What Is Long-Term Care?

Long-term care refers to a comprehensive range of medical, personal, and social services coordinated to meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of people who are chronically ill or disabled. A nursing home facility may be the best choice for people who require 24-hour medical care and supervision.

What Type of Care Do Nursing Homes Provide?

Nursing homes offer the most extensive care a person can get outside a hospital. Nursing homes offer help with custodial care -- like bathing, getting dressed, and eating -- as well as skilled care. Skilled nursing care is given by a registered nurse and includes medical monitoring and treatments.

How Can I Find the Right Nursing Home?

Finding the right nursing home takes time. It is important to begin the search for a suitable nursing home well in advance of seeking admission to the facility. There are often long waiting periods for available accommodations. Planning ahead also can make the transition of moving into a nursing home much easier.

About Nursing Homes

A nursing home, convalescent home, skilled nursing facility (SNF), care home, rest home or intermediate care provides a type of residential care. It is a place of residence for people who require continual nursing care and have significant difficulty coping with the required activities of daily living. Nursing aides and skilled nurses are usually available 24 hours a day.

Residents include the elderly and younger adults with physical or mental disabilities. Residents in a skilled nursing facility may also receive physical, occupational, and other rehabilitative therapies following an accident or illness. Some nursing homes assist people with special needs, such as Alzheimer patients.

Residents may have specific legal rights depending on the nation the facility is in.

Before the Industrial Revolution, elderly care was largely in the hands of the family who would support elderly relatives who could no longer do so themselves. Charitable institutions and parish poor relief were other sources of care.

Nursing homes offer the most extensive care a person can get outside a hospital. Nursing homes offer help with custodial care—like bathing, getting dressed, and eating—as well as skilled care given by a registered nurse and includes medical monitoring and treatments. Skilled care also includes services provided by specially trained professionals, such as physical, occupational, and respiratory therapists

Features included

  • 3 Chef-prepared meals daily and restaurant style dining
  • Dynamic calendar of activities, outings and Watercrest Institute classes
  • Salon and Spa Services on-site
  • Coastal Living design complete with pool, verandas, and outdoor living spaces
  • Spacious apartments with washer, dryer, and kitchenettes
  • 24-hour licensed staffing and world class personal care
  • Wellness programs
  • Pet friendly environment
  • A state-of-the-art wireless resident call system
  • Medication management available
  • Preventative health screenings
  • High apartment ceilings and spa showers
  • Transportation services seven days per week
  • Housekeeping services
  • Maintenance services
  • Utilities and cable included
  • Move-in coordination
  • Respite stay accommodations

Scottsdale SENIOR Magazine Welcomes Arizona Breast Cancer Specialists

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Created: 01 June 2016

Arizona Breast Cancer Specialists has been a dream of Dr. Robert Kuske and Dr. Coral Quiet’s for the last decade. ABCs is a first in the world. No other radiation practice has committed its physicians, staff and equipment exclusively for women fighting breast cancer! We have chosen equipment that offers the best types of radiation to direct against cancer; yet allows minimal collateral damage to normal tissues. Our equipment design is simple – we do not borrow equipment that was really designed for prostate or brains! 

Dr. Robert Kuske and Dr. Coral Quiet are Radiation Oncologists who specialize in the treatment of breast cancer. Together, they have 43 years of experience treating this disease in both top tier academic teaching institutions and in private practice and have been honored by the opportunity to help pioneer new developments in breast cancer treatment. As they have worked in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area for years, they have dreamed of building a breast cancer specialty clinic. Today, that dream has been realized! Every element of ABCs has been selected with one overriding priority: absolute and uncompromising excellence! Our practice has been designed to provide women the highest quality of breast cancer treatment while providing the respect and solace every patient with breast cancer deserves. Dr. Robert Kuske and Dr. Coral Quiet have hand-picked each and every person in this clinic: from the PhD physicists overseeing the technical aspects of practice, to the experienced and dedicated nursing staff, and to the skilled and supportive office staff; every single person is a professional at the very top of his or her game. We have spared no expense in choosing only the very best technology, engineered by the most innovative and experienced companies in the world. Each staff member and piece of equipment is impressive in its own right, but when joined together with the dedication of the collaborating physicians, and the spirit and resolve of you, our patients, we have created a true team of champions for your fight against breast cancer.