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List The Types Of Information That You Would Expect To Obtain From Assisted Living Elder Care Plan
List the types of information that you would expect to obtain from assisted living elder care plan?
Write them down: Is it non-profit or for profit corporation? Is it 24 hours nursing staff availability on site? Is it a good record of deficency free or complaint free from department of health? Is it secure for dementia/non dementia individuals? What level of care is needed for the loved ones? Is any of physician available on site? A nurse needs a full assessment before admitting to alf along with physician form. ...Read more
'elder care' is a newer term for the specialized medical care of the 'older' or 'elderly' population. This population is usually age 65 or older and typically has specialized needs and multiple medical conditions. New interest in elder care is arising because of the increasing age of the american population and the increasing complexity of ...Read more
Many components: I am not sure what illness you are or your family member is enduring and need a formal care-plan. Chronic vs short-term care differ depending the disease. But both will involve patient/family, docs/nurse, therapists/pharmacists, maybe nutritionist, psychiatrist etc..Find out what is needed in order to care for a particular condition. Best is to talk to your family doc first. Good luck. ...Read more
What are the top ten phone/ipad apps (other than health tap of course!) that would benefit an elderly person taken care of by a non-medical health aide? Apps that could connect family members to stay up to date on (1) medications schedule and (2) weight/b
Try these ...: Not sure about "top 10", but I do like: Elder 411 (for caretaker role), Elder 911 (for caretaker emergencies), WebMD Mobile (RX & other info) & iPharmacy Pro (RX info), iBiomed (track medical & RX info; can share data), Pain Care (track pain episodes, & care team-doctors, therapists, family), Kindle (read novel at doctor appts, Pocket First Aid & CPR ($3.99), Balance ($0.99; Alzheimer resource) ...Read more
What are some good questions to ask when considering an assisted living center for your elderly parent?
Supervise Care-giver: Ask for credentials of clinical supervisor of alf, mode of supervision & monitoring of care-giving staff, modes of communication between staff & resident, communication lines with nearest of kin, criminal & background investigation of staff, st licensing & accreditation, familiarity w ombudsman, policies re drug prescription & administration & documentation, ratio of care-giover staff to residents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please answer! what kind of specialty items would you choose to add to the reception area of a geriatric practice?
Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more
What are the basic best practices for disease prevention in the workplace? I'm starting a small catering company which will have about 35 employees. As a part of health management, i would like to know if there are guidelines i can put in place to minimiz
As : As you are starting a business, you will have to abide by all sanitary and safety regulations imposed by the government/regulatory bodies. Here are some basic safety rules surrounding sanitation/quality: 1. Practice good hand hygiene. Employees should wash their hands before eating/drinking, after eating/drinking, upon entrace into the kitchen and prior to touching clean utensils, before touching food, upon exit of the kitchen. Establish 'moments' for handwashing consistently. For instance:"always wash hands before entering the kitchen." hand washing is the single most effective way of preventing infection. 2. Do not eat or drink in the kitchen/cooking area. This is a place of work. Raw foods are present and can contaminate the hands. Touching food and ingesting bacteria from raw food can cause food borne illness. Do not allow eating and drinking in the cooking area. 3. Label all containers with content and expiration dates. It is always best to label a container with the "throw away" date. 4. Empy trash cans everyday, unless they are empty. 5. Based on the space, establish a maximum amount of people that can work in the space at a time. Overcrowding can promote contamination or poor hand hygiene. 6. Create duty lists and logs which help you monitor refrigerator tempurature, environmental cleaning/disinfectant accountability, daily check of operating equipment and stocking of supplies. 7. Ensure a fire extinguisher is handy and that employees know how to use it. Also, ensure the employees have an exit route in case of a fire. Hope this is helpful. These are some of the quality guidelines used in the hospital setting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the benefits for doctors to convert to electronic health records from a paper-based record?
No difference: Whether a doctor has emr or not, that should not impact patient care. There may be some advantages with emr in the long run. Easy transfer of records between specialists, ease of access from anywhere, legibility, prevention of medical errors/ decreased prescription errors etc. ...Read more
How does one aspire to become the chairman of a medical department? What career steps are needed to achieve that position
Long road: First you would have to want to care for others by being a physician. So, college, medical school, and residency training. Depending on specialty, that's 11-12 years at least. Then you would practice for several years, gaining experience. If academic, you need to advance to professor. Often involves research, teaching & publications. Also personal characteristics of honesty & responsibility. ...Read more
To what extent is the u.S expecting help from international students regarding projects in dyslexia?
Haven't a clue: I have no information regarding any internatinal student projects. ...Read more
Do you have accurate information on the possible health issues from his drug abuse, or know of a good source to find this information?
This looks like : Part of a question. Sorry, there is not adequate information to provide an answer. ...Read more
What are the most important things to know about the patient protection and affordable care act (obamacare)?
ACO ??: Implementing the requirements of an accountable care organization for one group of patients may lower costs and improve care for every patient seen in a physician's practice.? ...Read more
Unable to get any health info or nursing care plan on mom due to hipaa. She signed both of us as poa in tx but in this state can be only 1. What to do?
I'm interested in whole patient care strategies for early stage ms. Or what I need to get from our medical provider.?
Support...: Speak with the neurologist treating you about this; there are many strategies for this diseasewhich affects millions of people...From yoga, to stress management, to diet, to vitamin supplementation. There are also some great support groups available; so let your cyber-fingers do the surfing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best iPhone app/website/program for patients to keep track of all their medical history? Including imaging etc... Thank you!
HealthTap: You can use HealthTap to keep track of all aspects of your health history, and when you see doctors in live consults on HealthTap, all their consult notes and treatment recommendations, prescriptions, and so on are included. ...Read more
Can someone help explain what the National standards for culturally and linguistically appropriate services in healthcare & healthcare is? thanks!
Go to a lawyer when : Sick! They should be able to help you. If a doctor cannot understand the language the patient is speaking it will be hard to deliver health care! Also, depending on the cultural group that the patient grew up in, different ideas are interpreted very differently and you have to be aware of them and take that into account. "hot diseases" and "cold diseases", etc. that is cultural awareness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is an important area of care patients are often not aware of and medical professionals don't have time to address in the average appointment?
Communication: In this day & age, we don't listen & we don't check to find out if you understand what we tried to convey or if we even understood you in 1st place. Another facet of communication is medication adherence. Did you take meds as directed. Did you tell us about all meds & dietary supplements? Also we can't overemphasize need to communicate your health goals. Maybe you don't want more testing/procedure ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the accountability of the primary care physician and specialists/nurses to me? How can you have any occupation which take money from me and don't have to be accountable?
Confusing question: The attending physicians/specialists & nurses are responsible for providing each patient with care based on standards of need & care established within their local community. Should a dispute arise you have opportunity to question any involved with that care.On the other hand, you pay for the opportunity to receive the care available, not a guarantee that it will meet your expectations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can someone find medical schools that really use students to examine and treat illnesses for a small fee? One would think that a medical school would be an excellent place of treatment for the poor or seriously ill to get medical health from doctors
In : In the United States, no unlicensed physician may practice medicine unsupervised like you are describing. This includes medical students, who aren't even physicians yet. I'm also sorry to tell you, but no medical school "needs" practice patients to work on for free. Patients usually travel to medical schools and universities to receive top-notch care and if uninsured are generally willing to receive the care. In truly extraordinary cases, medical schools and universities will perform charity care for educational benefit. ...Read more
Assisted living is a condition in which a person (usually an elderly person) lives in a facility with some assistance from the staff. The person is not debilitated enough for "nursing home" but also is not self-reliant enough for "independent living". Assisted living staff help with basic activities of daily living such as ...Read more