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What are the qualifications of a good nursing home attendant?

Nursing home: The front line staff in a nursing home are the nursings assistants. This important position is front line because they are the ones who will spend most of the intimate time with you or your loved one. There is a certification process so they get the title cna or certified nursing assistant. This requires a training process and a test in the state of az. There are state to state variables. ...Read more

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Are a nursing home and a SNF the same thing?

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Are a nursing home and a SNF the same thing?

Yes: SNF = skilled nursing facility. Key word is nursing which means nurses have to be available around the clock. Assisted living facilities don't require presence of nurse at all times. BTW, we mean RN or LPN when referring to nurses. Check out http://www.diffen.com/difference/Assisted_Living_vs_Nursing_Home as a starting point. ...Read more

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Are there minimum requirements of a caregiver in a nursing home?

Are there minimum requirements of a caregiver in a nursing home?

Yes: Nursing homes must have registered nurses supervising lpns or licensed practical nurses. Some nursing homes have physical therapists if they provide rehabilitation. There are many organizations that regulate these places for quality control issues. In my state of florida the regulations are : https://www.Flrules.Org/gateway/chapterhome.Asp?Chapter=59a-4. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a home birth?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a  home birth?

Worth the risk?: The advantages are a more controlled and comfortable environment, less invasive, and it can be a really positive experience. The disadvantages are limited options for pain relief and huge risks for you and the baby in the rare instances where things go wrong. Unfortunately, things can go wrong very quickly. A competent birth attendant with good judgment and back up is essential. ...Read more

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What are the duties of a home health nurse?

What are the duties of a home health nurse?

HH Nursing: In order to receive home health paid by medicare (or your insurance) you must have two things: a skilled need and you must be home bound. Skilled needs can include all kinds of things: wound care, physical therapy, medication monitoring, intravenous medications, etc. The hh nurse is responsible for creating a plan of care and monitoring which includes weekly visits, at the minimum. ...Read more

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Is a nursing home and a rest home the same thing?

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Is a nursing home and a rest home the same thing?

No: While a commonly used term, rest home has no legal definition while nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities are governed by state & federal regulations. These facilities require presence of nurses (RN/LPN) around-the-clock to provide skilled needs. Assisted living facilities do not have same requirement, do not have RNs/LPNs around-the-clock, and cannot provide skilled nursing services. ...Read more

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What is the importance of home nursing vs hospital care?

What is the importance of home nursing vs hospital care?

Home health nursing: If you are medically stable, require a skilled need (physical therapy, wound care, etc.), require only intermittent care (as compared to 24/7 care in the hospital), then home health may an alternative for recuperation. ...Read more

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Are a nursing home and memory care the same thing?

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Are a nursing home and memory care the same thing?

No: By definition, skilled nursing facilities or nursing homes must have nurses eg RN/LPN available around-the-clock. Assisted living facilities do not. Memory care units are a secure subset of assisted living, w/greater staffing. Check out http://www.aplaceformom.com/alzheimers-care, http://www.seniorhomes.com/p/memory-care/ & http://assistedlivingtoday.com/p/memory-care/ for more info. ...Read more

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What are duties of a home health aide?

What are duties of a home health aide?

Home health aide: Home health aide is there to assist the client is pre-designated duties related to easing the activities of daily living including bathing, cleaning, toileting, light cleaning, cooking, maintaining function with monitoring of an exercise program, ambulating the client, personal hygiene, etc. A home health aide can be part of the medicare qualified package or be paid for separately. ...Read more

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What is the difference between assisted living and hiring a nursing home CNA?

What is the difference between assisted living and hiring a nursing home CNA?

Many issues 2 consid: Check out http://www.aplaceformom.com/assisted-living for starting point re assisted living which is essentially a facility w/basic non-skilled nursing services (otherwise, you'd be looking at skilled nursing facility or nursing home if you needed skilled nursing). ALF are covered by state & local regulations. Hiring certified nursing assistant is just contract btwn you & CNA to provide home care ...Read more

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What are the potential hazards in a nursing home?

What are the potential hazards in a nursing home?

Anything: Bad nursing home reputation, failed annual inspections, loss of independence, change of environmental or cultural settings, uncooperative residents, unprofessional staffing, fire safety, aging building, inner city location, falls resulting fractures, infections among other residents, food poisoning and fear of institutionalization. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of nursing homes?

Skilled Facilities: A skilled nursing facility usually has two separate operations: post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care. In ltc, this is a the permanent home for these residents. They are unable to care for themselves at home and require a higher level of needs for care than can be delivered in any other setting. Snfs are highly regulated so they deliver a slew of benefits including meals, activities, etc. ...Read more

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Which is better for dialysis, a dialysis nurse or a home health nurse?

Which is better for dialysis, a dialysis nurse or a home health nurse?

Dialysis: A specially trained nurse in dialysis would be best given the high level of expertise needed during the dialysis process. ...Read more

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What kind of care can a family provide compared with nursing home?

What kind of care can a family provide compared with nursing home?

All of it really: The problem is that dementia patients eventually require 24 hour care and usually 2 people to lift, dress and toilet. Unless you have a very large family, everyone soon become quite exhausted and cannot provide this level of care, hence we have nursing homes. ...Read more

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How dangerous is visiting a nursing home. Are >50% of nursing homes infected with norovirus?

How dangerous is visiting a nursing home.  Are >50% of nursing homes infected with norovirus?

Visiting nursing hom: Nursing home patients usually have medicla problems that make them more prone ot infections and some of these are contagious. I think it also depends on the nurisng home as to the santaion pracices. If you are concerned you should follow good hand hygiene and do not eat anything until you are able to wash your hands after the visit. Also you should wash all your clothes after wards. ...Read more

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What are the costs of assisted living compared to nursing home care?

What are the costs of assisted living compared to nursing home care?

Many variables: There are many variables to consider when considering long-term care. Cost is affected by location & unit (1bdrm vs shared) as well as type of care required. Nursing homes are typically more expensive than assisted living b/c staffing requirements. Check out http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center/LTCC.html as starting point for comparison. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a nursing home and an assisted living facility?

What is the difference between a nursing home and an assisted living facility?

NH is for sicker.: Candidates for assisted living houses are more independent, less sick and live with less people but there is a certified health care personal helping them with medications. Nursing homes require more skilled medical services pts are sicker and less capable to live independently. ...Read more

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What is the cost of assisted living as compard to a nursing home?

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Many variables: There are many variables to consider when discussing cost of assisted living vs nursing homes. Check out http://www.aplaceformom.com/senior-care-resources/articles/elder-care-costs, http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center/LTCC.html & http://www.guidetonursinghomes.com/nursing-homes/assisted-living-nursing-homes.html for starters. ...Read more

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