Improving the Quality of Long-Term Care

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Long-term Care, Patient Safety, Practice, Regulation, Research
Many factors affect quality care in long-term care (LTC) settings. A supportive organizational culture, strong leadership, appropriate staff and staffing, and effective training and professional development of staff members are all fundamental elements necessary for influencing quality care in LTC settings. This article discusses challenging issues confronting LTC settings and provides strategies for managing the complexities of culture change, staffing, and education in LTC.
Josephine H. Silvestre, MSN, RN, Barbara J. Bowers, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Sue Gaard, MS, RN