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Nursing Care Plan For Hypertensive Crisis
It depends...: It depends on the hospital course. If the person was admitted for a condition and treated but worsened during the hospitalization to the point that death was imminent, comfort care or hospice care may occur in the hospital. However, most hospitals will try and transfer people home or to a skilled nursing facility with hospice care if the person has a little longer to live. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you weigh the benefits of in-patient and out-patient, hospital and home care for palliative care?
Do your homework: This site is not a shortcut for you to have your nursing school or health class assignments answered. If you plan to pursue these interests you need to review the course materials and answer in the phraseology and terms common to those sources.Otherwise the instructors will know you did not, and will treat your answers accordingly. ...Read more
Medicare: Plans are complicated & depend on your state. Best info. Is at www.Usmedicare.Com. ...Read more
Does medicare pay for long term care non-acute medical care or custodial care? I'm referring to dementia class patients.
How to deal with staff taking care of a loved one who has been admitted to a mental health facility?
Depends on the issue: Generally, the staff need to be dealt with respect and politeness -- these qualities usually bring more results. Is there any particular issue you'd like to address with the staff? If you want diagnosis or treatment related info, your loved one or his/her power of attorney or legal guardian will have to sign consent. The question is too broad and needs to be more specific for a specific answer. ...Read more
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
DASH: Dietary approaches to stop hypertension (DASH) includes foods low in sodium, high in potassium, high in calcium, and high in magnesium. Fruits and vegetables are perfect for this. Not only are the minerals in fruits and vegetables able to control hypertension, but plant-based food will also activate enzymes that repair blood vessels, providing another way to reduce blood pressure. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Geriatric care: Many geriatric care managers have training in nursing, social work, and psychology. They can assess needs, and help you access additional services you might not otherwise know about. They can coach families who are doing caregiving, and help coordinate care. Many more possibilities also. See this for additional info: http://www.Caremanager.Org/why-care-management/what-you-should-know/. ...Read more
Psychotherapy: Treatment for dysthymia is similar to treatment for depression. It should include psychotherapy and may also be appropriate to treat with antidepressants. Start with your primary care physician and a good therapist. Cognitive behavioral therapies and interpersonal therapies can be effective. Exercise, good sleep, good nutrition, and overall self-care help improve mood naturally as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If a patient is committed to a psychiatric hospital for long-term care, what type of care would they receive?
Multidisciplinary: In long-term hospitalization, there are are multiple avenues of treatment, some of which depends on areas of interest or focus in a specfic hospital. In general, you can expect medication treatment, individual and group therapies, and various recreational and activity based therapies. Family therapy will also be used as needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Often through social: workers, online communities or through office personnel. Support groups are everywhere and usually free. United Way in my area forms the connection hub to most, but County hotlines are very helpful. Some cities even have special phone lines for available services. San Diego has 211. Some psychologists form their own support groups out of existing patient pools. Be creative. ...Read more
Depends on State: State and federal regs define the staff to resident ratios.From my own experience, these requirements are not always met due to several reasons particularly call ins and unavailibilityog staff. ...Read more
Any advantage to allowing insurance company to assign a rn to manage one's ongoing medical care and decisions?
Yes: If well trained, caring, thoughtful, & beholden to his/her expertise can bring doctor's concerns to insurance company & get case moved along. Unfortunately, as I have observed, such nurses sometimes get fired for not adhering to common insurance company posture of knee-jerk denials and cost savings. In any case the nurse enlarges target for the doctor's advocacy. So yes, get one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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