What’s the Difference Between Skilled Nursing and a Nursing Home?

What’s the Difference Between Skilled Nursing and a Nursing Home?

Long-term care decisions are often complex and highly emotional. Selecting the right environment for yourself or a loved one can be negatively impacted by a lack of understanding of available options. Noting the seemingly life-long academic pursuits of members and a rapidly approaching benefits open season (LTC insurance), the human resources director of the Premier Student Association (UPSA) has decided to develop an educational brochure (http://extensionpublications.unl.edu/assets/pdf/g2028.pdf ) addressing LTC choices for UPSA members. She has tasked you with developing the explanatory text for the brochure. The overview should be concise and informative. It should address the full range of LTC services, including alternative service venues, palliative care, and hospice. While an overview, the document should be sufficiently detailed to assist in guiding LTC decisions. That is home in on the most important information needed for the reader to make an educated decision. Provide the recommended text in Word Publisher or Word. Images or pictures are not required. Provide a list of references used to create the brochure in a separate word document using APA formatting.

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