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How To Treat A Toothache At Nursing Home
Different issues: A dnr order refers to resuscitation during cardiac arrest and has nothing to do with whether to treat pneumonia. It's reasonable to treat pneumonia despite a dnr order. But in some cases, patients or their families may choose not treat pneumonia if it's felt that it would not improve quality of life. Pneumonia used to be called "the old man's friend" because it was a fairly benign way to die. ...Read more
Does some nursing home staff treat residents differently if dnr or other? I mean with regard to engaging or helping them, etc not with regard to cpr.
Why do nursing homes care for their patients worse than police care for prisoners? Do you believe that nursing home patients should be treated better?
See details: The significant majority of nursing home provide excellent, conscientious care. There are always exceptions. ...Read more
My mother was treated for scabies in a nursing home. What are chances i will get it? Been four weeks since her treatment
If you don't: If you don't have it now you are not going too. ...Read more
My mom is in a nursing home and has frequent urinary incontinence. What is causing this and who should I get to treat this?
Check for infection: One of the reasons elderly patients may develop acute urinary incontinence is urinary tract infection; prostate problems( in men), bladder problems( hyperactive bladder) , neurological problems, hydrocephalus ( normal pressure hydrocephalus) etc... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: SNF = skilled nursing facility. Key word is nursing which means nurses have to be available around the clock. Assisted living facilities don't require presence of nurse at all times. BTW, we mean RN or LPN when referring to nurses. Check out http://www.diffen.com/difference/Assisted_Living_vs_Nursing_Home as a starting point. ...Read more
A caring staff: A good nursing home has a caring staff and physicians who are available and willing to meet with family members. These two characteristics are not easy to discern. I recommend that you visit any nursing home you are considering for yourself or a family member. Walk around, and talk to visitors and family members of patients. Don't go by what the admissiions folks tell you - they are in sales. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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