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Dr. Isaac Vielma
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Nursing Homes (Overview)

Nursing homes is a term for places that one can live and receive nursing care for day to day medical needs and other assistance.


Dr. Isaac Vielma
615 doctors shared insights

Nursing Homes (Overview)

Nursing homes is a term for places that one can live and receive nursing care for day to day medical needs and other assistance.


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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?

Infection control: Antibiotic resistant bacteria are commonly present in body fluids such as urine, feces and phlegm. Be careful and wash hands with soap and water. Alcohol based hand sanitizers are not adequate protection. Norovirus outbreaks do occur but are infrequent. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of nursing homes?

Skilled Facilities: A skilled nursing facility usually has two separate operations: post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care. In ltc, this is a the permanent home for these residents. They are unable to care for themselves at home and require a higher level of needs for care than can be delivered in any other setting. Snfs are highly regulated so they deliver a slew of benefits including meals, activities, etc. ...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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What type of care do nursing homes typically provide?

What type of care do nursing homes typically provide?

Assistance: Basically they help by feeding, bathing clothing and moving a patient depending on how much help they need. Some just need with with bathing and can dress themselves, others need more help. Most all help to make sure they take their medication properly. They can also be alert to health problems that pop up and help to arrange a doctor visit. ...Read more

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Is the cost of nursing homes competitive in most cities?

Look it up: Try an online search or talk to the administrator. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are nursing homes a pleasant place to be ?

Skilled Facilities: A skilled nursing facility usually has two separate operations: post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care. In ltc, this is a the permanent home for these residents. They are unable to care for themselves at home and require a higher level of needs for care than can be delivered in any other setting. SNFs can be a very pleasant environment for people who require this level of care. Shop aroun ...Read more

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What changes in nursing homes have there been since the 70s?

Better regulations: Several factors: accountability, electronic medical records and medical administrations, better education for dealing with chronic conditions, more research studies for best effective medical management, better architectural designs for accomondations thus improving quality of life and regulations. Unfortunately, most elders stay average of 6-9months while more younger folks stay longer. ...Read more

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How does one clean a hoyer lift that is used in nursing homes?

With a disinfectant: Hospitals and nursing homes have surface cleaners that disinfect and can be used to wipe down a hoyer lift. They are often disposable wipes. Use gloves to protect your skin if using them. ...Read more

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How many people live in nursing homes now compared to 10 years ago?

Agree with Dr.Beresh: I'm sure the exact number may be difficult to find but i'm sure the number has increased and will continue to increase as the "baby boomers" are aging and the number of geriatric population will increase. I would expect the number of people in asssited living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes and independent living facilities to increase. ...Read more

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