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Doctor insights on: Can A Nursing Home Keep A Patient Without Her Consent

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Can a nursing home keep a patient without her consent?

Yes: If a doctor has put a temporary emergency hold or the state has deemed the patient not competent to make his/her own decisions or the power of attorney (or legal guardian) has requested it (and the patient lacks capacity to make the decision at the time), then yes - a hospital or other medical facility like a nursing home can involuntarily hold a patient. ...Read more

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Can dr. Keep patient in nursing home?

No: Unless the person in nh lacks decision making capacity and the person is under the ward of a guardian. If so and the person is considered unsafe in another care environment, then yes they may be kept in nh against their will. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a california nursing home contractually obligated to keep a patient for a certain amount of time?

I was wondering is a california nursing home contractually obligated to keep a patient for a certain amount of time?

No: However by state regulation under the federal guideline, each nursing home must provide the license for the total number of Medicare and Medicaid beds as well as for the private beds. So for example if the person paid privately but ran out of money and switched to Medicaid. Then depending on the number of Medicaid bed available, this person may have to move another one ...Read more

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How often do nurses round on patients in nursing home?

How often do nurses round on patients in nursing home?

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

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What is a nursing home, and what do they do for patients?

What is a nursing home, and what do they do for patients?

Residence for elder: Nursing home is a residence for elderly people who need some sort of assistance because they are not capable of living alone or take care of themselves. These places provide room and board( bed and food) also they procide medicines prescribed by the patient's dr. And rhey are administered to them. Some nh provide rehabilitation. Most nh have activities or enterteinment for their residents. ...Read more

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What is the criteria for determining if a patient needs to be in a nursing home?

What is the criteria for determining if a patient needs to be in a nursing home?

Multiple criteria: Check out http://www.nursinghomefamilies.com/NH_web/Admission_to_a_Nursing_Home.html for criteria on admission to nursing home. Nursing home does more than just pass out meds. In general, patient has to have skilled nursing need that can be be met by federal/state regulated facility that accepts patient's method of payment ie insurance. Oh and physician has to assume care of patient upon admission ...Read more

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Can an aide get into trouble for reporting to kids neglect and abuse to patients in a nursing home?

Can an aide get into trouble for reporting to kids neglect and abuse to patients in a nursing home?

Reporting abuse: Any reports of potential or real abuse need to be reported and are 'protected'. If anyone, including a health aide, suspects abuse, they are required to report immediately to their supervisors and beyond. Reports of any type of abuse in the nursing home requires immediate analysis and reports to state authorities. ...Read more

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What are pt aides? Are they formally trained? Pt signed off on nursing home patient and assigned to pt aide for exercise 3x/wk. Not sure what is done.

What are pt aides? Are they formally trained? Pt signed off on nursing home patient and assigned to pt aide for exercise 3x/wk. Not sure what is done.

Aide-de-camp: Aide-de-camp = field assistant (french) is by definition a personal assistant, in this case a helper to the pt. The pt is responsible for assessing and assigning appropriate therapy for specific patient based on the patient's medical/physical need. Once the plan of care is set, an aide can simply follow the instructions and carry out the activities assigned for that patient. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 3 mos s/p c6-7 acdfp. When can I return to work full-time as pt in nursing home? I do have to transfer and lift patients frail w/ and w/o dementia

I'm 3 mos s/p c6-7 acdfp. When can I return to work full-time as pt in nursing home? I do have to transfer and lift patients frail w/ and w/o dementia

Ask your doctors: The doctors who've been following your progress are much better equipped to answer your question than doctors who've never met you. Returning to work after such procedures depends on how you were before surgery, and how you're recovering. If you're working with a physical medicine ; rehab physician along with the surgeons who operated, those would be the ideal doctors to ask. ...Read more

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In a nursing home facility, what are the protocols on elderly patients with bruise?

In a nursing home facility, what are the protocols on elderly patients with bruise?

Documentation: Bruises are very common in the elderly, due to fragile skine, and can occur spontaneously (someone on blood thinners) or with routine hands on care. Nursing homes are so well regulated now, the nursing staff is required to document all changes of a patients skin. Staff abuse is rarely a cause for bruising, however if this is suspected discuss with the administrator and the director of nursing. ...Read more