Acute Vs. Long-Term Care

Acute and long-term care are two significantly different health  service delivery models designed to meet different patient needs. Acute  care facilities generally deal with immediate, generally urgent, medical  needs, focusing on stabilizing the patient and discharging them as soon  as possible. In contrast, long-term care facilities take an ongoing  approach to care, as patients are often considered residents for varying  periods of time.

To prepare for this Discussion, review  this week’s Learning Resources. Consider your experience preparing for  the Week 2 Application Assignment.

By Day 4

Post a comprehensive response to the following: 300 words

  • What are at least two similarities and two  differences between traditional hospital and nursing-home settings? What  are some of the important practical effects of the similarities and  differences?
  • What are some of the alternatives to historical long-term care-delivery models?
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