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Why is hospice located in skilled nursing facilities?

Why is hospice located  in skilled nursing facilities?

High level needs: Hospice is extremely useful in skilled nursing facilities for patients who have a high symptom burden and cannot be managed at home or do not have a home or home caregivers that allow for this. Hospice clinicians are specially trained to deal with symptoms and generally add expertise to the staff at skilled nursing facilities because the patient will get extra attention. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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Geriatrics (Definition)

Geriatrics or geriatric medicine is a speciality that focuses on health care of elderly people. It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and ...Read more


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Global health organisation warns families to prepare emergency family plan: what medicine and supplies.?

Global health organisation warns families to prepare emergency family plan:  what medicine and supplies.?

Six basic supplies: 1 water mke sure you have water for basic needs for 3 days 2 food non perishable for st least 3 days 3 first aid and supplies 4 clothing and beddings appropriate 5 tools and special items like flash lights and fresh batteries 6 battery powered communication devices and dont forget copies of important documents like drivers licence, passports. Prescription medicines and over the counter meds. ...Read more

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What prevents soldiers from receiving mental health assistance in the army?

Administration: This is not a medical question. This needs to be addressed to the administrative component of the military. ...Read more

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Reimbursement for skilled nursing from medicare?

Reimbursement for skilled nursing from medicare?

21 days: Medicare will pay for post hospital care in a rehab facility generally 21 days and possibly more with a co pay.Medicare does not pay for long term care. ...Read more

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What are the differences between subacute care, outpatient care, hospice care, home health care?

What are the differences between subacute care, outpatient care, hospice care, home health care?

Also: Subacute care in many skilled nursing facilities usually entails significant specialized care, like patients on long term ventilators. These patients are too stable for the hospital but because the tracheostomy & vent require constant monitoring and nursing care. If a pt can't be taken off the vent they are usualy transferred to a facility where this type of care is usual. ...Read more

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Workmen's compensation doctors in north carolina?

Workmen's compensation doctors in north carolina?

Workers compensation: This is a challenge as many states under obamacare have redone their wc programs to make it impossible to get appropriate treatmnet. More and more md's are not accepting wc patients. Check with the wc board if they have a list of doctors. ...Read more

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Global health organisation warn families to prepare emergency family plan with medicine and supplies.?

Global health organisation warn families to prepare emergency family plan with medicine and supplies.?

Six basic supplies: 1 water mke sure you have water for basic needs for 3 days 2 food non perishable for st least 3 days 3 first aid and supplies 4 clothing and beddings appropriate 5 tools and special items like flash lights and fresh batteries 6 battery powered communication devices and dont forget copies of important documents like drivers licence, passports., list of phone numbers prescription medicines. ...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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Patient safety in elderly populations; how do nurses communicate with the Alzheimer's folks?

Patient safety in elderly populations; how do nurses communicate with the Alzheimer's folks?

Patience/compassion: It is hard to watch a viable adult dwindle in to memory loss as with alzheimer's. Most people who communicate with them have patience, understanding, and can read body language and facial cues. Caregivers remember what these patients liked and how to help them and communicate that to nurses. Art, music, and old pictures reach the long term memories of these patients and that helps. ...Read more

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Mental health issues with geriatric ladies==are they common?

Mental health issues with geriatric ladies==are they common?

Depends: Seriously, the variation is not so much age as it is the underlying resiliency. We are all individuals, avoid grouping. ...Read more

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Is care in the va hospitals as good as the military system?

It depends: Every hospital is only as good as the physicians which staff it. ...Read more

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Assuming you, as a geriatric physician, contracted by either a teaching hospital or a corporation operating --- --- several nursing homes for profit, are charged with examining residents at one or more nursing homes and one such resident discloses being:

Assuming you, as a geriatric physician, contracted by either a teaching hospital or a corporation operating --- --- several nursing homes for profit, are charged with examining residents at one or more nursing homes and one such resident discloses being:

Elder : Elder abuse is a crime. All of us, physicians, nurses, social workers and other staff who work with older individuals and those who do not, are legally and ethically required to report suspected abuse to appropriate authorities. I have attached a link to elder abuse hotlines by state and also a link to a document describing signs of elder abuse. ...Read more

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Are psychiatric nurses and psychiatric nurse practitioners the same thing?

Are psychiatric nurses and psychiatric nurse practitioners the same thing?

Profession query: No they are not one and the same - psych np has prescription privileges and can collaborate with a psychiatrist to provide psychopharm services whereas psychiatric nursing deals more with inpatient nursing care. ...Read more

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Which is the average pay for neurological surgeons in a london hospital?

Depends: salaries can range from 350k- to over 1M depending on academic institution, demographics, private practice, etc... ...Read more

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What is the speciality pediatric critical care?

What is the speciality pediatric critical care?

ICU doctors: Children who are very ill often need intensive care, one on one nursing and a doctor who specializes in severe diseases and illnesses...A pediatric critical care doctor. ...Read more

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Can first assists on a traveling surgeon's team bill insurance for their services?

Can first assists on a traveling surgeon's team bill insurance for their services?

Yes you can: When you assist on a surgery if it is qualified for assistance (some surgery are not qualified- minor surgery) you should be able to bill for it. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of choosing specialized memory care accommodation?

What are the benefits of choosing specialized memory care accommodation?

Better match: The overall quality of care ( and caring) is primary but specialty units often have staff with better trading and experience working with these conditions which adds to the quality of care. ...Read more

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Are their social development programs for graduates from neonatal intensive care unit?

Are their social development programs for graduates from neonatal intensive care unit?

Development: Many nicus have developmental follow up clinics to evaluate progress and needs after going home from the nicu and the children are prescribed physical, occupational, and speech therapy as is warranted. The therapy occurs on developmentally appropriate levels which is often through play therapy. ...Read more

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What age does a person become a geriatric?

See below: There are no correct answers about the starting age for a geriatric patient. I have younger patients who are now at the nursing home residents. I also have younger home bounded patients who suffers ms, parkinson's and advanced cancer. ...Read more

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When do geriatric diseases start to manifest?

When do geriatric diseases start to manifest?

70 and above.: Usually we start seeing geriatric syndromes like dementia, depression, urinary incontinence, gait imbalance , osteoporosis etc after 75. ...Read more

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How to find a geriatric nurse or experienced lpn?

How to find a geriatric nurse or experienced lpn?

Answer: Contact the board of nursing and they shall give you the link where to find them by zip code. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: geriatrics?

Geriatrics: Geriatrics or geriatric medicine is a speciality that focuses on health care of elderly people. It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults. ...Read more

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Mental health issues with geriatric ladies==are they common?

Depends: Seriously, the variation is not so much age as it is the underlying resiliency. We are all individuals, avoid grouping. ...Read more

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Does medicare cover for geriatrics?

Does medicare cover for geriatrics?

Yes: Medicare will pay 80% covered expenses such as hospitalization and routine appointments with your physician. ...Read more

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When would a geriatric palliative medicine consultation be helpful?

Depends: But usually when a person has a low likelihood of recovery and the patient and family would like some help working through the latter stages of the illness both through the physical and emotions . They are very useful ! ...Read more

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Is pro air inhaler a brand name or geriatric brand? And is it a resue inhaler?

Is pro air inhaler a brand name or geriatric brand? And is it a resue inhaler?

Rescue inhaler: ProAir is a brand name rescue inhaler. It is used for short-acting relief of shortness-of-breath due to asthma and chronic lung diseases. ...Read more

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Please answer! what kind of specialty items would you choose to add to the reception area of a geriatric practice?

Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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How is anti-aging medicine (aam) different from geriatrics? Is anti-aging medicine (aam) different from geriatrics?

Nutrition: Aam deals with biochemical aspect understanding of nutritional issues/deficencies of each medical condition. Geriatrics deals with prevention, promotion, preservation and independence but little training on nutrtional management. Both aam and geriatrics do manage what we call successful aging. ...Read more

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What's a geriatric care manager do?

What's a geriatric care manager do?

Coordinate care: Geriatric case managers are nurses or social workers that can help families access resources needed to optimize care for a senior. They also will assist with organizing doctors visits and other care needs. Care managers are especially useful when family is at a distance. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about UTIs in geriatric patients?

Common: UTI are somewhat common in the elderly, especially females. Hygiene plays a big role, but there is a direct correlation with both bowel and bladder incontinence and frequency if infection. Men with uncontrolled urinary symptoms from an enlarged prostate are also more susceptible to infection from urinary retention. ...Read more

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Does a geriatric assessment have more than one visit? Whats involved?

Does a geriatric assessment have more than one visit? Whats involved?

Mostly yes: In the past, it took more than two hours to have a complete assessment. It was somewhat burdensome for a patient and loved one to stay longer. Now, it requires at least 2-4 visits in the next two months. It involves medication adjustments, education to loved one, treatment options and referrals for patient's needs such as MRI of head, physical therapy or neuropsychologyl as well as for counseling. ...Read more

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My grandmother is 85 years old and weighs 85 pounds. What current medications are available to stimulate appetite in geriatric patients?

My grandmother is 85 years old and weighs 85 pounds. What current medications are available to stimulate appetite in geriatric patients?

Weight loss: The first step should be to figure out why she is losing weight. Our metabolic requirements change as we age, so she may be having difficulty maintaining weight. I would recommend a workup to see if there is something reversible/treatable, for example, a thyroid condition, before jumping to appetite stimulants. ...Read more

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At what age should you consider seeing geriatrics doctor?

Depends: A geriatric dr is a dr first, often internal med or family med. He/she can deal with all adult issues, but has special knowledge in the care of the elderly and the interactions of medications and multiple chronid disorders. Short answer is.. depends on your condition, and your Dr's ability / willingness to deal with the complexities of aging.. ...Read more

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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