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Benefits of a Private Room
- Numerous studies concluded that single occupancy rooms, also known as private rooms, decrease the risk of acquiring and spreading infections.
- Private rooms lend to fewer resident conflicts and no concerns with roommate compatibility.
- Private resident rooms are associated with improved sleep patterns, reduced agitation and aggressive behavior among people with dementia in long-term care facilities.
- Studies show fewer medication errors and adverse outcomes when private rooms are used in healthcare settings.
- Single-occupancy rooms allow greater flexibility in adapting care as the resident’s condition and acuity change, therefore requiring fewer resident room transfers.
- Single resident rooms enhance residents’ sense of home, privacy, and control
- Studies conducted in long-term care facilities found higher resident satisfaction and family preference for private rooms.
- Private rooms can positively affect the quality of communication between staff and residents, making it easier to maintain confidentiality when discussing medical matters.