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Dr. Neigatha Graney
4 doctors shared insights

Residential Care Facilities (Overview)

Residential care facilities is a term for places that one lives at that provide some health service, which may include psychiatric care, rehabilitation, or nursing.


Dr. Benjamin Lessig Dr. Lessig
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
21 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What do you know about a residential care facility for the mentally ill?

What do you know about a residential care facility for the mentally ill?

See below: The difference between the nursing home and residential care is based on the level of functioning. In the residential setting, this person able to feed, to toilet, to transfer, to ambulate, to void and to defecate independently. Also good behavioral control is important. If the person develops major changes in functional and behavioral status, the nursing home placement is the best way to go. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
4 doctors shared insights

Residential Care Facilities (Overview)

Residential care facilities is a term for places that one lives at that provide some health service, which may include psychiatric care, rehabilitation, or nursing.


Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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What do you know about a residential care facility for the mentally ill adult?

Ther areseveral of: Them around you have to check out and see for yourself. ...Read more

Dr. Nayana Trivedi Dr. Trivedi
Internal Medicine
35 years in practice
South Gujarat University, Government Medical College
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Giving Palliative Care (Checklist)

Make a list of medicines and times to give them
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Keep number for doctors and other caregivers (for example hospice agency) handy
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Dr. Jon Fishburn Dr. Fishburn
Ophthalmology
26 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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When a patient is sent to a residential care facility, don't you think the staff will be told the new resident has eye glasses or hearing aids?

When a patient is sent to a residential care facility, don't you think the staff will be told the new resident has eye glasses or hearing aids?

Yes: Medical aides and devices are recorded as needs that the patient requires to optimize their function. This is particularly true of hearing aides and eye glasses. ...Read more

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Dr. Theresa Redling Dr. Redling
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
30 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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What are the qualifications to get into assisted living residential care?

What are the qualifications to get into assisted living residential care?

Assisted living: One need not "qualify". However, most people going into assistive living need assistance with instrumental activities of daily living(iadls) like shopping, cooking, etc and may need help with adls(activities of dail living) like bathing dressing, eating, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Kathy Robinson Dr. Robinson
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Improving Personal Care (Checklist)

Brush teeth twice a day and floss once a day
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Exercise by walking, swimiming or biking
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Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
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Do some form of meditation to decrease stress
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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
26 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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How much does it cost the uk government to keep somebody in an nhs residential care home please?

How much does it cost the uk government to keep somebody in an nhs residential care home please?

Many variables ~40K: One source (http://www.mirror.co.uk/features/how-avoid-care-home-fees-3835475) estimates 40K (sorry, can't make pound symbol) annually for nursing home care in UK. But as in the States, there are too many variables to offer one answer. Check out http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/pages/care-homes.aspx & http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30990913. ...Read more

Dr. Lance Anderson Dr. Anderson
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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Should the elderly be expected to pay for residential care out of their own savings or should appropriate?

I don't think so: This is such a tough question because i don't think they should have to, but then who pay's? I feel that society should invest in care for elderly, but not prolonging life unnecessarily for no reason. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Eddie Nakhuda Dr. Nakhuda
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
50 years in practice
Institute of Medicine (I) Rangoon
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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

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What is mental health residential care and what is it used for?

What is mental health residential care and what is it used for?

Residental: Rtc centers are facilities for patients needing longer stay, having been in outpatient & acute facilities in the past with no benefits. Our facility treats adolescents with various mental health & substance abuse issues, with each youngster assigned a team consisting of a board-certified psychiatrist, nurses, nurse practitioner, counselors & recreational/art therapists. They also attend school. ...Read more

Dr. Lance Anderson Dr. Anderson
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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How does the referal process work for a residential care program?

How does the referal process work for a residential care program?

Don't need referal: Often, individuals do not need a referral for residential care. It can be very helpful to have a referral from a geriatric psychiatrist or pcp. But often, one isn't needed. Many are "step down" facilities, where the healthier individuals rent the top floors like regular apartments, with benefits of living there like cafeterias, etc. As the need more help, according to the rules of the place. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Uhrich Dr. Uhrich
Psychiatry
32 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Is there residential care for older people with mental health needs?

Is there residential care for older people with mental health needs?

Most nursing homes: Are quite capable of caring for older patients with mental health needs, but it would help to know what the problem is to give you a specific answer. ...Read more

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Dr. Lance Anderson Dr. Anderson
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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Does residential care for older people with mental health needs have a place in the future?

Does residential care for older people with mental health needs have a place in the future?

Absolutely.: Residential care should address the needs of the individual, regardless of the illness (whether it's mental health, pt, ot, etc). Specialized attention to treating anxiety, for example, in a geriatric population can greatly improve quality of life. And treating anxiety in these individuals is very different than treating anxiety in a younger population. ...Read more

Dr. Ram Reddy Dr. Reddy
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
37 years in practice
Sri Venkatesvara University, Kurnool Medical College
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Is there any provision for free residential care for elderly people with mental illness?

Is there any provision for free residential care for elderly people with mental illness?

Chck medicaid: Check with your sate medicaid program if this patient is eligible, some states have home aid service. ...Read more

Dr. Theresa Redling Dr. Redling
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
30 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Should the elderly be expected to pay for residential care out of their own social security or medicare?

Should the elderly be expected to pay for residential care out of their own social security or medicare?

Who pays?: Medicare does not pay for long term care, assisted living, home care, transportation. So , yes, unless you financially qualify for medicaide, you will need to pay for residential care or home care(unless there is a skilled nursing need, then medicare will pay for a while in rehab or home care). ...Read more

Dr. Lance Anderson Dr. Anderson
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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Is there any provision for free residential care in the malaysia for elderly people with mental illness?

I'm not sure: I'm not sure about this, buti do have patients who have an orphanage in malaysia and i would consider asking what they think. ...Read more

Dr. Maureen Nash Dr. Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
20 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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What is best residential care for an elderly person with vascular dementia and difficulty walking?

What is best residential care for an elderly person with vascular dementia and difficulty walking?

It really depends: Safety is often a key issue-does the person have good awareness of hazards and good judgement. It is quite difficult for an older adult to live alone. The location and deficits from the stroke are important. An occupational therapist is the best person to actually asses functioning which is often more important than cognition. Asst living offers socialization and easy access to help if needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Amster Dr. Amster
Pediatrics
years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Where are the residential teen mental health facilities?

Where are the residential teen mental health facilities?

Where do you live?: I know here in virginia there are a few. Depends where you live really. Some places are out of the way, and others are in populated centers. Your local hospital, especially if it has a department of psychology, will have a list. Otherwise you can consult with the state board of psychology for a local list. You will usually need referral from your physician to get in. ...Read more

Dr. Colin Kerr Dr. Kerr
Family Medicine
40 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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Are staff supposed to share bathroom facilities at residential facilities?

Share facilities: This actually is purely a matter of the facility policy, which differs from place to place. Medically there is no reason why a facility can't be shared with proper hygience. It's usually just a matter of convenience and sometimes of psychological factors and personal preferences. ...Read more

Dr. Jordan Balter
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Residential Care (Definition)

Residential care is a live-in facility that provides a certain level of nursing and living assistance to elderly people or ...Read more