A user's guide to community entry for the severely by Ernest Pancsofar

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The convalescent home and intermediate care facility are specially licensed nursing homes. Nursing homes are nearly always privately owned and are expected to make a profit for their owners. (2) Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF): Licensed as a nursing home, making it eligible for Federal Medicaid Support (Title XIX) of The Social Security Act and its Amendments). Two classes are distinguished according to size: 15 and under, and 16 and over. The larger homes must have a nurse (LPN) on duty at all times, whereas the smaller homes need only have one on call.

2)Medium Group Home: serving 11 to 20 retarded adults. (2)Large Group Home: serving 21 to 40 retarded adults. (2)Mini-institution: serving 41 to 80 retarded adults. (2) Mixed Group Home: serving retarded adults and former mental hospital patients and/or ex-offenders in the same residence. (2) Group Home for Older Adults: serving only older retarded people and often nonretarded people as well in group homes or rest homes. (2) 8. Nursing Homes: Include a variety of residential alternatives, all providing continuing medical care for anyone who needs it.

Three suggestions are provided to begin the process of solidifying our inner convictions. First, we must acknowledge that what each of us perceive in the world around us are approximations of what is really there. We all possess uniquely different sensory perceptors and process information at different speeds and with different background references to evaluate this inout. Therefore, no one can claim to have all the answers on any given topic. " We need to begin thinking less in dichotomies (either-or) and more in combinations of relationships that are possible when evaluating a particular problem.

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