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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more


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What are pt aides? Are they formally trained? Pt signed off on nursing home patient and assigned to pt aide for exercise 3x/wk. Not sure what is done.

What are pt aides? Are they formally trained? Pt signed off on nursing home patient and assigned to pt aide for exercise 3x/wk. Not sure what is done.

Aide-de-camp: Aide-de-camp = field assistant (french) is by definition a personal assistant, in this case a helper to the pt. The pt is responsible for assessing and assigning appropriate therapy for specific patient based on the patient's medical/physical need. Once the plan of care is set, an aide can simply follow the instructions and carry out the activities assigned for that patient. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is difference between assisted living and skilled nursing center and nursing home?

What is difference between assisted living and skilled nursing center and nursing home?

Levels of care: The highest level of care is delivered in the hospitals. Out of the hospital the highest level of care is in a skilled nursing facility that can give complete custoidial care including total patient assistance with daily living, giving medications and intravenous therapy, and all necessary care. The next level of care are assisted living homes that can help people who need less nursing care. ...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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Will all skilled nursing facilities provide IV therapy?

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Will  all skilled nursing facilities provide IV therapy?

Usually not: Some nh who have rn round the clock can administer IV medications. Most of them do not provide this service. ...Read more

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What services do nursing homes typically offer?

Basic Life Activity: The short answer is room and board. But not at all limited to that. They also provide assistance with toileting and bathing, social interaction with staff and other residents, assistance with taking medication, they should also offer physical, & occupational rehabilitation, and spiritual support. ...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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Geriatrics: when looking for skilled nursing care center for a 90 year old frail but social parent, what are the most important considerations?

Geriatrics: when looking for skilled nursing care center for a 90 year old frail but social parent, what are the most important considerations?

Informed decision: Visit facility, ask about ratio of patients to nurses, cnas; look at rooms -- see if they're private, semi-private, etc. Compare nursing homes by rating-- medicare website is one of them: http://www.Medicare.Gov/quality-care-finder/#nursing-home-compare also, when a nursing home has been surveyed by a state oversight agency, it should have the results of survey readily available for you to look. ...Read more

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Who really runs things at nursing home? Rns, lpns or aides?

Who really runs things at nursing home? Rns, lpns or aides?

NHA: Nursing home administrator (nha) who are certified through nursing home administration program run by department of health and national association of boards of examiners of nursing home administrators (nab) most staffs are rns, lpns and midlevels. ...Read more

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How are support workers for the disabled trained?

Vocational programs: Persons wanting to learn how to help disabled persons, from a health perspective, probably get trained as nursing aides or nursing assistants. These are vocational programs, many times offered by schools that also train medical assistants. ...Read more

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What safety tips must I follow while living in a nursing home?

What safety tips must I follow while living in a nursing home?

Ask for help: Most common danger is falls. Never try to do dangerous maneuvers without asking for help. Early morning in the bathroom is often the most dangerous. Stairs are another. Eat well and sleep well and keep up a good exercise routine. Talk with anyone who will listen and read and watch news shows and keep your brain active. As soon as you start to feel ill, ask for help and get a checkup. ...Read more

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What changes have occurred in assisted living and skilled nursing facilities in preparation for boomers/?

What changes have occurred in assisted living and skilled nursing facilities in preparation for boomers/?

See below: 20 yrs ago, seniors and their families had few options to turn to for long term assistance and support other than expensive, institutional-like nursing homes. Obamacare and other tweaks in the healthcare laws may allow seniors greater access to resident-centered options/in a facility that seems more like a residence than a hospital. ...Read more

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What do ombudsman in nursing homes do?

What do ombudsman in nursing homes do?

Ombudsman: They are a neutral party to help advocate for the residents and or their families for residents in the nursing home. ...Read more

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In a nursing home facility, what are the protocols on elderly patients with bruise?

In a nursing home facility, what are the protocols on elderly patients with bruise?

Documentation: Bruises are very common in the elderly, due to fragile skine, and can occur spontaneously (someone on blood thinners) or with routine hands on care. Nursing homes are so well regulated now, the nursing staff is required to document all changes of a patients skin. Staff abuse is rarely a cause for bruising, however if this is suspected discuss with the administrator and the director of nursing. ...Read more

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Why do nursing homes restrict who they can admit based on age of a potential patient?

Why do nursing homes restrict who they can admit based on age of a potential patient?

Not sure about age : Not sure about age limit. They may have problems getting insurance companies approve it. ...Read more

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Does the tabata protocol workout work? Im 5'3 and i weigh 211.

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Does the tabata protocol workout work? Im 5'3 and i weigh 211.

Tabata = HIIT: Tabata is one method of high intensity interval training. It has some science behind it. Check out http://healthland.Time.Com/2012/09/04/we-tried-this-fast-and-furious-tabata/ & http://www.Menshealth.Com/deltafit/unbelievable-4-minute-cardio-workout. But to get benefit as demonstrated in studies, you have to push yourself until ready to pass out or puke. Obviously you'll need to build up to that. ...Read more

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If I go back to assisted living from rehab center, will medicare pay for my pt or an aide there?

If I go back to assisted living from rehab center, will medicare pay for my pt or an aide there?

Many variable: Many variables - no black and white answer -you should check with medicare and/or with whatever company handles your supplementary insurance. ...Read more

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