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SHELBY CROSSING HEALTH CAMPUS Long-Term Care (LTC) will continue to be a needed service for Americans today as the population becomes older. As the population continues to grow, there becomes a need for LTC support. There is roughly one-third of today’s population who will never have LTC, but the other 20% will for more than five years. The average person uses this service for approximately three years, which comes out to be 69% of the population. The reasons for LTC are various, but facing the facts it is needed. Topics elaborated in this paper will be the need for a facility, demographics, and a description of the LTC facilities floor plans.
LTC services are obtained when individuals can no longer perform daily activities on their own like dressing, bathing, and cooking. This usually is the outcome of a disability or an illness. Some situations call for more extensive care for illness or disability such as confusion, memory loss, or other cognitive impairments like Alzheimer’s disease. Roughly 70% of individuals over 65 receive some type of long-term care service in their lives, and over 40% will be or are placed in nursing home facilities (Department of Health and Human Services, 2013). So, the need for a long-term care facility that specializes in memory care as well is vital to the aging population.
Forgetfulness is a part of aging and is becoming more prevalent but can be very annoying to those going through it. The need for this facility is the inadequate amount of facilities that focus on memory care. LTC facilities do the best they can to treat resident’s individual needs, but to specialize in specific areas of need is vital. In 2011, it was estimated that 5.4 million people has some forms of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease (Assisted Living Today, 2011). Today families are faced with the weight of caring for their loved on their own or…...

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