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3 General Hospital l Facility where patients are hospitalized a short time (few days to a few weeks) l Provide a wide range of diagnostic, medical, surgical, and emergency services l Most small town hospitals are classified as general hospitals

4 Specialty Hospitals l Provide care for specific chronic illnesses l Patients are usually hospitalized for a long time. l Duke Children’s Hospital in Durham is one

5 Convalescent Care l Generally care for elderly people who need nursing services and personal care l Examples: nursing homes and long-term care facilities

6 Extended Care Facility l This health care facility functions as a bridge between hospital and home when no longer acutely ill.

7 Ambulatory Care / Clinics  Facilities where several physicians with different specialties combine their practices.  This allows the patient to have immediate care for many different illnesses

8 Physician and Dental Facilities l Provides care that promotes wellness and diagnosis of illness l Services at most medical offices include examination, diagnosis, and treatments l Simple surgery, bone setting, counseling, and administration of drugs also take place here.

9 Optical Center l If you are having vision problems, you need to visit an optical center

10 Rehabilitation Centers l People who have been disabled by sickness or injury can recover many of their original abilities and relearn activities of daily living (ADLs) by seeking these services

11 Rehabilitation Center (continued) l Provide care for patients/ clients who require physical therapy, (hydrotherapy (treatments that use water therapy for disease or injury), and other therapies for loss of limb or organ function.

12 Rehabilitation Centers (continued) l They may receive prosthetics (artificial part made for the body) and learn how to use adaptive devices.

13 Rehabilitation Centers (continued) l Patients may stay in these facilities or be treated on an outpatient basis (patient does not require hospitalization but is under a physician’s care.)

14 Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO’s) l Stress wellness (preventive health care) and focus on keeping a person healthy l Provide health services that include hospitalization, basic medical services, and immunizations

15 H ome Health Care Agencies l Provide care in the home for patients who need health services but not hospitalization l Home health workers provide care for all ages l Services include: nursing, physical therapy, personal care (bathing, dressing, etc.) and homemaking (cleaning, food shopping, and preparation)

16 Senior Day Care l Provides care for those elderly people who are able to live at home with their families but need care when the family is away. l Provides a place where the elderly can be cared for during the day

17 Senior Day Care (continued) l Provides activities, rehabilitation, and contact with other people l The elderly are given their medications and are aided in mobility

18 World Health Organization l An international agency sponsored by the United Nations l Founded in 1948 l Concerned with world health problems and publishes health information, compiles statistics, and investigates serious health problems worldwide

19 Hospice care l This organization helps care for terminally ill patients (less than 6 months to live) l Most common diagnosis for these patients is cancer l Philosophy is to help the terminally ill patient live each day to the fullest - usually at home

20 Hospice (continued) l Patients are kept comfortable and free from pain l Involves family. Families are counseled and helped in acceptance of the impending death of a loved one. After the death, the family has continuing support for at least a year.

21 Hospice (continued) l These facilities usually need to sponsor fundraising activities to help with expenses. l No one is turned away due to financial reasons!

22 Government Agencies l The federal, state, and local governments provide health services. l These services are funded by taxes!

23 Veterans Administration Hospital l These hospitals are federally supported and are known as government hospitals. l Provides care for veterans who served in the armed forces l Ft. Bragg Arm Hospital is an example of a government hospital

24 US Public Health Department l Is a federal agency that has 6 major responsibilities: Performing research for diseases that kill, handicap, or cripple Preventing & treating alcohol and drug abuse Preventing and controlling diseases that are transmitted by insects, animals, air, water, and people.

25 US Public Health Department (continued) l FDA (Federal Drug Administration - Checks food and drugs that consumers purchase for safety l Planning more effective ways to deliver health services l Making quality care available and affordable by encouraging health personal to work in undeserved areas.

26 The Public Health Department l Provides services to local communities l Responsible for reporting communicable diseases, public health nursing, health education, environmental sanitation (methods used to keep the environment clean

27 The Public Health Department (continued) l Keeps records including immunization records, health inspections, birth records, and death statistics. l Also provides maternal and child health services

28 Nonprofit / Volunteer Agencies l Supported by donations, membership fees, fundraisers, and federal or state grants l Provide health services at national, state, and local levels l Most focus on specific diseases or health professionals l The American Red Cross and American Heart Association are example of this type of agency

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