Posted on Nov 27, 2018
In the United States, it is estimated that there are over 15,000 nursing homes and long-term care facilities in operation. As of 2014, when statistics on the nursing home industry were collected, 1.4 million people received care at these facilities. Elderly patients with a wide range of abilities, illnesses, and needs rely on nursing home facilities for compassionate, safe care. Facilities must manage their patient populations and their risks with several strategies, including nursing home insurance to protect their assets, staff, and patients from the losses associated with liability. When psychological and cognitive health concerns in patients arise, the role of these facilities is made more complicated. In conjunction with World Mental Health Day, we will take a deeper look into the factors that nursing homes face when providing care to those patients with mental health issues.