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Table 2. Measuring Long-Term Care Quality (Quality Dimensions)
Quality of Care
- Basic activity functioning (Activities of Daily Living [ADLs]).
- Mental health (behavior disorders, cognitive change, depression, anxiety).
- Strength, balance, and endurance (preventing falls).
- Mobility (ability to walk, walk up stairs).
- Weight loss, dehydration.
- Urinary tract infections.
- Pressure ulcers.
- Sleep disturbances.
- Preventable hospitalization, rehospitalization, and emergency
- Medical/medication complications.
- Autonomy, dignity, privacy.
- Meeting life preferences.
Quality of Life
- Social interaction in and outside of facility.
Safety/abuse and neglect.
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