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How To Select A 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to the staff: I would discuss this with the staff at the home and her doctor. ...Read more
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
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
How often should seniors be given a bath in a nursing home facility? Who washes their bottom? How?
Nursing home rules: You should ask the nursing home that question for they do have rules to maintain. ...Read more
Blood: Through blood to blood contact. Other body fluids contact. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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