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How can a nurse help me assess a care facility?

Anthony Cirillo
Geriatric Medicine

Take a nurse with you when you go to visit a care facility to find out if:

  • Is there a multidisciplinary approach to care, that is, is there a team approach?
  • Is care individualized for each patient?
  • What kind of quality assurance program do they have in place?
  • How is their data handled?
  • Are medical records computerized?
  • Is there full documentation of what is taking place?
  • What are the checks and balances in place to assure that everything is being done above board?
  • What emergency procedures are in place?
  • What hospital will a resident be taken to if care is needed?
  • How is a resident's own physician brought into the care team?
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