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Can A Nursing Home Patient That Has Drop Foot Ever Be Able To Walk Once Again
Usually: A 'drop foot' can have many causes. Typically, patients with a drop foot can walk with an ankle foot orthosis (afo) and other assistive devices as needed. Occasionally, surgery is recommended for this problem. I recommend an evaluation by a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
Mrs. Rose is a hospice patient in the nursing home. She has gangrene of her foot. What can she do to cure it?
It depends: Depending on her current health status, whether the gangrene is wet/dry, if there is neuropathy (which may spare the patient pain), and prognosis are to all be considered. Hospice care is palliative in nature, so if intervention for the gangrene is to be considered, a change in her hospice status is necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When do you know its time for a dementia patient to go to a nursing home? Mother is 85 years old..Lives alone in apartment..Forgetful, but otherwise good health..Apartment is extremely clean and tidy, makes her own meals, walks independently. Siblings w
The : The basic reason for a person to live permanently at a nursing home is if they can not function without assistance. Can the person handle every day tasks of living such as brushing their teeth, washing themself, dressing themself? Does the person engage in unsafe behaviors such as forgetting to turn off the oven? Does the person have a medical condition that would make it unsafe to live alone such as falling often or seizures? Is the person depressed and isolating themself? I think that it is excellent that your mother continues to interact with others and that she maintains her own home and makes her own meals. Many elderly people who have difficulty with some of those activities of daily living, may still elect to live independently in their own home but might have some meals delivered or might have maid service. Sometimes relatives want their elders to be placed in nursing homes so that they will not worry about them. I think it is very important to ask the person what their desire is. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Talk to the staff: I would discuss this with the staff at the home. ...Read more
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
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
I am 92. My grandmother did not go into nursing home till 100. She was alert and socially active but osteoporosis made it difficult to walk. Unusual?
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