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Doctor insights on: Is It Bad To Have Dreams About Aides In Nursing Home Almost Every Night

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Is it bad to have dreams about aides in nursing home almost every night?

Is it bad to have dreams about aides in nursing home almost every night?

Doubtful: Dreams are often a reflection of subconscious thoughts, fears, hopes, etc. They may or may not have any direct reflection on reality, and only you could analyze why these are occurring, although it might require assistance from a professional, either a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist if it continues to disturb you. Hope it gets resolved. ...Read more

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At 92 now in nursing home. Most here are healthy but old so dnr. Many who looked good the week before die suddenly. Porcelain dolls or bad care?

At 92 now in nursing home. Most here are healthy but old so dnr. Many who looked good the week before die suddenly. Porcelain dolls or bad care?

NH patients: Nursing home patients are chronically sick patients who may have terminal illnesses. It does not necessarily mean bad care. ...Read more

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Is it bad to pick nursing home because of money?

Is it bad to pick nursing home because of money?

NO: But be sure that your loved one will also be getting the care he/she needs. That is what matters... ...Read more

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Just moved from daughter's house to nursing home. I like it but was put in double due to lack of spaces on short notice. Is that a good sign or bad?

Just moved from daughter's house to nursing home. I like it but was put in double due to lack of spaces on short notice. Is that a good sign or bad?

Should be fine: Just make sure your roommate doesn't have anything contagious (ask the staff). If you want a private room, let the staff know and they'll let you know when one will be available and how you can be accommodated. Unfortunately, most nursing homes are usually full. ...Read more

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Tscore -3.7. I'm SCARED to do anything since Endo told me I'm 100%riskof hip/pelvis/spine break & b in a nursing home! Am I THAT BAD? 2 scared 2 move!

Tscore -3.7. I'm SCARED to do anything since Endo told me I'm 100%riskof hip/pelvis/spine break & b in a nursing home! Am I THAT BAD? 2 scared 2 move!

Osteoporosis: Yes, you truly have osteoporosis but your endocrinologist will order appropriate treatment. The best preventative measure is Don't fall! Keep your leg muscles in strong shape and do exercises to develop good balance, hold onto bannisters going down stairs, be extra careful walking outdoors on ice,irregular surfaces, avoid having loose objects on flooring,etc. don't smoke or take steroids. ...Read more

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How can I find strength to go to toilet when aides wake me up in the night at nursing home?

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How can I find strength to go to toilet when aides wake me up in the night at nursing home?

Nursing home: Sit up & slowly get out of bed when more awake, also ask the aids to assist. That is their job. ...Read more

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Nursing home aides get upset if I have accident in the night from drinking liquids like doctor says I must. Guess I have to move now what can I do? 92

Nursing home aides get upset if I have accident in the night from drinking liquids like doctor says I must. Guess I have to move now what can I do? 92

Use an adult diaper: It is not a pleasant thought having to use a diaper as an adult, but many many people do. Unfortuntately many lose control of their bodily function as they get older and living with many chronic diseases, and use of multiple medications etc... So, if this is an issue for you, i would use a diaper at bedtime. Can reduce water a bit. Consult doc for possible medication to help. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I am in awe of elderly relative with spunk in nursing home. But aides like compliant. What is best?

Ignore the aides: Encourage a positive attitude. The aides usually come to love a spunkyesident, and if they don't, tough. ...Read more