3. Special Considerations


(Doug): Are there any special considerations to be made between different demographics in regards to adult, adolescent or geriatric as far as private/semi-private rooms, anything that you can elaborate on that?

(David): Well, I think what we’ve found is that a lot of that depends on how the program wants to be rolled out in that particular market. So if you’re going after a geriatric population, then issues of the type of patients that you’re going to have there needs to be considered. In other words, with the elderly population they may be dealing with depression or having to deal with a loss of a loved one and so forth and so they need that private room environment to get better. Others don’t want to be alone. They haven’t been alone for a very long time and so the ability to give them a semi-private environment is also ideal. So those types of – the flexibility to meet the needs of those patients is very important. And really it goes the same for the adult. It’s just different types of issues is what we’ve heard. In other words with the adult population you may have a sicker patient that just needs to be by themselves, or maybe there’s a risk to others and so the ability to put them in a private room is important. Or, they are getting better and they sort of deserve the right to be in a room by themselves. And so we found those to be a range of reasons for having that flexibility between semi-private and private rooms.

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