The Need for a Nursing Home in Liberia Term Paper by Nicky

The Need for a Nursing Home in Liberia
A review of plans for establishing a nursing home in Liberia.
# 151538 | 1,313 words | 3 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Jun 24, 2012 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Aging (General)

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The paper relates that improvements in healthcare and a reinvigorated economy following the cessation of a bloody civil war in 2003 indicate that more people are going to be living longer lives and will require the services provided by assisted care living facilities in the future. The paper outlines the mission of the plan, the environment of Liberia, the vision, goals and strategies of this plan, tactics to achieve the goals, risk factors involved and the way to monitor the effectiveness of the funding received. An appendix with a figure is included in this paper.

Review and Discussion

From the Paper:

"Measuring the effectiveness of the funding received will be a fairly straightforward approach to monitoring the effectiveness of the grant application process, but there are other variables that can serve as metrics as well, including the percentage of beds filled in the nursing home, the turnover rate among staff and the number of patient-related incidents such as falls that occur. By keeping track of these statistics and developing trending graphs, problem areas can be identified and acted upon before they threaten the viability of the initiative.
"The same cultural forces that hold the elderly in Liberia in high regard may adversely affect the ability of the nursing home facility envisioned herein to attract a sufficient number of residents. For example, according to Bray (2009), "The story is Liberians really care about the elderly because in Africa the elders stay with the family and are deeply respected. They play with the grand children and then they pass away right there in the home" (p. 3). In addition, resources for such an enterprise will be difficult to secure without the intervention of a nongovernmental organization such as the United Nations given the continuing stark economic conditions in Liberia today. There are also significant communications problems in Liberia, with almost all of the landline telephone services being restricted to in and around the nation's capital, Monrovia. Cellular telephone service is becoming increasingly commonplace even in rural areas, though, but Internet access remains sparse with just 2,000 Internet users in the entire country (Liberia, 2009)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bray, M. (2009). The Mabel Bray Foundation. [Online]. Available: http://womeninactionfor
  • Liberia. (2009). U.S. government: CIA world factbook. [Online]. Available: https://www.cia. gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/li.html.
  • Takahashi, K. (2008). Liberia: The impact of civil war. The Chicago Tribune. [Online]. Available:, 0,7722098.htmlpage.

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