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Does hospice care offer full-time nursing care?

Does hospice care offer full-time nursing care?

Hospice: Hospice is an end of life service through medicare or private insurance. It will not pay for 24/7 care unless the person is in the active dying process of the last few days. If you need care in the home you should hire an in home care agency. This is private pay and not covered by medicare. Some long term care insurance may cover it. Check with your agent. ...Read more

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Reimbursement for skilled nursing from medicare?

Reimbursement for skilled nursing from medicare?

21 days: Medicare will pay for post hospital care in a rehab facility generally 21 days and possibly more with a co pay.Medicare does not pay for long term care. ...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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When should I transition from nursing to bottle feeding?

When should I transition from nursing to bottle feeding?

8-15 months: Breast feeding is nutrition +nurturing & while baby needs the nutrition they may not want the cuddle time after they begin to explore their world. If baby cuts feeds short& wants to get down & explore, they are starting a natural weaning process. If able to handle a hard nose sippy cup, try to move to the cup rather than a bottle. Either way, baby may want to carry their feed while exploring. ...Read more

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Does medicare pay for nursing home?

It depends...: Medicare will start paying for a nursing home once the patient no longer has any financial assets. In other words, you'll have to liquidate your assests to pay for the nursing home, and once there is no money left, medicare will pitch it. ...Read more

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What is difference between assisted living and skilled nursing center and nursing home?

What is difference between assisted living and skilled nursing center and nursing home?

Levels of care: The highest level of care is delivered in the hospitals. Out of the hospital the highest level of care is in a skilled nursing facility that can give complete custoidial care including total patient assistance with daily living, giving medications and intravenous therapy, and all necessary care. The next level of care are assisted living homes that can help people who need less nursing care. ...Read more

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What services do nursing homes typically offer?

What services do nursing homes typically offer?

Basic Life Activity: The short answer is room and board. But not at all limited to that. They also provide assistance with toileting and bathing, social interaction with staff and other residents, assistance with taking medication, they should also offer physical, & occupational rehabilitation, and spiritual support. ...Read more

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How do nursing homes evacuate during tornado warning?

Depends: Those who can walk or move in a wheel chair should enter a small interior room( like a bathroom) if there is no basement. Long hallways are better than a room with a window, but sometimes the long hallways become wind tunnels. Those in beds should be moved next to an interior wall and covered in blankets or possible extra mattress. Draw the shades to help prevent flying glass. ...Read more

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Nursing care at home after epidural hematoma?

Nursing care at home after epidural hematoma?

Depends on how bad: This type of injury can be minor or severe. They may have trouble talking, walking swallowing and thinking. Or they might just have a bad headache. The problems that the epidural caused need to be dealt with. ...Read more

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Are skilled nursing facilities covered by medicare?

Depends: In california if a patient has been in the hospital for at least 72 hours, a patient quailifies for rehabilitation services which is covered by medicare part a. Once the "part a days" are used or the person no longer is benifitting from rehab, then the person is discharged home. If the person needs to stay to live, either family pays for room & board or medicaid covers this. ...Read more

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Why is hospice located in skilled nursing facilities?

Why is hospice located  in skilled nursing facilities?

High level needs: Hospice is extremely useful in skilled nursing facilities for patients who have a high symptom burden and cannot be managed at home or do not have a home or home caregivers that allow for this. Hospice clinicians are specially trained to deal with symptoms and generally add expertise to the staff at skilled nursing facilities because the patient will get extra attention. ...Read more

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Is herbalife safe while nursing?

Is herbalife safe while nursing?

Vitamins: When supplemental Vitamin A is added to the prenatal vitamin, overdose can occur in as little as 4 times the regular dose. If Vitamin A is consumed in amounts greater than 10,000 IUs, liver toxicity or fetal birth defects can occur. High dose vitamin E in women were 70% more likely to give birth to a baby with a heart defect. Be careful which vitamins you take. ...Read more

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Should I hire a nurse to take care of mom in medicaid nursing home?

Should I hire a nurse to take care of mom in medicaid nursing home?

See below: You would need a permission from the director of nursing to allow a private nurse to care of your mom. You would have to pay privately on your behalf. ...Read more

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How dangerous is visiting a nursing home. Are >50% of nursing homes infected with norovirus?

How dangerous is visiting a nursing home.  Are >50% of nursing homes infected with norovirus?

Visiting nursing hom: Nursing home patients usually have medicla problems that make them more prone ot infections and some of these are contagious. I think it also depends on the nurisng home as to the santaion pracices. If you are concerned you should follow good hand hygiene and do not eat anything until you are able to wash your hands after the visit. Also you should wash all your clothes after wards. ...Read more

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Can a nursing mother with high bilirubin breast feed?

Can a nursing mother with high bilirubin breast feed?

Yes: If you are talking about your infant's high bilirubin level-the answer is yes, you may continue to nurse. Speak with your pediatrician regarding the plan for probable coordination with possible phototherapy for your infant and taking breaks to feed. If your infant is severely ill, a premie, or carring an bilirubin level > 20, your doctor may have other recommendations. ...Read more

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Can mothers breastfeed adopted children?

Can mothers breastfeed adopted children?

Yes: I believe there have been cases where women gave birth to very premature infants whose condition prevented early feeding but went on to sucessfully breast feed later. The process took some harmonal manipulation to reverse the drying out process but did work. I would consult with an obgyn specialist to see if they could help or knew someone that could. ...Read more

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Is breast feeding heatlhy?

Is breast feeding heatlhy?

Yes: Breast milk is the one material specifically designed for babies that is readily available, requires no refrigeration or mechanical assistance in use & will not trigger an allergic reaction. Many aboriginal populations that totally breast feed for the first 2 yrs have better muscle/bone indexes than american kids over the same period. ...Read more

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