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skilled nursing vs hospice

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Outside too: Hospice can be on an outpatient basis. Skilled nursing home facilities also have hospice, they have couple more benefits like a sitter most of the day ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Saha
Dr. Ted Saha answered
42 years experience Palliative Care
Palliative/ Hospice: Hospice serves pts in their own homes, nursing homes, long-term care or assisted living facilities or hospitals. Pts receive palliative care to ease p ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
24 years experience Geriatrics
Only if: The hospice nurse is available for 24/7 on call. If the loved one is actively dying, acute distress or acute illness, the hospice nurse will stay long ... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
If true hospice care: Yes, if it is true hospice care. However, some hospice services also provide "bridge care" for patients whose end is not quite in sight yet (it's like ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
24 years experience Geriatrics
See below: The key difference is the subacute rehabilitation, requiring skilled care. Otherwise, it is long term care placement.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
33 years experience Geriatrics
21 days: Medicare will pay for post hospital care in a rehab facility generally 21 days and possibly more with a co pay.Medicare does not pay for long term car ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Level of care needed: A skilled nursing facility describes a center catering to the needs of patients who need a level of care sometimes requiring the skills of a nurse but ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Back
36 years experience Medical Oncology
A team!: Hospice teams involve a doctor, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, pastoral care, volunteers, choreworkers, and others. A patient and family ... Read More
A 100-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Levels of care: The highest level of care is delivered in the hospitals. Out of the hospital the highest level of care is in a skilled nursing facility that can give ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Usually not: Some nh who have rn round the clock can administer IV medications. Most of them do not provide this service.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Insurance : Most of the patients admitted to nh have medicare/medicaid. Skilled nursing homes bill to the insurance companies for the services.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Service type: Subacute care is between hospital care and nursing home care, such as inpatient rehab. Outpatient care is a broad term that includes outpatient visit, ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
THATS ONE OF THE: Main goals.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
Basic Life Activity: The short answer is room and board. But not at all limited to that. They also provide assistance with toileting and bathing, social interaction with s ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Varies.: Both kinds of hospitals are held to the same standard of care; some exceed it, some fail, but whether they are public or private rarely matters.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
24 years experience Geriatrics
No: Pallitative care deals with symptoms that are easily managable and improving the quality of life of patients and their families through the prevention ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
NH vs Hospital: Nursing home takes care of patients with chronic conditions who do not require medical and intensive nursing care on a regular basis. In the hospital ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
CNM > WHNP.: Cnms have actual delivery privileges - whnps do not.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Generally not: If hospice patient needs to be admitted to the hospital for unrelated condition, patient gets the care, even though terminally ill.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Not a podiatry ?: Talk to your family doctor.
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Dr. Andrius Baskys
45 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Elder : Elder abuse is a crime. All of us, physicians, nurses, social workers and other staff who work with older individuals and those who do not, are legall ... Read More
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