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Which the difference between home care and home health care?

Which the difference between home care and home health care?

See below: Home care is just for companion who provides for loved one. Home health care provides nurse, certified nursing aide, physical therapist, dietian and social worker. Please call the company and find out the description of service. ...Read more

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What services does home health care provide?

What services does home health care provide?

Home Health Care: House chores r not covered. Home health care is not covered by insurances unless pt. Came just out of the hospital, and usually has a limited number of days. With the breakup of the family ( families living far from another), families with less children, and women working, no one can take care of sick elderly. Then... Need an assisted living facility or nursing home or home help paid by pt ...Read more

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Home health care: should firehouses become community health clinics?

Home health care: should firehouses become community health clinics?

Dnt think so: Firehoues lack the proper facilities to reeve healthcare needs. A better choice would be small community clinics which were purpose-built. ...Read more

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What caregivers can provide home health care?

What caregivers can provide home health care?

Home Health: Qualifications for home health-when the patient is confined to the house like bedridden, cannot ambulate, no means of transportation, poor eyesight, difficulty taking medications etc. Ask around in your areas you are certain to find a good home health agency. Whenever they cannot take care of themselves. Usually rn come to the house to check on patients. ...Read more

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How can I pay for home health care and other caregiving services?

How can I pay for home health care and other caregiving services?

Home healthcare : You need to do some research. Please contact the visiting nurse association in your area. They will have info for you or refer you to the proper agency who does. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is a home health care provider?

What is a home health care provider?

Home health: Home health provider is usually a company that provides medical services in the home. Physical therapy and nursing care are the most common. A person who provides the care is either a registered nurse, physical therapist or health aid. ...Read more

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Can a home health aide give tubal feedings?

Can a home health aide give tubal feedings?

Home health : The permissible scope of tasks for home health aides varies by state. Please check with your local jurisdiction or home health agency. In many states, the aide may set up and flush the tube, but not actually administer the feeding itself, which typically must be done by a nurse or trained family member. There may be exceptions. ...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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Could a health care proxy make my mom stay in a nursing home?

Could a health care proxy make my mom stay in a nursing home?

Yes & no: Health care proxy only gains power once your mom's physicians declare that she has lost capacity to make medical/legal/financial decisions for herself. The courts will decide whether she is competent or not, and who will become guardian if no legal framework has been established. But health care proxy cannot make anyone do anything as long as s/he is of sound mind. Incapacity may be temporary. ...Read more

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Any special health rules in nursing home with conjunctivitis?

Any special health rules in nursing home with conjunctivitis?

Wash your hands: The best thing for preventing spread of conjunctivitis in any setting is washing your hands and keeping them out of your eyes. ...Read more

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Which is better for dialysis, a dialysis nurse or a home health nurse?

Which is better for dialysis, a dialysis nurse or a home health nurse?

Dialysis: A specially trained nurse in dialysis would be best given the high level of expertise needed during the dialysis process. ...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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How can I find a good home care agency?

How can I find a good home care agency?

Just ask: You can ask geriatric physicians if there are any experience with the home care. Also ask friends, neighbors, religious organization or social worker. ...Read more

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What kinds of services can home health care provide?

What kinds of services can home health care provide?

Skilled nursing/PTOT: Think of home health as providing skilled nursing needs +/- PT/OT. That means education re med mgmt, heart disease, emphysema, diabetes etc. Wound care. IV fluids, shots, Foley care, etc. Check out http://www.medicare.gov/what-medicare-covers/home-health-care/home-health-care-what-is-it-what-to-expect.html for more details. Of note, home health will not cover non-skilled needs eg housekeeping ...Read more

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How many residents in a residential care home to one aide?

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

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What are duties of a home health aide?

What are duties of a home health aide?

Home health aide: Home health aide is there to assist the client is pre-designated duties related to easing the activities of daily living including bathing, cleaning, toileting, light cleaning, cooking, maintaining function with monitoring of an exercise program, ambulating the client, personal hygiene, etc. A home health aide can be part of the medicare qualified package or be paid for separately. ...Read more

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Are a nursing home and memory care the same thing?

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Are a nursing home and memory care the same thing?

No: By definition, skilled nursing facilities or nursing homes must have nurses eg RN/LPN available around-the-clock. Assisted living facilities do not. Memory care units are a secure subset of assisted living, w/greater staffing. Check out http://www.aplaceformom.com/alzheimers-care, http://www.seniorhomes.com/p/memory-care/ & http://assistedlivingtoday.com/p/memory-care/ for more info. ...Read more