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There are different
ways how regulatory agencies affect the quality of care. They include, Improving Safety, improving quality of life,
improving quality of care, and finally Reducing Prevalence of Unlicensed Homes.
The causes includea rapidly growing elderly population with significant levels
of physical disability and mental impairment, universal rejection of nursing
home care by younger persons with disabilities and their advocates, anda strong preference of the elderly
for in-home and community-based services rather than nursing homes. Regulatory
agencieshad a positive effect on
several quality indicators. These include lower use of psychotropic drugs,
lower use of medications contraindicated for the elderly, more operator
training, and greater availability of social aids and supportive device. In
addition, regulatory agencies had aneffect on the prevalence of unlicensed
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