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Doctor insights on: How To Select A Nursing Home

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How to treat a toothache at nursing home?

How to treat a toothache at nursing home?

Pain meds and ATB: For immediate treatment use an appropriate pain medication and an antibiotic especially if there is any swelling at the jaw, and then make an appointment with a dentist asap. ...Read more

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Can anyone recommend what to look for in choosing a good nursing home?

Can anyone recommend what to look for in choosing a good 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. ...Read more

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How can I handle moving a loved one to a nursing home?

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

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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. ...Read more

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How can I find a skilled nursing facility nursing home in my area and know if they are good?

Research: First check out what facilities are in your area. Visit them and ask questions....What is daily routine? How are emergencies handled? What is important to you and will those objectives be accomplished? If they are affiliated nationally, check out their ranking and reputation. You should feel comfortable with the care that is given. If you can ask other residents/families if they are happy. ...Read more

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How can I find a good home care agency?

How can I find a good home care agency?

Just ask: You can ask geriatric physicians if there are any experience with the home care. Also ask friends, neighbors, religious organization or social worker. ...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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Some nursing homes test for MRSA before you can work on a ward?

Yes: Health care facilities have different pre-employment screening requirements. Screening for MRSA is one possibility. Oftentimes the health care facility will require that any employee who screens positive for MRSA go through a decolonization procedure prior to starting work. ...Read more

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How can I find a nursing home for my 95 year-old mother?

How can I find a nursing home for my 95 year-old mother?

Nursing home: Decide on your list of priorities. Quality, staffing, cleanliness, cost, physician, nurse practitioner, is hospice available, activities, types of rooms, etc. Ask for a tour of the facility. Go online to cms.Gov to look for a comparison of the quality measures for the facilities that you are considering. Talk directly with residents and their children about their experiences. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I find help to pay for nursing home care?

Wanted to know where can I find help to pay for nursing home care?

Social services: Nursing homes want their money talk to social services and billing about it they should be able to guide you through finding resources including medicaid. ...Read more

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Can a nursing home keep a patient without her consent?

Yes: If a doctor has put a temporary emergency hold or the state has deemed the patient not competent to make his/her own decisions or the power of attorney (or legal guardian) has requested it (and the patient lacks capacity to make the decision at the time), then yes - a hospital or other medical facility like a nursing home can involuntarily hold a patient. ...Read more

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How to test for a prolapse at home?

How to test for a prolapse at home?

No real "Home Test": I'm guessing you are referring to uterine prolapse, where the uterus begins to creep down towards the opening of the vagina. Many women will have a sense that "things are falling out." but you may be able to feel that your cervix is closer to the vaginal opening. In some cases, the uterus can protrude completely out of the vaginal opening. Get an evaluation if you think any of this is occurring. ...Read more

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Do a nurse aide help at home with postop ADL? Or, would it be best to choose a home health aide for activities of daily living, if needed?

Do a nurse aide help at home with postop ADL? Or, would it be best to choose a home health aide for activities of daily living, if needed?

Call the Visiting: Nurse Association in your area. They will assess your situation and offer the type of services you need. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How many residents in a residential care home to one aide?

Depends on State: State and federal regs define the staff to resident ratios.From my own experience, these requirements are not always met due to several reasons particularly call ins and unavailibilityog staff. ...Read more

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What are the procedures to put someone in a nursing home?

What are the procedures to put someone in a nursing home?

Call SNF: You can call the nurse manager/case manager/nurse liasion in the nursing home of your choice, they will evaluate the patient's eligibility on clinical gorunds using insurance criteria. ...Read more

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How would hire a good in-home caregiver?

How would   hire a good in-home caregiver?

References: Get references from someone who is bonded and givesw a good personal reference, and may be from an agency that vouches. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What can a nursing mothers use to prevent pregnancy?

What can a nursing mothers use to prevent  pregnancy?

A pill or condoms: A Progesterone only pill is ok to take when breast feeding. It is very safe and effective. Condoms are probably your next best choice. ...Read more