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How would hire a good in-home caregiver?

How would   hire a good in-home caregiver?

References: Get references from someone who is bonded and givesw a good personal reference, and may be from an agency that vouches. ...Read more

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Caregiving (Definition)

Caregiving is the act of helping others take care of ...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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What's a respite caregiving?

What's a respite caregiving?

It's a break...: Usually respite is a break for a family member (s) or caregiver providing hands on care or supervisory care. This may include someone to give the family/caregiver a break for a certain period of time of having the person stay in a nursing home for a period of time. Either way this provides a break since caregiving can be very challenging. ...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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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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Where can my elderly parent get financial assistance for an aide at home?

Where can my elderly parent get financial assistance for an aide at home?

Try your insurance: This may be a covered benefit depending on your insurance and your parents medical condtion. Likely, if it is it will be for a minimum amount of hours. But, it is a start. Social workers are good people to find this sort of information out. ...Read more

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Should I hire private nurse for postop care?

Should I hire private nurse for postop care?

Depends : It depends on surgery and how much need for help you have. ...Read more

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Should kids attend funeral of a grandparent?

Should kids attend funeral of a grandparent?

Yes: Well, it depends on the age of the child and whether they were close to the grandparent. If they didn't really know them, or are very young (too young to really understand) then no. However, children are oddly very accepting of life rituals, and they help the child come to grips with major life changes and move on. Be ready for a lot of questions though, and be honest. ...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 is a good hospital care package gift for sick family members?

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What is a good hospital care package gift for sick family members?

Fruits/ flowers: Depending on who the sick person is and what their likings are- choose the gift appropriately. A fruit basket, a bouquet of flowers, a get well balloon, or a card etc. ...Read more

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How do child care providers benefit from the adopt a grandparent program?

How do child care providers benefit from the adopt a grandparent program?

Everyone wins: The program matches individuals with elderly, sometimes nursing home residents for the mutual benefit of both the adoptee and adopter. Both get the joy that comes from a meaningful relationship with someone from another generation. A beautiful Swedish film years ago illustrated this "Kannst du pfeifen, Johannes" in which a child adopted a man in a nursing home telling him he was his grandson. ...Read more

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What must nursing director consider before developing a caregiving plan?

What must nursing director consider before developing a caregiving plan?

Living will.: For many of theses individuals, it is important to understand their prognosis and advance directives. ...Read more

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How would I utilize a geriatric care manager as caregiver?

How would I utilize a geriatric care manager as caregiver?

Geriatric care: Many geriatric care managers have training in nursing, social work, and psychology. They can assess needs, and help you access additional services you might not otherwise know about. They can coach families who are doing caregiving, and help coordinate care. Many more possibilities also. See this for additional info: http://www.Caremanager.Org/why-care-management/what-you-should-know/. ...Read more

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How can I find a good nursing home for my beloved parent?

How can I find a good nursing home for my beloved parent?

Ask for a tour.: It is important to do your homework. Not all nursing homes are equal. Request a tour, speak to the residents and their families and get a feel for the overall experience that is being provided. Clean and safe environment, good medical supervision and services as well as entertainment are all very important. ...Read more

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Should a spouse with Alzheimer's attend the funeral of spouse?

Should a spouse with Alzheimer's attend the funeral of spouse?

Thanks for asking!: A spouse with alzheimer's disease should be able to attend the funeral of his or her spouse, unless there is concern for the safety of the living spouse or others due to extremely agitated, combative behavior. Other relatives & loved ones can help the surviving spouse feel supported & comfortable w/ the surroundings. ...Read more

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Why would a nursing home have petting zoo animals brought into nursing home?

Why would a nursing home have petting zoo animals brought into nursing home?

Pet therapy: Pet therapy has been well recieved in hospitals as well as nursing homes. In order to be labelled as a pet dog--the animal has to undergo certain testing. I am sure if one is opposed to having an animal in their room- the staff would welcome your concern. The friendly animal can bring a lot of happiness in the person visited. ...Read more

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How do a skilled nursing facilities make money?

Medicare Part A: The biggest factor in how skilled nursing facilities make money is the number of patients receiving rehab services under medicare part a. This level of service reimburses the most and nursing homes go to great lengths to try and have as many patients on rehab as possible. They also make money on patients who are custodial care (live there) however the margin of profit is small. ...Read more

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Can a family member decide a patient's care without power of attorney?

Can a family member decide a patient's care without power of attorney?

Yes: If the patient is incapacitated, then a family member is authorized to make healthcare decisions according to that state's specific laws (e.g. Parent then any child vs eldest child). If a poa has previously been assigned & legal papers properly completed, then that poa has legal right to make healthcare decisions. However, any surrogate gets to make healthcare decisions only if the patient can't. ...Read more

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How is family caregiving different than solo caregiving?

How is family caregiving different than solo caregiving?

Division of labor: Tha family as a group helps their loved one with different activities and this helps reduce the care burden for one individual. Each member has their tasks but it is important to have a routine and not deviate from it too much. ...Read more

Nanny (Definition)

A nanny can provide individualized childcare ...Read more