RESIDENTS OF LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES REQUIRE PERSONALIZED, RESIDENT-FOCUSED HIGH QUALITY CARE MONITORED THROUGH THE QUALITY INDICATOR SURVEY (QIS) AND FIVE STAR RATING SYSTEM
In 2010, approximately 9 million men and women over the age of 65 will require long-term care. By 2020, it is projected that this number will increase to over 12 million of our nation’s elderly requiring long-term care services. A study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicates that people who reach 65 will have a 40% chance of entering a nursing home. Approximately 10% of the people who enter a nursing home will stay an average of five years or more.
Long-term care is a variety of services to assist people with daily support activities from dressing, bathing, and using the bathroom to virtually total care. The QIS and Five Star Rating System focuses on transparency of facility services. The objective is to ensure that each long-term care facility is providing the highest quality individualize care in the most efficient manner and in regulatory compliance.
As the #1 manufacturer of the highest quality fall management products, Personal Safety Corporation has the high quality products and consultative services to assist in reducing the number of falls in long-term care facilities. PSC’s ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for long-term care residents by providing the highest quality fall management products. Resident quality of life is considerably increased when falls are decreased or eliminated.
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