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An 83-year-old man was admitted to a nursing facility after suffering a broken hip and a stroke. The hospital, prior to discharge, determined that the man required 24-hour stand-by assistance for all movement. The admitting nurse at the nursing facility, however, assessed the man and determined that he was independent in ambulation and needed no assistance for daily routine activities.

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