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What caregivers can provide home health care?

What caregivers can provide home health care?

Home Health: Qualifications for home health-when the patient is confined to the house like bedridden, cannot ambulate, no means of transportation, poor eyesight, difficulty taking medications etc. Ask around in your areas you are certain to find a good home health agency. Whenever they cannot take care of themselves. Usually rn come to the house to check on patients. ...Read more

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What services does home health care provide?

What services does home health care provide?

Home Health Care: House chores r not covered. Home health care is not covered by insurances unless pt. Came just out of the hospital, and usually has a limited number of days. With the breakup of the family ( families living far from another), families with less children, and women working, no one can take care of sick elderly. Then... Need an assisted living facility or nursing home or home help paid by pt ...Read more

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Should I hire a nurse to take care of mom in medicaid nursing home?

Should I hire a nurse to take care of mom in medicaid nursing home?

See below: You would need a permission from the director of nursing to allow a private nurse to care of your mom. You would have to pay privately on your behalf. ...Read more

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How can I pay for home health care and other caregiving services?

How can I pay for home health care and other caregiving services?

Ask your provider: Most health care facilities deal with companies that provide home health care. Although these services have a limitation by most insurances your pcp or health provider could recommend one of these companies if they provide a private service. ...Read more

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Will the child psychiatrist, pediatrician or child psychologist visit the child's school? 

Will the child psychiatrist, pediatrician or child psychologist visit the child's school? 

Yes: It is not unusual for a child psychologist, especially one who specializes in educational psychology, to visit a child's classroom to observe the the child, the child's interactions, and the learning environment. The need for a visit is largely dependent upon the diagnosis or suspected diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is a home health care provider?

What is a home health care provider?

Home health: Home health provider is usually a company that provides medical services in the home. Physical therapy and nursing care are the most common. A person who provides the care is either a registered nurse, physical therapist or health aid. ...Read more

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Where do I fine the government requirements for a home child care center?

Where do I fine the government requirements for a home child care center?

Health Department: Check with your state health department, which usually operates thru your county health department. ...Read more

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Which the difference between home care and home health care?

Which the difference between home care and home health care?

See below: Home care is just for companion who provides for loved one. Home health care provides nurse, certified nursing aide, physical therapist, dietian and social worker. Please call the company and find out the description of service. ...Read more

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Should a nursing home meet my needs as a caregiver?

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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What health precautions should parents take before sending a child to summer camp?

What health precautions should parents take before sending a child to summer camp?

Thing to consider: Make sure your child´s immunizations are up to date. Have a good physical exam prior several weeks prior so you can discuss any concern with your child´s doc. If there is any medical history, be sure to mention it on the health form, no matter how trivial it might seem to you. If your child takes any medication, make sure it is a fresh prescription with instructions clearly labeled. ...Read more

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Does hospice care offer full-time nursing care?

Does hospice care offer full-time nursing care?

Hospice: Hospice is an end of life service through medicare or private insurance. It will not pay for 24/7 care unless the person is in the active dying process of the last few days. If you need care in the home you should hire an in home care agency. This is private pay and not covered by medicare. Some long term care insurance may cover it. Check with your agent. ...Read more

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Could a health care proxy make my mom stay in a nursing home?

Could a health care proxy make my mom stay in a nursing home?

Yes & no: Health care proxy only gains power once your mom's physicians declare that she has lost capacity to make medical/legal/financial decisions for herself. The courts will decide whether she is competent or not, and who will become guardian if no legal framework has been established. But health care proxy cannot make anyone do anything as long as s/he is of sound mind. Incapacity may be temporary. ...Read more

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When must I consider using home health care for my parents?

When must I consider using home health care for my parents?

Home Health: Qualifications for home health-when the patient is confined to the house like bedridden, cannot ambulate, no means of transportation, poor eyesight, difficulty taking medications etc. Ask around in your areas you are certain to find a good home health agency. Whenever they cannot take care of themselves. ...Read more

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Can you advise for home care and tips on adult tracheotomy?

Can you advise for home care and tips on adult tracheotomy?

Cleaning and suction: The minimum care is cleaning the cannula and providing suction of secretions as needed. Depending on the type of tracheostomy, the cannula may be removable and/or disposable which dictates how it is cleaned. Suctioning periodically with disposable suction catheter is the most common practice. ...Read more

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Home health care: should firehouses become community health clinics?

Home health care: should firehouses become community health clinics?

Dnt think so: Firehoues lack the proper facilities to reeve healthcare needs. A better choice would be small community clinics which were purpose-built. ...Read more

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How many residents in a residential care home to one aide?

Depends on State: State and federal regs define the staff to resident ratios.From my own experience, these requirements are not always met due to several reasons particularly call ins and unavailibilityog staff. ...Read more

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Need reliable caregiving agency/individual for mom in my home. Do we want cna, housekeeper, neighbor girl if she has dementia?

Need reliable caregiving agency/individual for mom in my home. Do we want cna, housekeeper, neighbor girl if she has dementia?

I would start with : Talking to your doctor about this as he knows the severity of the illness and how fast it is progressing. ...Read more

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Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam

Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam

It depends: There are so many factors that may affect the decision. It depends on the health of the grandparents. If it happens, looking to get support from others in the family is very important. The age of the children may also be a factor. This is a long-term commitment. Many times the grandparents can be stressed. Making sure there is adequate financial support is also important. ...Read more

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Can you weigh the benefits of in-patient and out-patient, hospital and home care for palliative care?

Can you weigh the benefits of in-patient and out-patient, hospital and home care for palliative care?

It depends: Palliative care can be provided in all these settings. If some symptoms are too severe, e.g., pain, it may be necessary to hospitalize the patient. ...Read more

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How do someone become a palliative care nurse?

How do someone  become a palliative care nurse?

Http://www.hpna.org/: If you are already a nurse, you may choose to work in the field of hospice, palliative care, home health, cancer care, etc. Additionally, once you have had a certain number of hours of practice, you may study to become certified in palliative care. Here is some more information: http://www.Hpna.Org/displaypage.Aspx?Title=certification%20preparation. ...Read more

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