• Examine the impact of external controls, both governmental (federal and state) and non-governmental (accreditation and certification).
• Analyze the role of competition, cooperation, and integration as they influence effectiveness in the field of long-term care.
Long-term care covers a different assortment of essential services providing over a continuous period to individuals of all ages with chronic ailments and practical limits. Various corresponding methods are commonly used for guaranteeing quality of care in long-term care. Some opportunities include regulations set up and imposed by the government and accrediting agencies, marketplace competition, and managerial and qualified commitment to quality development. Competition in long-term care can be fierce and accreditation and certification can help to overcome the competition among long-term care facilities.