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1. Lawsuits involving drug errors made by nurses at long-term living facilities are:
a. on the decline
b. on the rise
2. True culture change in a long-term living facility:
a. starts at the top
b. bubbles up from within the organization
c. is something everyone must agree on
d. happens every five years
1. MedPAC urged CMS to reassess (Gatty: “Funding Cuts Uproar Continues”):
a. nursing homes' razor thin margins
b. timing of proposed cuts
c. amount of proposed cuts
d. case-mix growth
2. The National Commission on Quality Long-Term Care is charged with (Willging: “The Future of Long-Term Care Is Predictably Unpredictable”):
a. improving the quality of long-term care in America
b. finding ways of financing long-term care
c. fighting for long-term care reform
d. bringing together those associations involved in long-term care
3. What does Willging say is the real challenge for information technology in long-term care?
b. databases don't “talk” to one another
c. training for caregivers to really understand its impact
d. a single information clearinghouse for long-term care
4. Architect Kenyon Morgan has identified a new type of retirement community with a specific design and amenities he dubs (Peck: “Revitalizing Cities With Senior-Oriented Communities”):
c. “New Urbanism”
d. cluster communities
5. One of the goals of activities for dementia residents should be to make them (Mockbee: “Advanced Dementia Care Is Vital to Quality of Life, Part 2”):
a. simple and repetitive
c. sensory stimulating or sensory calming, depending on the resident's need
d. scheduled at a time the resident is rested and fed
6. Dementia residents should be exposed to activity:
a. multiple times during the day
b. once a day
c. twice a week
d. whenever they are willing
7. In terms of the current assisted living market, potential residents are (Hrehocik: “The Future of Assisted Living: Heeding the Call of Consumer Demand”):
a. moving into assisted living facilities sooner
b. waiting a little longer to move into assisted living facilities
c. waiting for more assisted living facilities to be built that have a greater choice of amenities
d. wanting more housing in an upbeat, urban setting
8. According to Kyllo, the assisted living industry has made the most progress in the area of:
d. redefining the paradigm of what assisted living really is
9. Collins explains (“Culture Change Starts From the Heart”) that what issue sometimes gets in the way of staff being able to show residents “caring from the heart?”
a. family acceptance
b. patient health
d. privacy rules
10. According to a 2005 study published in the American Journal of Medicine (Bennet: “Medication Errors: Managing the Risk”), what percentage of medication-related injuries to long-term care residents was preventable?
On a scale of 1 to 5 please rank the following statements:
The content in this issue is appropriate to long-term care.
1. strongly disagree
5. strongly agree
The articles in this issue increased my knowledge of current long-term care practices.
1. strongly disagree 4. agree
2. disagree 5. strongly agree
The articles in this issue were easy to understand:
1. strongly disagree
5. strongly agree