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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

Dr. Jessica Allan
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Elder Care (Definition)

'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


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How common is elder abuse at assisted living facilities?

How common is elder abuse at assisted living facilities?

Elder Abuse: The exact answer is difficult to determine. First, reports of abuse are investigated by various agencies and entities. Second, a smaller proportion of the reports are found to be substantiated. Third, there are too many variables in the definition of abuse. Fourth, the various agencies do not necessarily collaborate potentially creating duplicate reports. Physical abuse is the most commonly report. ...Read more

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When do I determine if my husband who I am caregiving for need assisted living?

When do I determine if my husband who I am caregiving for need assisted living?

Caregiving: Being in a caregiver role is very difficult. Even though you love your husband, he may need more care then you can provide by yourself. Only you know how this is for you right now. But it could help to review your situation w/a geriatric care manager. They're trained to assess what's needed & how best to provide it -- http://www.Caremanager.Org/why-care-management/what-you-should-know/. ...Read more

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I paid the assisted living extra to manage my moms medication. I learned she throwing her meds away in frona, what to do?

I paid the assisted living extra to manage my moms medication. I learned she throwing her meds away in frona, what to do?

"in frona"?: Ask your mom why she's throwing away her medications rather than taking them. Does she understand consequences of her actions? What's truly necessary?What are her health goals? Perhaps hospice would be more appropriate. Take her to see her Family Doc for evaluation including cognitive function and capacity to make decisions. If demented but otherwise healthy, consider mixing meds into food/drink. ...Read more

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How can I find a good doctor for my elderly loved one in assisted living?

Recommendation...: Assisted living homes are for people, usually elderly, that need assistance with activity of daily living. Resident is independent & may go out of facility to any doc. However, the reality is that much of the health care takes place in the facility. Usually 2-4 primary care docs see res there. Ask nurse at the home or other res families who they would rec; specialist in geriatrics preferable. ...Read more

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Hip muscle imbalance. Aide or help needed. Should I move to assisted living?

Hip muscle imbalance. Aide or help needed. Should I move to assisted living?

See below: Unfortunately, there really is not enough information here to advise you. Not sure what you mean by "muscle imbalance". Weakness, pain, joint arthritis. A physiatrist (specialist in medical rehabilitation) should be able to advise you about the best course of treatment and whether you will need assistance in the long term. ...Read more

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I can't do assisted living any more. Where do I find an aide and apartment?

Senior services: Every county has a dept of senior services. They maybe able to assist you in finding senior independent housing as well as connecting you to agencies that can provide you with an aide. ...Read more

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What kind of assisted living center must I choose if I have mobility issues?

Ask # of homes.: Each assisted living home is a bit different in what they offer, what limitations the residents have that would be appropriate to reside there.Residents i follow at sunrise home in town where my practice is vary in their mobility function: completely independent, use of cane, walker, or largely confined to wheelchair. Ask what are the levels of health aide or nursing at facility. Visit & compare. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between a group home and an assisted living?

Group home: Is smaller; also called board and care. Assisted living is larger; people living in assisted living need to be more independent (e.g. Being able to feed, dress, bathe themselves, walk to dining room). However, less independent people can still live in assisted living if they get private caregiver or make arrangements for more help. I prefer board and care for my frailer patients. ...Read more

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Should I move to assisted living to be with my husband if I can live independently?

Possibly: If you are bonded it is theraputic for him to have you there. You must see how difficult it will be for you. ...Read more

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I heard they charge more if you have incontinence and need assisted living.?

I heard they charge more if you have incontinence and need assisted living.?

May be ...: In business sense, yes, it's reasonable to charge more, but it may be not if competition for patients is intense. So, with such perspectives in mind, go to ask what if ...
Best wish ... ...Read more

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If I go back to assisted living from rehab center, will medicare pay for my pt or an aide there?

If I go back to assisted living from rehab center, will medicare pay for my pt or an aide there?

Many variable: Many variables - no black and white answer -you should check with medicare and/or with whatever company handles your supplementary insurance. ...Read more

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Rn at assisted living gives applicants tests for dementia. Since misdiagnosis will hurt, should I get second opinion?

Rn at assisted living gives applicants tests for dementia. Since misdiagnosis will hurt, should I get second opinion?

Yes: A good general rule is a second opinion from the appropriate physician has very little downside and can allay your concerns. ...Read more

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How soon after taking a TB test do I take another one in assisted living center?

How soon after taking a TB test do I take another one in assisted living center?

Annual: An annual skin test is typically advised. If there are cases of TB at the center, then repeat screening is performed. There are skin and blood tests available for screening. ...Read more

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Need expert advice! where should I go to to help my parents find an assisted living location in texas?

Start with the town: Hall whaere they live. There should be a department of elderly affairs. Often they have lists of assisted living facilities nearby. If you are working and your company has an employee assistance program, call them (usually an 800 number 24/7) they can help you find places as well and will do some of the leg work for you (preparing a list of facilities). ...Read more

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Daughter wants to help but is burned out taking care of me, husband, job. Moved me out of assisted living. Where can I go so am not a burden?

Home health aid/care: Obviously you care about your daughter. Have you talked to her about it? If not, that would be my first step. You may want to consider some home health aid (often covered by insurance) coming in regularly to help you, thus reducing the burden on your daughter.
You must have been a great mother...Your daughter wants to care for you at home. It is rare these days.
Consult your doc...
Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, i need help finding assisted living for paranoid schizophrenic 30 year old, help?

Contact the state: Department Of Mental Health. They will help you find an assisted living placement. ...Read more

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I would like help finding assisted living for paranoid schizophrenic 24 yr old bro in california see additional info?

I would like help finding assisted living for paranoid schizophrenic 24 yr old bro in california see additional info?

Contact every social: service association you can until you get help. National Alliance for Mentally Ill (NAMI) works w/family of MI person. Try Mental Health Association in your area. Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, local houses of worship may also have referrals. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When must I get a flu shot in preparation for moving to assisted living?

When must I get a flu shot in preparation for moving to assisted living?

Flu shots : Are given from october 2012 to june, 2013. So you can get your flu shot in october ...Read more

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I have sensitive skin but want to avoid germs from others in assisted living. What is best for washing my hands?

I have sensitive skin but want to avoid germs from others in assisted living. What is best for washing my hands?

Sensitive hands: Thorough hand washing with hypoallergenic (no dyes or perfumes) soap and warm/hot water should suffice. If hands dry out, use hypoallergenic moisturizer. Soap substitutes like lubriderm are an alternative. In between hand washings, hand sanitizers (some alcohol-based, others benzethonium chloride-based) work well. The latter may be less drying for your sensitive skin. ...Read more

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Can you take your dog with you when going into assisted living?

See below: Please check with the admission officer about using dog in the assisted living. ...Read more

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What is senior assisted living?

What is senior assisted living?

Assisted Living: Senior assisted living refers to a residence where older people receive assistant with various aspects of their daily living: cooking, eating, transfers, toileting, transportation, washing, cleaning, doctor appts, etc. When you select a place to live make sure that you ask specifically what services they offer, what is included, what is extra, etc. ...Read more

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How does assisted living help the elderly and ill?

Assisted Living: Senior assisted living refers to a residence where older people receive assistant with various aspects of their daily living: cooking, eating, transfers, toileting, transportation, washing, cleaning, doctor appts, etc. ...Read more

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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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Would you say assisted living communities are medicaid-friendly?

Usually not very: Most assisted living is paid for out of pocket or long-term care insurance. Some states have programs where medicaid money can be used for personal care homes, but you would have to contact your local area agency on aging to see if this applies to you.. ...Read more

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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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What are the qualifications to get into assisted living residential care?

What are the qualifications to get into assisted living residential care?

Assisted living: One need not "qualify". However, most people going into assistive living need assistance with instrumental activities of daily living(iadls) like shopping, cooking, etc and may need help with adls(activities of dail living) like bathing dressing, eating, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Ramin Rafie
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Assisted Living (Definition)

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