Improving the Quality of Care in Nursing Homes

Improving the Quality of Care in Nursing Homes

Number of page: 137
Author: Thomas T. H. Wan, Gerald-Mark Breen, Ning Jackie Zhang
Publisher: JHU Press
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Category: Law

The landmark Nursing Home Care Reform Act of 1987 mandated basic standards of care to ensure the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of residents. Yet little has changed since it was enacted. High-quality facilities continue to provide good care, while poorly operated ones remain substandard. This volume offers an evidence-based framework for improving care in nursing homes.Taking a broad perspective, the authors review the history, development, and current state of care in nursing homes. After defining the concept of