Long Term Care Facility Study Outline
Long Term Care Facility Study Outline
Team B chose to cover Emeritus at Harbour of Pointe Shores, a senior community located in Ocean Shores, Washington. The team was interested in learning more about an assisted living and rehabilitation facility. It is also an opportunity to uncover the differences from an assisted living community and a skilled nursing facility. Emeritus at Harbour of Pointe Shores provides retirement and assisted living, respite services, and on-site rehabilitation. Similar to other long-term care facilities, the facility and staff are required to follow specific guidelines and regulations to maintain licensing and accreditation. However, these requirements may differ from other facilities because of the types of services provided. The presentation will touch on the differences between Emeritus at Harbour of Pointe Shores and other long-term care facilities, how public policy affects financing for the services offered, reimbursement for care, staffing needs and their roles, and how health care trends affect the operation of the facility. II. State and federal regulations
A. Interview with the Administrator
B. Review state regulations on Washington State Department of Health’s website. C. Review federal regulations on Washington State Department of Health’s website. III. Licensure and accreditation
A. Types of licensure and accreditations held
1. Phone interview with Director
B. Requirements for licensing and accreditation
1. Review requirements for licensing on the Washington State Department of Health’s website 2. Review requirements for accreditation on the accrediting organization’s website. IV. Types of reimbursement that are available to this type of facility, and how this differs from other long-term care facilities A. In-person interview with facility director
B. Research Emeritus’ reimbursement guidelines for Washington State C. Review Washington Administrative Code and Revised Code of Washington for regulations pertaining to state regulations for long-term reimbursement guidelines D. Research Medicare and Medicare regulations for reimbursement guidelines for types of long-term care. V. Effects of public policy on facility’s financing and ability to deliver services to patients A. Interview with facility director
B. Research if public policy has an effect on facility financing
C. Research if public policy has an effect on the delivery of services
VI. Roles of Administrator and Case Managers in this facility vs. roles of Administrator and Case Manager in other facilities A. Interview with the Administrator and Case Manager at this facility B. Interview with Administrator and Case Managers at other facilities VII.
Types and number of staff that this facility needs, and the rationale for this. How these needs differ in facilities that attend to different long-term care populations A. In-person interview with facility director
B. Research whether Emeritus has nationwide guidelines for staff-to-patient ratios or if the ratios vary from state to state. C. Research Washington State guidelines
D. Research differences between assisted living versus skilled nursing facilities regulations regarding staff to patient ratio. VIII. Effects of current health care tends on long term care and this facility A. What are the Effects of current health care tends on long term care and this facility 1. In-person interview with administrator B. What are the effects of current health care trends on long term care 1. Research the effects of current health care trends for the Emeritus facility on Washington State Department of Health’s website XI.
Emeritus at Harbour of Pointe Shores shares many similarities and differences with other long term care facilities....
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