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Gowanda Nursing And Rehab
Staff supervision: Just what it implies, a supervisory capacity in nursing home care and management. ...Read more
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
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
Can you weigh the benefits of in-patient and out-patient, hospital and home care for palliative care?
Usually not: Some nh who have rn round the clock can administer IV medications. Most of them do not provide this service. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
Why will detox and rehab facilities refuse to admit me to detoxification im on 100 mgs of methadone and I'm still using both heroin and cocaine?
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
Not sure about age : Not sure about age limit. They may have problems getting insurance companies approve it. ...Read more
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Good for you: this isn't a question, so I cant answer. ...Read more
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