Term Care Facilities
NURSING FACILITIES IN HAWAII
It is often thought that nursing facilities are simply places for elderly people
who need more care than their families can provide or who do not have a family
to care for them. This perception is a small part of the picture of the modern
nursing facility. A nursing facility provides medical care and services and
a doctor's order is required for admission. Nursing facilities today provide
highly specialized and sophisticated services for the young and old alike.
Many residents have brief stays for recovery and rehabilitation, while others
remain for long term care. Many services offered in nursing facilities were
formerly offered only in hospitals. In addition to inpatient services, some
nursing facilities are involved in outreach programs, such as day care and
home health services.
now seeing more and more diverse types of care and services
provided in nursing facilities. Increasingly they will care
for young and old, pediatric cases, AIDS patients, ventilator
patients and others. Subacute care, specialized therapies,
respite care, hospice and many other programs will become
commonplace in nursing facilities of the future.