Dysphagia is difficulty swallowing food, fluids, or oral secretions. Approximately 53-74% of long-term care facility residents have dysphagia. These residents are at great risk for weight loss, malnutrition, dehydration, choking, and aspiration.
Doctors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston are using singing therapy to treat stroke patients who struggle with spontaneous speech.
Posted February 22 on the White House Web site, President Obama issued his own unique healthcare proposal. The president’s plan is based primarily on the legislation passed by the Senate in December.
Contracts and contractual law are important for long-term care administrators to understand. A contract is a legally enforceable promise between individuals.