see that this was not the case, we were in fact different. I am a U.S citizen and some of my cousins are not. They were born in Mexico and brought to the U.S. when they were little. I was able to do some things that they couldn’t do like travel to Mexico without any problem....   [tags: Racism, Race, White people, Race]

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My Experience At The Nursing Home

- How to Bolus Feed I was excited to be a nurse. Having gone through school and the board exam was enough to make me realize my dream. My first job at the nursing home was so exciting though everything seemed new. My experience with nursing skills was limited. My preceptor during my orientation was very kind, patient, and understanding. She assured me that I was going to get enough training to be able to perform my duties comfortably. Bolus feeding was one of those duties, and to my surprise we had five feedings that day....   [tags: Feeding tube, Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy]

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The Day Of The Nursing Home

- As my mom and I entered the building the first thing I smelled was a strong scent of urine, mixed with food, and cleansers. Sitting in the waiting room at six years old all alone, there was an old lady walking towards me calling me as if she knew me. She had bags under her black, watery eyes, wrinkly skin, and long, gray hair. I didn’t know what to do and I started crying thinking she was going to take me, and I would never see my family ever again. The nursing home was the worst place to be as a six year old....   [tags: English-language films, Old age, Family]

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The Life Of A Nursing Home

- Have you ever been in a nursing home or in an environment where there were senior citizens. If so, have you ever wonder about their journey through life. Well, I’ve most certainly have, creating this biography gave me an opportunity to have an insight, on how someone once live their life and the obstacles they went through to be the person they are today. I was blessed with the pleasure of interviewing my Great-Uncle by the name of Gary Belizaire, whom is a retired veteran. This assignment couldn’t have been given at a better time....   [tags: Personal life, Lifestyle, Life, Military]

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The Nursing Home On My Desk

- “Jaden, I 'm about to head out for the day. Have Johnny leave the story about the nursing home on my desk. I 'll review it in the morning, early,” I instructed my relatively new assistant. I was just about to head out to meet Natalie for lunch. Afterward I had planned on a follow-up with Dr. Brown. “Chris, don 't you think this should take a little precedence. After all, if you wait too long about getting it into the paper, it 's ancient history. Not news...” said Jaden. “Well now lets see...” I said with the sarcasm oozing....   [tags: 2008 singles, 2005 singles, Chair, Dodge Colt]

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Home Health Nursing : Nursing

- As I woke up in the morning to get ready for my home health day, I couldn’t help but be excited to try something new. I had tons of questions and couldn’t wait to explore what was behind the door of home health nursing. Nursing skills Nursing skills are used in every nursing setting that is known. These are specific skills that guide and give the true definition of nursing. Throughout my visits to different houses with the home health nurse assigned to me I noticed that nursing assessment was one skill that was needed....   [tags: Nursing, Nurse, Health economics]

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The Role Of Long Term Care Nursing

- One of the greatest challenges of long-term care nursing has been managing symptoms of dementia, while maintaining the patient 's safety and the safety of other 's in their care. As dementia progresses, patients may exhibit behavioral symptoms, including wandering, violent behaviors, insomnia, refusal of medications and other treatments, as well as, yelling out and disturbing other residents and staff (Cohen-Mansfield, Marx, Thein, & Dakheel-Ali , 2010). While pharmacological interventions have been used to decrease dementia-related behaviors, the effectiveness is questionable and have the potential for serious side effects when used in elderly populations (Kolanowski, Litaker, Buettner, Moe...   [tags: Nursing home, Nursing]

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Nursing Home Abuse

- Although it does not usually make news headlines and is rarely discussed, nursing home residents and the elderly experience abuse sometimes on a daily basis. Medical errors, physical abuse, or stealing from them could all be classified as abuse. All around the world today, a population that is not able to help itself is being harmed, whether it is physical or sexual abuse, exploitation, or not being properly supervised; the elderly and nursing home residents are being abused. Types of Abuse There are many types of abuse that occur in nursing homes, even though many do not even realize what all could be classified as abuse....   [tags: health, elders, medical errors]

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A Survey On The Residents Of Kamehameha Nursing Home

- A survey was offered to the residents of Kamehameha Nursing Home. Eighty residents completed the survey and the analysis was completed using the response of the residents. The objective of the survey was to gather information about the causes and effects of falls, fall preventions barriers, possible strengths of the residents in the facility regarding falls, and the interest of the residents in different educational and fall prevention strategies. Participants were asked to response to various questions such as fall history, risk factors, attitudes towards falls, and preferred method for health information delivery....   [tags: Health care provider, Health care, Patient]

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My Volunteer Experience at a Nursing Home

- Up until a few years ago I never thought that one of my grandparents would be in a nursing home. I had always been lucky to have them healthy. However, this changed about a year ago when my grandfather had a mini-stroke, which caused him to require extra care my grandmother could not provide. Watching my family deal with my grandfather made me aware of the care and services the elderly need and has made me realize how important it is to volunteer at a local nursing home. My grandfather's stroke affected his legs and his memory, which made it difficult for him to walk....   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning]

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Happiness and Health in a Connecticut Nursing Home

- ... The comparison group was told that the home wanted to make their lives full and interesting and would provide things for them; this group had their rooms prearranged for them, were given a plant that was watered for them, and was told what day they would watch a movie. 4. After three weeks the participants were given a questionnaire that asked how happy and active they were at the home. Another questionnaire was given to the nurses asking to rate how happy, active, and healthy they believed the participants were....   [tags: personal responsability for the aged]

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Critical Core Components Of Skilled Nursing Facility

- One of the critical core components of Skilled Nursing Facility is medication administration. As cited by Tenhunen, Tanner, and Dahlen (2014), they stated that 88% of the residents living in the nursing homes are aged 65 years old and older. They discussed that every five of administered medications in nursing home has one probability of error. This means that about half of the residents have the possibility of two or more medication errors daily. This applies to the Pasadena Care Center (PCC) because its residents are mostly older adults who require medications on a daily basis....   [tags: Nursing home, Nursing, Home care, Nursing homes]

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It 's No Place Like Home

- There’s No Place like Home There is no place like home is a well-known adage that the healthcare industry has recently embraced as it enters in the early years of the 21st century. According to the Joint Commission, the home is the best place for healthcare, and it has proven to benefit the patients in many ways, because the cost of care is lower, the patients are happier and the environment is friendlier (Dilwali, 2013). CMS defines home care as “prescribed services delivered in the patient’s home such as nursing care; physical, occupational and speech language therapy; and medical social services” (Dilwali, 2013, p....   [tags: Nursing, Nursing home, Nurse, Hospital]

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Nursing Home Abuse

- Nursing Home Abuse With over 1.5 million elderly and dependent adults now living in nursing homes throughout the country, abuse and neglect has become a widespread problem. Even though some nursing homes provide good care, many are subjecting helpless residents to needless suffering and death. Most residents in nursing homes are dependent on the staff for most or all their needs such as food, water, medicine, toileting, grooming- almost all their daily care. Unfortunately, many residents in nursing homes today are starved, dehydrated, over-medicated, and suffer painful pressure sores....   [tags: Elderly Care Nursing Essays Papers]

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Different Types Of Nursing Careers

- I did my project on different types of nursing careers that I could obtain. I chose to do this project because I want to get into the world of nursing and wanted to explore careers that might fit my interests and strengths. I started by interviewing a respiratory therapist and neonatal nurses. Then, I researched the possible career options. Next, I toured Minnesota State University, Mankato and South Central Technical College. After touring the campuses, I determined that I needed the application and cost analysis specifics in order to make an informed decision....   [tags: Nursing, Registered nurse, Nursing home]

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Sample Resume : ' Xyz Rest Home '

- XYZ rest home was established in 1974 in Epsom. This is fully registered Eden Alternative and offer high quality services, significant activities and loving companionship. XYZ rest home welcomes both subsidised and fee paying private residents (Elizabeth Knox Home & Hospital, 2014 a). It is divided in different departments like Kauri, Karaka, Kowhai, Rimu, Totara and Nikau house. This home is for young people and elder people who are suffering from physical disability. Approximately 200 residents are currently staying in XYZ rest home (Elizabeth Knox Home & Hospital, 2014 b)....   [tags: Nursing, Care of residents, Nursing home]

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Avalon Care Center Is A Skilled Nursing Facility

- Avalon Care Center is a skilled nursing facility, with short term rehabilitative care as well as long term care, located in Pullman, Washington. My time at Avalon began in May 2015 and has been continuing while being a full-time student at Washington State University. Although my time spent working at Avalon Care Center was not as much during the school terms in comparison to the summer, the experience working as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) has allowed for personal growth and a greater understanding of myself and my skills....   [tags: Nursing, Nursing home, Culture]

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The Long Term Care Setting Of Nursing Homes

- “Behind every great nurse there is a running CNA.” This statement is true, however only in the long-term care setting of nursing homes. Certified Nursing Assistants/Aides can be found in different settings, as well. Such as, hospice environments, and the homes of those seeking home healthcare. In each environment, CNA’s are important to the patients receiving their care. To become a CNA, students must undergo training. In Iowa, training consists of 75 hours of class time, and additional time spent during clinicals....   [tags: Nursing, Care of residents, Nursing home]

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A Nurse At St. Barbara 's Memorial Nursing

- I chose to interview my aunt Kimberly Vandetta. She is a Registered Nurse at St. Barbara 's Memorial Nursing in Monongah, West Virginia. St. Barbara 's is a long-term facility. A long-term facility is a nursing home, skilled nursing facility or assisted living facility that provides a variety of service both medical and personal care. These facilities help people who are unable to manage independently in the community. You are probably wondering what a Registered Nurse does on a daily basis at these types of facilities....   [tags: Nursing, Nursing home, Medicine, Healthcare]

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Health Care Services For Nursing Homes

- This essay will explain the services, cost, staff qualifications, resident’s right, and abuse and neglect in nursing homes. To determine if families should place their love ones in nursing home facilities. Families should be very educated about services provided in nursing homes. Individual care plans are developed that involve staff, the resident and resident’s family. Physicians are part of the team doing medications and examinations. Post-stroke patients regain abilities lost with physical occupational therapy, speech consultations, medications, and labs....   [tags: Nursing home, Nursing, Activities of daily living]

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Mission Matters at Heaven on Earth Nursing Home

- Heaven on Earth Nursing Home is fortunate to have leaders in place that have complementary strengths and interests. Mr. Rorer, the Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) has demonstrated talent for managing the financial interests of the organization and has worked to ensure the nursing home has the opportunity for growth and development for the future with availability of financial resources. Ms. Carmen, the Director of Nursing (DON), has demonstrated awareness that the future of all businesses is also dependent on continued development and understanding that financial viability is not the only consideration of a successful business—especially a business with a role in health care and support of...   [tags: Health Care]

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Volunteering at a Nursing Home

- Volunteering at a Nursing Home I ambitiously decided that I would brighten the lives of the elderly by volunteering at a rest home, but discovered that the elderly were being neglected, shoved aside and forgotten. As I stepped into the home a pungent odor penetrated my nostrils, causing an instantaneous gagging reflex. The place was abounded with neglected and subdued inhabitants, yearning for attention. Anybody that passed them caused a sudden outburst of ranting. The negligence and disregard the home displayed appalled me, but helped me to realize that I wanted to make a difference and change the condition people live in....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]

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The Role Of Administrative Service Managers For A Nursing Home

- RELATED FIELDS Administrative service managers Let’s say you got your foot in the door and you’re a business manager in a nursing home, but you would like to know your options. Well you may be able to work as an administrative service manager. A bachelor’s degree is required, and as of 2014 the annual wage was $83,790 with less than 5 years of experience in a related occupation (United States). Health insurance specialist A health insurance specialist may also be an option to get your foot in the door to becoming a business manager....   [tags: Health care, Medicine, Health, Management]

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Racial Disparities Of Health Care And Home Care

- Racial Disparities in Health Care and Home care Even though the health care industry equally provides services for every people, the racial disparities still exist today. Nursing homes and other healthcare facilities in United States practice inadequately service to minority patients. This paper will explore how current minority people experience inferior quality of care and poor resources from medical facilities. Furthermore, how the facilities in poor conditions can not facilitate patients resulting in low quality healthcare service and some go back home without getting the treatment that they need....   [tags: Health care, Nursing home, Healthcare]

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Lateral Violence and Uncivil Behavior in a Nursing Home

- ... It was discouraging to have this as my first nursing experience. Resolution Options & Communication There are many options that I could have taken to address these issues with my coworkers. Yoder-Wise (2011) states that there are five different modes of conflict resolution: avoiding, accommodating, compromising, competing, and collaborating (p. 471). I learned from this experience that I often chose to avoid the conflict, so I could have started by being more assertive in expressing my needs....   [tags: Assistance, CNA]

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My First Memories At A Local Nursing Home

- When I think of service learning, my parents immediately come to mind. From a very young age, I have watched them continually give back and be a part of something bigger than themselves. My first memories were singing Christmas carols at a local nursing home. I did not have relatives at the nursing home, nor family friends to visit. I associated those yearly trips as a fun activity that made older people smile. As I got older, the Christmas carols and holiday parties were still fun, made people smile, but something greater was happening with each visit....   [tags: Meaning of life, Education, Life, Virtue]

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The Dietary Department Of A Nursing Home With My Mother

- As human beings, we think about ourselves daily. How we look, What we smell like, and who finds us attractive. We base our perspective of ourselves on what image we portray to others. When you come across an assignment like this one, being asked to write about yourself. Nine out of ten times you tend to think of it as complicated, often asking yourself "Who am I?". As we grow we significantly change, therefore it is not something uncommon to not be able to define oneself. Lately, I like to think of myself as a determined hard worker, somewhat unique, and someone with extreme high self-expectations....   [tags: Emotion, Thought, Mind, Human]

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A Short Note On Nursing Home At My Job

- I interview Debby in a nursing home at my job. Debby is an elderly woman who is fun to be around with because she is always joking with the staffs and telling them about the live she lived. She loves life and enjoys being around her friends. 1. Debby said she would gain her weight and lost it something. She said her weight is never the same and it is always going up and down. The same thing goes for her height. She used to be able to reach things on the top shelf, and now it is like she has gotten smaller....   [tags: Gerontology, Ageing, Old age, Death]

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Healthcare Administration ( Licensed Nursing Home Administrator )

- Healthcare Administration is an occupation where one would plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services. These tasks take place in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations. This occupation works more with documents, with little patient interaction. You do not commonly become certified to draw blood, and one does not require an internship for this career. This occupation does require a background check. Many careers require specific types of certification....   [tags: Problem solving, Need, Academic degree, Medicine]

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Elderly Abuse: Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

- I. INTRODUCTION Of nursing home staff interviewed in 2004, nearly 40% admitted to committing at least one psychologically abusive act toward a resident and 10% admitted to physically abusing a resident in the preceding year.[1] Not only are nursing home residents at risk of being abused by their caretakers but they are also at risk of being restrained, which may lead to a form of abuse. With five percent of the elderly population, or one to two million instances of elder abuse occurring yearly there is no doubt that elder abuse deserves serious consideration.[2] Upon growing older there are many decisions to be made....   [tags: Nursing Homes, Senior Care Essays]

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The Context Of Family Nursing

- In this paper I will report on the four approaches to family nursing: family as context, family as client, family as system, family as component of society. I will incorporate my professional and/or personal involvement in each area. I will illustrate how my involvement in each area helped to empower my patients, and also empower me as a professional. This past week I was called in into work to perform an emergency urological procedure on a 23 year old female, single parent, who gave birth about six weeks prior; in a pinch situation I was able to enlist the family as concept approach ....   [tags: Family, Nursing, Home care, Surgery]

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Starting a Church Based Nursing Home Ministry

- Starting a Church based Nursing Home Ministry While the major thrust of this manual is to help Christians in a nursing home ministry, this final part enlarges the scope a bit to help churches organize to meet the needs of elderly people both inside and outside of nursing homes. This part is adapted from “Developing Programs for Senior Citizens—A Handbook for churches,” produced by the Delaware County of (PA) Services for the Aging, and is included here with their permission. We gratefully acknowledge the editors: Judy Oerkvitz, Louis Colbert, Norma Thomas and Verne Dalton....   [tags: Nursing Homes Senior Citizens Religion Essays]

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A Nursing Assistant Can Impact A Patient 's Health

- Patient Helper "They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel" (Maya Angelou). A nursing assistant can impact a patient’s health by checking and making sure they are getting better each day or by just being there for them. A nursing assistant makes a patient more comfortable and has the time to listen to them and makes a nurse work easier to have enough time to check on every patient in the hospital or in the facility. Preparing themselves with a good education to take care of all those patients that need that love and caring nurse, and being ready for all the job responsibilities that there’s is to work in a facility to make a patient’s life a whole lot of be...   [tags: Nursing, Patient, Home care]

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Performance of the Nursing Department in a Healthcare Institute

- ... In order to resolve such issues it is important that proper training programs as well as awareness campaigns are launched and arranged on periodic basis through the help of which they can train nurses as well as other staff present in the healthcare institute through the help of which awareness and understanding of different problems related to hygiene and medication management and patient well-being can be understood and addressed in an effective manner. Furthermore, it is also important to state here that students who enrol in different nursing associate degree programs and courses related to BSN related nursing courses or RN programs can from such scenarios and case studies can get a...   [tags: Dargle Valley Nursing Home case study]

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My Philosophy Of Nursing School

- My Philosophy of Nursing Jeszenia McGuire Elms College School of Nursing I cannot remember the exact point in my life where I decided that I wanted to be a nurse; at four years old I was prepared to tackle any medical emergency facing my Cabbage Patch dolls with my Fisher-Price medical kit in hand. At ten years old, I was making rounds in my costume scrubs, accompanied by my grandma in the Skilled Nursing Facility where she worked. At seventeen years old, on every college application asking for my major choice, I would check off the box next to nursing, brimming with an air of confidence....   [tags: Nursing, Nursing home, Nurse education, Nurse]

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Home Health Care : A Wide Range Of Services

- Home health care has a wide range of services available to individuals who have illnesses or injuries. The care is usually less expensive than the care he or she would receive in a hospital or nursing facility, and that is why more and more people are turning to home health care. This is even truer for the elderly. More and more of the elderly want to be able to live independently and not in an institutionalized setting. They are choosing to receive the treatment help in their homes, because it gives them the sense of independence and comfort....   [tags: Health care, Health care provider, Nursing home]

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Organizational Case Study : Liberty Nursing Center

- Organizational Case Study - Liberty Nursing Center, Oxford – Sunaina Rana 1) Mission, structure and services “Our goal each day is to help every resident achieve the highest level of independence and wellness possible.” Liberty Nursing Center is a profit-oriented nursing center, one of the 17 communities, owned and managed by ‘Liberty Health Care Corporation’. The mission of LNC states ‘Enriching lives, promoting good health and serving with compassion’. The mission statement therefore aims to build a real community to enrich the lives of residents, dedicated to meeting the personal needs of all the residents to promote good health and to achieve the highest level of independence and w...   [tags: Nursing, Nursing home, Care of residents]

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Liberty Center : A Profit Oriented Corporation Nursing Center

- “Our goal each day is to help every resident achieve the highest level of independence and wellness possible.” Liberty Nursing Center is a profit-oriented corporation nursing center which is one of the 17 communities, owned and managed by ‘Liberty Health Care Corporation’. The mission of LNC is ‘Enriching lives, promoting good health and serving with compassion’. The mission statement therefore aims to build a real community to enrich the lives of residents, dedicated to meeting the personal needs of all the residents to promote good health and to achieve the highest level of independence and wellness forming a compassionate bond....   [tags: Nursing home, Nursing, Nursing care plan]

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Blogs : Why Be Independent?

- Blogs Why be independent. A lot of families are so fast to just put your loved one into a retirement home or nursing home. You need to know that there are other options available. We know that as our loved ones get older they become more demanding. Your life gets in the way of helping them and it’s just easier for you to place them somewhere that is easier for everyone but them. As soon as they get to a nursing home, or a retirement home they lose their independence. It’s sad to say but even in a retirement home they don’t have their full independence and they may just go downhill from there....   [tags: Nursing home, Nursing, Retirement home]

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The Healthcare Facility : An Essential Component Of The Health Industry

- Nursing facilities are an important component of the health industry that is increasingly complex for example the Genesis HealthCare Facility is located at 310 East Wardell Drive Pembroke, North Carolina 28383. Their telephone is 910. 521. 1273, and the director of Nursing is Mrs. Elaine Hinkle. The facility is 84-bed skilled nursing facility located in rural community of Pembroke which rely a strong multidisciplinary teams of doctors, nurses, certified nursing assistants, and rehabilitation specialists as well as ancillary support professionals to deliver quality skilled long and short term nursing services....   [tags: Nursing home, Nursing]

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Evidence Based Quality Improvement For Older Adults

- Evidence-Based Quality Improvement for Older Adults For this paper, I will discuss five current evidence-based articles to examine several aspects that impact quality improvement for older adults. I will discuss age-related physical and emotional changes and how they challenge quality improvement in the elderly, barriers and solutions to quality improvement programs, and how these will impact the quality outcomes for the aging adult. Age-Related Changes There are many theories that describe the aging process, but current thought is that physical changes begin as early as the 20s and 30s in most adults....   [tags: Nursing home, Nursing]

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Case Study : Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation Facilities

- Avante, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, has many locations in North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida. The skilled nursing and rehabilitation center that I chose for this case study is Avante at Boca Raton, in Boca Raton, Florida. With it’s detailed website, finding its numerous service was done so with ease. Avante’s mission is “to improve quality of life for our esteemed residents, our colleagues and our communities, by exceeding expectations… one individual at a time.” Avante at Boca Raton’s strengths include its website, how well it reaches out to its target market, and the different services they offer....   [tags: Nursing, Licensed practical nurse, Nursing home]

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Understanding The Identity Of Elderly Individuals That Live Within A Nursing Home

- Who are you. What makes you, you. What gives meaning to your life. These are common questions, which elderly individuals may consider when reflecting on their identity. Understanding who they are, what their feelings and opinions are, and what they like and do not like. What characteristics and factors make them, them, a unique human being. Identity refers to the understanding an individual has of himself or herself (Habibis & Walter, 2015, p. 9). While many individuals within society will have a positive sense of self, others may struggle to understand their identity and self....   [tags: Identity, Self, Health care, Self-concept]

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My Experience At A Nursing Home With Very Culturally Diverse Resident

- In my five years of working in a nursing home with very culturally diverse resident, I find it hard at first to properly communicate with them as I don’t have experience, any background information where they came from and anything about their culture. I started to assume that all their personal and emotional needs are all the same and all I need to do is to just follow the other health worker with their routine when assisting them with their personal needs. On my first day was in a state of cultural shock a process where there is an initial adjustment in an unfamiliar environment (Presbitero, 2016) as I’m very overwhelmed with the new environment I’m working in....   [tags: Health care, Culture, Sociology, The Culture]

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Understanding The Nursing Home Company Mv Health And Their Worker 's Current Situation

- 1 Introduction The main objective of this case study analysis is to understand the nursing home company MV Health and their worker’s current situation. Due to changes in the company’s management and structure, the organisation wants to attain the goals of more efficiency and profitability. The impacts of actions taken and the general strategy will be analysed regarding the relevant Human Resource Management issues with the example of nurse advisor Sarah who is the main character in this case study....   [tags: Management, Employment]

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What Are Critical Thinking?

- Critical thinking is a necessary skill to meet the core competencies that will be required to make a change in the health professions education and practice (Rubenfeld & Scheffer, 2015). Rubenfeld (2015) identified and defined the five core competencies for all healthcare professions, which included the delivery of patient-centered care, working through an interdisciplinary team approach, employing evidence-based practice, applying quality improvement modalities and utilizing informatics. Unfortunately nursing staff within the nursing home settings do not adequately employ patient-centered care in regards to planning and implementing care for the population of geriatric residents at risk for...   [tags: Nursing home, Nursing, Geriatrics]

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What Do You Do Then? You Look For Subacute Care Facilities?

- In 2010, the average cost of a hospital stay in Nevada for one day was nearly $2,500 which only includes room and board. A hefty price tag to pay when you need care, but no longer require the services provided at an acute hospital setting. What do you do then. You look for subacute care facilities. Subacute care facilities provide a cheaper alternative to care than the hospital setting. Typically, the average cost for one day in a subacute facility is $900 which includes room, board, nursing, therapy, and other necessary costs....   [tags: Nursing home, Home care]

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Challenges Faced By Developers Of Ccrc Communities

- 1. What are continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), and how do they differ from a traditional freestanding SNF or ALF. What are some of the financial challenges faced by developers of CCRC communities (describe at least two items). How popular do you think the CCRC model would be in an area like Westchester or Rockland county (choose only one county for your analysis). According to the New York State Department of Health (DOH), Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) are “residential alternatives for adults that offer, under one contract, an independent living unit, residential amenities, and access to a continuum of long-term care services, as residents’ health and social nee...   [tags: Nursing home, Home care]

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Benefits Of Having Knowledge About Hospice Services

- Having knowledge about hospice services can definitely be an asset to both the patient and their family. Home health is an agency that assists the elderly or impaired in rehabilitating and maintaining daily living. This service can provide a skilled nurse, a certified nurses’ assistant, a social worker, a nutritionist and physical therapy. The nurse will assess the patient and recommend a care plan for that patient based on examination. That care plan is approved by the nursing supervisor and doctor for treatment....   [tags: Nursing home, Home care, Nursing]

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Long Term Care Facilities The Number Of Patients Over The Age Of 65

- In long term care facilities the number of patients over the age of 65 is expected to increase with in the next decade. Providing care to the elderly population will become a challenge and possibly strain on an already sensitive work force. Therefore forcing them to find ways to help staff reduce stress and increase staff productivity and staff morale then in turn will lead to patient satisfaction. Nursing homes in the future will have to deal with the cuts in healthcare funding when they are struggling to stay above water....   [tags: Nursing, Employment, Nursing home]

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The Boomers Are Becoming Eligible For Medicare

- Literature Review Between 1946 and 1964, the United States experienced a drastic increase in birth rate and these individuals became known as the baby boomers (Smith, 2007, pg. 2). Now, the baby boomers are turning 50 and each day 10,000 baby boomers are becoming eligible for Medicare (Barr, 2014b, p. 1). The staggering numbers of eligibility is beginning to impose a financial burden on Medicare, and healthcare providers, policy makers and others are trying to come up with new models of care and concepts to improve quality, cut healthcare costs, and withstand the onslaught of acute and chronic illnesses (Barr, 2014b, p.1)....   [tags: Nursing home, Nursing, Nursing specialties]

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Improving The Quality Of Healthcare

- Introduction Healthcare administrators’ position within different healthcare structures and organizations is essential to effectively run any healthcare entity. Several sectors of healthcare exist today, depending on the care and the needs of the individual needing treatment. The clinical aspect of healthcare which involves staff such as nursing, certified nurse’s assistance, physical therapist and many more, work together to provide quality services to the right individuals. Understanding and implement that federal and state laws are being followed is the job of healthcare managers and administrators today....   [tags: Nursing, Nursing home]

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Profitability Of Freestanding Vs. Hospital Based Skilled Nursing Facilities

- Profitability of Freestanding vs. Hospital-Based Skilled Nursing Facilities There are various reasons why freestanding skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are more profitable than hospital-based skilled nursing facilities (HBSNF). First, freestanding SNFs are more profitable than HBSNFs because they admit less Medicare patients and more private pay patients (Liberty University, 2015). Second, studies have shown that the fixed costs of HBSNFs are often disproportionate to patient acuity and tend to be higher than the fixed costs of freestanding SNFs (Pizer, White, & White, 2002)....   [tags: Health care, Nursing, Nursing home, Healthcare]

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The Role Of Management Practice And Resident Outcomes

- Just the ease with which health data can be stored proves that nursing home technology is remarkably beneficial. Identification, admissions, care plans, histories, physician notes and orders, nursing documentation, medications, reports and tests, therapeutic details, nutritional information, and activities data are all available instantly thanks to technology. More advanced technologies, described as results management, can help correctly measure the “relationship between management practice and resident outcomes” (SkilledNursingFacilities.org)....   [tags: Nursing home, Nursing, Health care]

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Exploring Biographical Knowledge Into The Daily Routine And Care Of An Individual With Dementia

- IV. Discussion, Recommendations and Conclusions The focus of this study was to explore how incorporating biographical knowledge into the daily routine and care of an individual with dementia can bring about changes in their behaviors that impact quality of care and quality of life. This chapter interprets the major findings of the study, considers its contribution to the research and practice of the care of people with dementia in a long term care setting. The implications for further research discussed as well as strength and limitations of the study considered....   [tags: Person, People, Nursing home, Nursing]

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The Effects Of Medication Errors On Vulnerable Populations

- Analytic Cover Essay - Kinney For my research paper, I will be discussing the impact of medication errors on vulnerable populations, specifically the elderly. Technology offers ways to reduce medication errors using electronic bar-coding medication administration (BCMA) systems. However, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are not using these systems. Medication is still administered with a paper or electronic medication administration record (eMAR), without barcode scanning. In contrast, every hospital I have been in: as a patient, nursing student, and nurse uses BCMA systems....   [tags: Nursing home, Nursing, Medicine, Geriatrics]

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The Screen Process For Volunteer Work At Brookdale

- The screen process for volunteer work at Brookdale took a week. The screening process consisted of a credit and criminal background test, an interview, and a drug test. I would have thought I was applying for a paid position. Volunteers also have to write a paragraph on why you would like to be a volunteer and your volunteer experience. I know the screen process is important, because it protect the rights and the safety of senior residents, so I was more than will to complete the process. On May 28th, 2016, I and five other volunteers showed up at Brookdale Lake Arlington nursing home and assistant living community....   [tags: Nursing home, Nursing, Care of residents]

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