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FastFacts for Administrators: Resources for Nursing Home Professionals

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Publication Date: December 2007

Publisher(s): California HealthCare Foundation

Author(s): Jose Alvear

Topic: Health (Hospitals and other health care facilities)

Type: Brief

Abstract:

Comprehensive assessments and screenings are an important way for nursing home professionals to understand their prospective or new residents and help maximize their quality of life. Studies have shown that functional geriatric assessments help in improving overall quality and functional well-being of elders. This Fast Fact focuses on what nursing home staff should know about admission screening for new residents.