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How can I get my parent to be excited spending the holiday in the nursing home?

How can I get my parent to be excited spending the holiday in the nursing home?

Check with NH staff: Check with the staff at the nursing home which activities they will have, which food is going to be served. Find with local churches or non profit organizations which religious services, concerts, dinners or activities they may offer to that nursing home. Find what your parents would appreciate at the nursing home & discuss with the staff t the nursing home.

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Careful what I eat. Visited by parent from nursing home and teen who spend summer abroad. Could I have gotten upset bowel from them?

Careful what I eat. Visited by parent from nursing home and teen who spend summer abroad. Could I have gotten upset bowel from them?

Common things: Common things occur commonly, rare things occur rarely. The most common (and likely) reason is a GI virus. Gi viruses are exceedingly common in the summer in the northern hemispheres. The visits were probably coincidental. If it is a virus, it will likely resolve itself in a few days. If abdominal symptoms continue, see your doctor.

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How can I find a good nursing home for my beloved parent?

How can I find a good nursing home for my beloved parent?

Ask for a tour.: It is important to do your homework. Not all nursing homes are equal. Request a tour, speak to the residents and their families and get a feel for the overall experience that is being provided. Clean and safe environment, good medical supervision and services as well as entertainment are all very important.

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What should I do when a parent needs to go into nursing home?

What should I do when a parent needs to go into nursing home?

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.

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Advice on having a parent who is demented and you want to place them in a nursing home?

Advice on having a parent who is demented and you want to place them in a nursing home?

Informed decision: Placement will depends on the stage of dementia. You might want to ask if they facility has a specialized unit for people with dementia. On a general note, visit the facility, talk to staff, ask about patient to cna, nurses ratio 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 at.

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What is the best way to avoid needing a nursing home besides the obvious? Im 60 and do not want to live like my parent.

What is the best way to avoid needing a nursing home besides the obvious? Im 60 and do not want to live like my parent.

Be Healthy: That may sound flip, but realistically, being healthy is the best way to not need a nursing home. As long as you can take care of yourself and your affairs, you do not need one. Taking a multivitamin, regular exercise of both the body and the mind, and avoiding known problems, such as obesity, smoking, and high blood pressure, can go a long way towards keeping you healthy.

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How do we daughters find the best nursing home for our elderly parent?

How do we daughters find the best nursing home for our elderly parent?

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.

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How must I discuss difficult news like needing a nursing home with my elderly parent?

How must I discuss difficult news like needing a nursing home with my elderly parent?

It is difficult: If possible, i would try and get your siblings (if you have some) as well as other family members involved in the entire process. It is very difficult for parents as well as for the children involved when it comes to needing nursing home placement. Perhaps there is a therapist, like a social worker in your area who can give you some ongoing assistance. Most nursing homes employ such an individual.

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Is it suggested to put elderly parents in a nursing home?

Is it suggested to put elderly parents in a nursing home?

Nursing Homes: No, elderly people have many alternatives in where to live. These decisions should be made in their entirety taking into multiple factors.

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What must I look for when moving an older parent to a nursing home?

Talk to the staff: I would discuss this with the staff at the home and her doctor.

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What are the main things a boomer needs to think about when selecting nursing home for elderly parents?

Talk to the staff: I would discuss this with the staff at the home and her doctor.

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How should one talk to an elderly parent about moving to a nursing home?

How should one talk to an elderly parent about moving to a nursing home?

Challenging issue: This can be a very difficult situation. Sometimes siblings and family members disagree about these things, which makes it even harder. Geriatric care managers may be able to help -- these are often nurses and social workers with special skills in dealing with elderly people & their families. You can find some in your area by searching: http://www.Caremanager.Org/.

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Need to move parent to nursing home. Could this be good if never any bed sore (pressure sore) reported and 5* infection rate by boh?

Need to move parent to nursing home. Could this be good if never any bed sore (pressure sore) reported and 5* infection rate by boh?

Sounds Mighty Good: Ask folks who have family that has been or currently in the facility. I don't think i would call it home. If there has been any hints of bad care those family members are you most reliable stats and not the facility tooting their own horn.

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What does a person have to do to get kicked out of nursing home?

What does a person have to do to get kicked out of nursing home?

Depends: A person leaves nursing home in the following situation: violations for smoking/drug/alcohol policy, harrassment, inappropriate sexual contact within staff or resident, unacceptable behavioral problems despite rights to refuse medications and dangers to others. There are other reasons but it needs to be resolved first before leaving the place. Safety and accountability are the key.

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Who needs to get tested for tuberculosis in nursing home?

Who needs to get tested for tuberculosis in nursing home?

TB testing in NH: In virginia everyone entering a nh must show evidence of lack of TB via skin test or chest xray. Further testing should be at the desire of the attending physcian. Now if there is a documented case of TB within the home i think it would be reasonable to screen all the residents.

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Lady in my hall died of pneumonia how do you get it in nursing home?

Lady in my hall died of pneumonia how do you get it in nursing home?

Easy: Fatal pneumonia in the elderly is often triggered by common germs in the upper airway of anyone. They are easily passed by touching the face or mouth followed by touching objects in the environment. The next person to touch that door handle, chair, etc. will contaminate their fingers & eventually pass it to their face/airway. Weakened defenses often allow this to progress to pneumonia when elderly

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Does medicare pay for a nursing home? Do you need a doctors order to get it?

Does medicare pay for a nursing home? Do you need a doctors order to get it?

Talk to the staff: I would discuss this with the staff at the home.

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I work in a nursing home. What can I use to disinfect my cell phone when i get home?

I work in a nursing home. What can I use to disinfect my cell phone when i get home?

Alcohol wipes: Although your cell phone may pick up bacteria at a nursing home, it's more important that you wash your hands frequently than washing your phone. After washing your hands, you can use an alcohol wipe on your cell phone. Hope this helps.

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Can an aide get into trouble for reporting to kids neglect and abuse to patients in a nursing home?

Can an aide get into trouble for reporting to kids neglect and abuse to patients in a nursing home?

Reporting abuse: Any reports of potential or real abuse need to be reported and are 'protected'. If anyone, including a health aide, suspects abuse, they are required to report immediately to their supervisors and beyond. Reports of any type of abuse in the nursing home requires immediate analysis and reports to state authorities.