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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: salaries can range from 350k- to over 1M depending on academic institution, demographics, private practice, etc... ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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