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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Support Groups (Definition)

For information, resources, and support on specific diseases and conditions, see the links below. Additional local and national support groups can be found on the web, through local libraries, your health care provider, and the yellow pages ...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?

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 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 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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What do ombudsman in nursing homes do?

Ombudsman: They are a neutral party to help advocate for the residents and or their families for residents in the nursing home. ...Read more

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What does an ombudsman in nursing homes do?

Lots: Ombudsman's role in any situation is to intercede on your behalf when meeting w/"the man" or the administration. This person helps you understand what's going on and assists you in getting satisfied within the power of the facility/environment. Conversely, this person also helps remind the powers that be that human lives are at stake, not just dollars & cents. It's not easy walking this tightrope. ...Read more

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Why do nursing homes use double PPD testing?

Older immune system: An elderly person's immune system can sometimes not react very strongly or at all to the first PPD test (even if the patient has been infected with tb) and lead to a false negative result. But the false negative PPD can 'prime' the immune system so that a second test done two weeks later will give a true positive result. ...Read more

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What is the cause of bronchitis in nursing homes?

What is the cause of bronchitis in nursing homes?

Possibilities...: There are 2types of bronchitis: acute and chronic. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is usually caused by smoking. Acute bronchitis is due to an infection of the airways and can be either bacterial or viral. These infections are spread via droplet inhalation. So, nursing home patients can get these infections from breathing in droplets that are in the air. Frequent hand washing can help. ...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

Dr. Isaac Vielma
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Nursing Homes (Definition)

Nursing homes is a term for places that one can live and receive nursing care for day to day medical ...Read more