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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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.


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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. Lawrence Kessler
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.


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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

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Giving Palliative Care (Checklist)

Make a list of medicines and times to give them
once
Keep number for doctors and other caregivers (for example hospice agency) handy
once
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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

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Improving Personal Care (Checklist)

Brush teeth twice a day and floss once a day
daily
Exercise by walking, swimiming or biking
5x week
Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
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Do some form of meditation to decrease stress
daily
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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

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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

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What are the qualifications for residential care?

What are the qualifications for residential care?

Labor dept: The department of labor has a great website that outlines the need and expectations - http://www.Bls.Gov/ooh/mobile/home.Htm it is a great way to learn what is the job salary, need and training required. To answer ur question need to be rma or rnmh nurse. ...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

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