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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Intermediate Care Facilities (Overview)

Intermediate care facilities are live-in facilities that provide 24-care for people with medical conditions that require frequent assistance for a medical condition.


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In the U.K they have facilities where you can pay and receive any type of ultrasound you want without a doctors referral, but I cant find anything like this in the U.S, are there facilities like the U.K's here and I am just not finding them?

In the U.K they have facilities where you can pay and receive any type of ultrasound you want without a doctors referral, but I cant find anything like this in the U.S, are there facilities like the U.K's here and I am just not finding them?

Kind off: they announce them in the mail and churches and newspaper sometime a mobile truck that go from place to place to screen people from heart and artery disease by using ultrasound to the heart and different arteries in the body, they take only cash and do not required doctor prescription how reliable is a completely different question. ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Intermediate Care Facilities (Overview)

Intermediate care facilities are live-in facilities that provide 24-care for people with medical conditions that require frequent assistance for a medical condition.


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What potencial health hazards can be found in a medical facility?

What potencial health hazards can be found in a medical facility?

Infections.: Medical facilities, especially hospitals, tend to harbor resistant strains of bacteria, viruses and fungi which can cause infections to those vulnerable to such. ...Read more

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Giving Palliative Care (Checklist)

Make a list of medicines and times to give them
once
Keep number for doctors and other caregivers (for example hospice agency) handy
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What is it like to live as adolescent in a mental health facility?

What is it like to live as adolescent in a mental health facility?

Highs and Lows: An adolescent living in a mental health facility usually experiences a wide variety of emotions. Often they are placed in a facility against their will and can experience anger, frustration, and even fear. They may feel abandoned by their family and friends. They may struggle forming new relationships. Gradually as they learn to fit in they will join the program instead of fighting against it. ...Read more

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How can I make grandma comfortable in her new assited living facility?

Normalize: Transition to any new living environment is one of lifes biggest stressors, at any age. Losing one's independence is especially hard as we age. Make grandmom's living spce as home like as you can. Familiar pictures, furniture, etc. If she has memory impairment, thsi is most important. Other things that she enjoys should be encouraged(music, etc). ...Read more

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Improving Personal Care (Checklist)

Brush teeth twice a day and floss once a day
daily
Exercise by walking, swimiming or biking
5x week
Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
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Do some form of meditation to decrease stress
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Need ideas for a health and social care facility for an engaged elder?

Need ideas for a health and social care facility for an engaged elder?

See below: there is a medical and social day center and it can be found at the state government web site for list of approved facilities. you would need to take a tour of the facility and ask if there is a free pass for a day. the facility will explain the benefit of having daycare program and determine the appropriateness of bringing loved one to the daycare center. ...Read more

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Friend thinks she may have contracted herpes from a child at her childcare facility, is this possible?

Friend thinks she may have contracted herpes from a child at her childcare facility, is this possible?

Possibly: The strain matters here. Generally hsv i causes cold sores and mouth ulcers, and is common with children. Hsv ii is the genital variety, generally contracted through sex. However, both types can cause problems in the alternate areas, so it is possible to become infected through an atypical route like you describe. ...Read more

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What are skilled nursing facilities?

What are skilled nursing facilities?

Level of care needed: A skilled nursing facility describes a center catering to the needs of patients who need a level of care sometimes requiring the skills of a nurse but not that of a hospital. Included are those needing help with body functions, feeding, medications or mobility at various ages. Generally, a treatment plan coordinated with a physician monitored by the nurses is part of the process. ...Read more

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Where can I find a DNA testing facility for myself?

Where can I find a DNA testing facility for myself?

Go to...: Go to www.Genome.Gov and in the column on the right select "genetic disorders faq"; at that site select "faq about genetic testing". At the bottom of the page the listing "genetic testing: what it means for your health and your family's health" has good information related to your question. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a senior assisted living facility?

Anyone know what is a senior assisted living facility?

Communal housing: Assitive living facility(alf) is a place where people have their own apartments, but there is commnunal dining and staff(including rns) that can assist with medical care(meds) and supervise general care. It is generally paid for privately and any additional services(besides room and board) are extra expenses(med delivery, assitance with bathing, etc). One can hire their own private aide as well. ...Read more

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Are most mental health facilities and hospitals haunted?

Are most mental health facilities and hospitals haunted?

I hope not: Haunted health care facilities would pose a major problems for patients and chickens like me. I know these facilities often make for great horror movies, especially all the dark corridors. There's a lot of effort now to make hospitals more patient friendly, better lit with a warmer atmosphere. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post fall facility acquired dementia?

Can you tell me about post fall facility acquired dementia?

Not a diagnosis: Falls can be caused by confusion or motor problems that occur with dementia. Falls can cause head injuries that can damage the brain and worsen dementia. Finally whenever older adults move to a different place their cognitive impairments are more obvious. ...Read more

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What type of psychologists work in children's mental facilities?

What type of psychologists work in children's mental facilities?

Child psychologists: Children's mental facilities generally employ a variety of practitioners to help patients and their families. There may be child psychiatrists, child psychologists, social workers, nurses, counselors, teachers, and various assistants working as a team. There would also most likely be pediatricians, primary care physicians, or possibly nurse practitioners to help with basic medical needs. ...Read more

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How to choose an assisted living facility and what are red flags?

How to choose an assisted living facility and what are red flags?

Question: Sadly, since most assisted living communities are in reality tertiary care psychiatric facilities, but without the acknowledgement of that reality, you must ensure that the staff have been fully trained; it is best to ask if they have a geriatric psychiatrist coming to the facility who is actively engaged in training the staff as well as seeing the patients; as well as full programs for loved ones. ...Read more

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Can mental health facilities hire people who have mental disorders?

Can mental health facilities hire people who have mental disorders?

That would depend: On the illness and the compliance of the patient. So if a person has had one episode of major depression 5 years ago with no subsequent illness, why wouldn't they be able to work with other people who have similar porblems? ...Read more

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Why is it important to choose a rehab facility with social workers?

Why is it important to choose a rehab facility with social workers?

See below: Social workers are a valuable member of the rehab team. They provide emotional support for the stress and anxiety often associated with an acute or chronic illness. They work with families. They can smooth the process of discharge to home. They can teach relaxation techniques and conduct one on one psychotherapy. We have had a social worker at our rehab facility since we opened. ...Read more

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Are there many housing facilities for autistic young adults who work?

Are there many housing facilities for autistic young adults who work?

Depends: Adult resources for those with autism are often hard to find and vary widely depending where you live. They certainly exist and can be invaluable for some individuals, but funding is typically a chronic problem, so they tend to come and go, even where they are well established. ...Read more