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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

Dr. Benjamin Lessig
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Caregiving (Definition)

Caregiving is the act of helping others take care of ...Read more


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What does a caregiver do in nursing home?

What does a caregiver do in nursing home?

Talk to the staff: I would discuss this with the staff at the home and her doctor. ...Read more

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Should a nursing home meet my needs as a caregiver?

They should try!: I beleive it is the desire of most every nursing home to try to meet the needs of the resident and those of the family and caregivers. If you are a caregaiver, you shold have a frank and open dialog with those in the nursing home who are caring for your loved one and also with the administration of the nh. Let them know your desires and needs and work openly, sincerely and genuinely to take the. ...Read more

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Do caregivers get legal rights if they are the sole relationship a nursing home attendant has?

Do caregivers get legal rights if they are the sole relationship a nursing home attendant has?

Probably not: Your first legal obligation is to your employer. You might feel you have an ethical or moral obligation to the nursing home patient you can for, but that gives you no legal rights since you are not related by marriage or other kinship. You would probably have to go court to be granted any legal right like guardianship or conservatorship. ...Read more

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What are nursing home ethics?

What are nursing home ethics?

Nursing homes: That's a very grand question for this space. There is a patient code of ethics if it helps , see this site as an example: http://www.4fate.Org/html/bill_of_rights.Html. ...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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Please please please describe a good nursing home.

Please please please describe a good nursing home.

A caring staff: A good nursing home has a caring staff and physicians who are available and willing to meet with family members. These two characteristics are not easy to discern. I recommend that you visit any nursing home you are considering for yourself or a family member. Walk around, and talk to visitors and family members of patients. Don't go by what the admissiions folks tell you - they are in sales. ...Read more

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Does medicare pay for nursing home?

Does medicare pay for nursing home?

It depends...: Medicare will start paying for a nursing home once the patient no longer has any financial assets. In other words, you'll have to liquidate your assests to pay for the nursing home, and once there is no money left, medicare will pitch it. ...Read more

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What is risk of MRSA in nursing home?

Mrsa: Same precautions would apply in a nursing home as anywhere else. Good handwashing, basic precautions. Taking care with known mrsa carriers. ...Read more

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