Posted by Willybsgrl on December 11, 2002 at 16:54:25:
In Reply to: what's the difference between long term care hospital and any other hospital ??? posted by TAMO on December 11, 2002 at 16:35:45:
There are several that come to mind. The formost is the Hospice facilities these facilities allow terminal patients some small amount of "Home" while still being under medical care on site. The rooms are spacious and allow for families to visit and interact with the patient. The facilities are usually smaller with a limited number of patients with common dining/food preparation facilities, garden/lawn areas and media center. Many of the patients are going to be there for a while and they feel lousy anyway, so giving them a warm and friendly living area is easier on every one involved (especially children). Hope this helped.