Document Type : Original Article


1 PHD in Nursing, Assistant Professor, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

2 PHD in General Psychology, Director General of Welfare Organization of Isfahan Province

3 Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran


INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to determine the status of observance of structural
standards in rehabilitation centers and nursing homes.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross‑sectional descriptive study was carried out on 12 centers
of the nursing homes of Isfahan city during 2016–2017. The tool was a check. To complete the
checklist, the direct observation of the environment and the review of existing documents were used.
Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and frequency distribution.
RESULTS:  The findings of this study shows that of 11 standards ofworkforce standards regarding
to health expert presence, nurse presence, therapist and extracurricular instructor presence, have
been observed innone of the centers, and the presence of social worker/psychologist in 50% of the
centers. Of the 21 standards relating to the physical environment, eight standards have not been met
in any of the centers. Of the 25 standards relating to the general conditions of building, 4 standards
have not been met in any of the centers. Of the 10 standard relating to the equipment and supplies
which are needed, 3 were not observed in any of the centers. Of the 10 standards relating to the
required services, except one, standards have been met in all centers. Of the 10 standards relating
to the general provisions, 7 are met in all centers of both types.
CONCLUSION: According to the findings, a significant percentage of standards have not been met
in any of the aging centers or just met in some of these centers. It is hoped that the results of this
study will enable authorities to promote standardization of nursing homes and rehabilitation centers.


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