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Is hospice care passionate?

Is hospice care passionate?

Another thought: I'm wondering if you meant, is hospice care compassionate? The idea of hospice is to provide specialized medical care for someone who is near the end of life, and their family--and usually patients and families find that hospice care is very compassionate--at its best hospice addresses all the aspects of dying. ...Read more

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Who provides hospice care? Cnas?

Who provides hospice care? Cnas?

A team!: Hospice teams involve a doctor, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, pastoral care, volunteers, choreworkers, and others. A patient and family will typically interact with all of these clinicians over the course of care. Most hospice have a primary nurse who is the clinician they see the most. ...Read more

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How much dies teeth whitening cost with united health care choice plus plan?

How much dies teeth whitening cost with united health care choice plus plan?

Doesnt cover it: No insurances (that i know of) cover cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening. Teeth whitening can cost anywhere from $100-900 depending on a number of choices. Take home trays are typically your best bang for the buck. ...Read more

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Which is better for dental care: the philips sonicare or the oral-b professional care tooth brush?

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Which is better for dental care: the philips sonicare or the oral-b professional care tooth brush?

No difference: Both brands are the market leaders and both have been around for more than 30 years and FDA approved. ...Read more

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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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How do primary care providers involve support groups when planning for patient's care?

How do primary care providers involve support groups when planning for patient's care?

Often through social: workers, online communities or through office personnel. Support groups are everywhere and usually free. United Way in my area forms the connection hub to most, but County hotlines are very helpful. Some cities even have special phone lines for available services. San Diego has 211. Some psychologists form their own support groups out of existing patient pools. Be creative. ...Read more

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What is hospice care?

Relieving suffering: Hospice care focuses on relieving or preventing suffering rather than trying to treat the underlying medical problems of patients with terminal illnesses. Hospice care may involve many types of health care professionals and will focus not just on physical but also emotional and social aspects of end-of-life care. ...Read more

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Anyone had your employer health care plan deny dental benefits?

Anyone had  your employer health care plan deny dental benefits?

Dental benefits: Dental benefits are something negotiated by your company and a insurance company. They decide which procedures will or will not be covered and what percentage of the dentists fee they will cover. Every plan is different. Contact your company representative to discuss all your benefits that you are paying for. ...Read more

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Whats palliative care?

Whats palliative care?

Relieve symptoms: Palliative care refers to medical care typically used for patients with terminal illness with a focus on relieving symptoms, pain and stress rather than a focus on curing the underlying medical problem. ...Read more

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How willa dental implant work with braces?

How willa dental implant work with braces?

Must plan ahead!: If you are in need of dental implant treatment and orthodontics, you must plan ahead. Typically, orthodontics is nearly completed prior to implant placement as the implant cannot be moved orthodontically. Once you get to the last few months or in the "detailing" phase, you can usually have your implant placed so that your treatment is completed at about the same time as your orthodontics. ...Read more

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Should I replace dental bonding with veneers?

Should I replace dental bonding with veneers?

Maybe: If you don't like the bonding or it has been chipping easily you may go with veneers. They are pocelain and tend to be more esthetic. If you like what you have and it is not decaying under the bonding it is your call, you may even elect to just have the bonding done again. ...Read more

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If Obamacare is repealed w/o replacement, how will physicians handle care for patients? Will you perform very basic service? Stop doing surgeries?

If Obamacare is repealed w/o replacement,  how will physicians handle care for patients? Will you perform very basic service? Stop doing surgeries?

We will do whatever: it takes to take care of patients. I was taking care of patients long before most people were on insurance (private or governmental) , and the job got done. Sometimes we bartered for services, sometimes we were paid in chickens or pies. I really do not think Congress will leave the country high and dry. Do you? ...Read more

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Can dentists provide urgent care?

Can dentists provide urgent care?

Absolutely: Just like any other medical specialty, there are emergent situations in dental field. Common examples are severe dental pain, maxillary-facial trauma, severe infection, etc. Most dental offices have emergency hotlines and oncall doctors. However, if it is a life theratening situation or severe infection beyond toothache, you should go to hospital based dental clinic or an oral surgeron office. ...Read more

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Opinions on current health care options for sex workers?

Opinions on current health care options for sex workers?

Please clarify: What are you really asking? About insurance? Sex workers need routine care from a good trusted family physician that knows about STDs and screening for HPV related cancers. One who can provide appropriate birth control as well. ...Read more

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When should someone get revision hip-replacement surgery?

When should someone get revision hip-replacement surgery?

When old THA fails.: Depending on when the hip was replaced and what was used, THAs will usually last for quite a while. However, THAs do fail. When they do fail, the symptoms may include pain, instability, or inability to walk. There may be grinding, clicking, or other similar symptoms. If you have a concern, please see your orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any post care insturctions after permanent zirconia crown?

Are there any post care insturctions after permanent zirconia crown?

Hygiene: If it is a solid zirconia crown, it is nearly indestructible, however it requires the same hygiene and maintenance as any other tooth. The weakest link at this point seems to be the adhesive to join it to the tooth structure, but improvements are in process. ...Read more

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Any special care required after cornea replacement surgery?

Any special care required after cornea replacement surgery?

Eye drops&protection: use your eye drops according to directions, keep cornea protected and regular follow-ups with your eye md ...Read more

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In hospices, what's end-of-life care?

In hospices, what's end-of-life care?

Variable: Hospice can be either in a facility or at home . It is designed to take of symptoms that bother the patient, ie pain, nausea, vomiting, etc. ...Read more

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Who qualifies for palliative care?

Who qualifies for palliative care?

Serious illness!: Anyone with serious illness and symptoms, stress, or the need to consider goals of care. Palliative care is appropriate at any stage of illness and can be given along with disease-modifying treatments, like chemo. ...Read more

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How are preventive care services covered under the new health care reform law?

How are preventive care services covered under the new health care reform law?

Access for all: Unfortunately, our focus in the us is on treatment rather than prevention. However, accountable care organizations are designed to care for populations of patients rather than just hospital care. Therefore, it will be in everyone's best interest to keep people well and out of the hospital. Probably the most important part of the affordable care act is the provision for healthcare for all. ...Read more