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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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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. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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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 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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Giving Palliative Care (Checklist)

Make a list of medicines and times to give them
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Keep number for doctors and other caregivers (for example hospice agency) handy
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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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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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Improving Personal Care (Checklist)

Brush teeth twice a day and floss once a day
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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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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