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Consumer guide to long-term care

Author: Gary Ilminen
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Covers such topics as medical and legal terms, payment options, patient rights, OBRA regulations, and dietary and other health considerations associated with nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Ilminen
ISBN: 0299164209 9780299164201 0299164241 9780299164249
OCLC Number: 40890952
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 236 pages ; 28 cm
Contents: Long-term care defined --
Paying for care --
HMOs: managed care in long-term care --
Alzheimer's disease --
Choosing a long-term care facility: it is not just a building --
Home, safe home: requirements for a safe, homelike environment --
Protecting your rights in the long-term care setting --
For the record: your right to see your medical record (and what you are likely to find --
The minimum data set: getting to know you (and why that is important) --
Quality of care: defining standards of care --
Is there a doctor in the house? Who chooses your doctor and what rules apply to physician services? --
Nurse aide training: what consumers should expect their caregivers to know --
Recreation therapy: having fun in a long-term care facility --
Social services: helping life go on --
Hear my voice: privacy, dignity, self-determination, participatio, and accommodation of needs.
Responsibility: Gary Ilminen.

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This guide to long-term care and care facilities offers families advice on key information. It explains how to choose a facility, what to expect from professional caregivers, paying for care, and  Read more...

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