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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scabies (Definition)

An itchy skin disease caused ...Read more


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Why would a nursing home have petting zoo animals brought into nursing home?

Why would a nursing home have petting zoo animals brought into nursing home?

Pet therapy: Pet therapy has been well recieved in hospitals as well as nursing homes. In order to be labelled as a pet dog--the animal has to undergo certain testing. I am sure if one is opposed to having an animal in their room- the staff would welcome your concern. The friendly animal can bring a lot of happiness in the person visited. ...Read more

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What are nursing home ethics?

What are nursing home ethics?

Nursing homes: That's a very grand question for this space. There is a patient code of ethics if it helps , see this site as an example: http://www.4fate.Org/html/bill_of_rights.Html. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for scabies?

Scabies: Tea tree oil is an excellent natural scabies treatment and is very easy to implement. The main thing you need to do to put this treatment to work for you is you need to run a warm bath and add 25 drops of the tea tree oil to the bath before you get in. Once your bath is ready then the only thing you need to do now is soak yourself for a good 15 to 20 minutes. However, I am not sure this will work. ...Read more

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Nursing care at home after epidural hematoma?

Nursing care at home after epidural hematoma?

Depends on how bad: This type of injury can be minor or severe. They may have trouble talking, walking swallowing and thinking. Or they might just have a bad headache. The problems that the epidural caused need to be dealt with. ...Read more

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How long is C.Diff contagious? In a household not nursing home or hospital?

How long is C.Diff contagious? In a household not nursing home or hospital?

Depends: after initial diagnoses, if repeat stool test 5-7 days later is negative then u are nor contagious, but cdiff has spores, and if those spores stay in the colon, especially diverticula, then you can shed spores; u may not have the colitis while the spores are dormant. Hand washing with soap and water is key. ...Read more

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How to cire nemonia at home with home made remedies?

How to cire nemonia at home with home made remedies?

Terrible idea: Some "natural healer" has deceived you. Real bacterial pneumonia (as opposed to a common viral / mycoplasmal chest cold) can't be cured by any home remedy; an antibiotic is required. Some folks recover on their own, but many untreated people join the ranks of those who only had "natural home" remedies & now lie in old cemeteries. It was the great killer of teens & can still you. ...Read more

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What is skilled nursing center vs nursing home?

What is skilled nursing center vs nursing home?

Skilled Nursing : Facilities (snf) have nursing home level of care within their building. For example, one wing of the snf or certain rooms are dedicated to people receiving short term rehabilitation services (those who will not be living there once therapy is complete) and those who stay long term. People who live there are under custodial care, or the same level of care as a nursing home. ...Read more

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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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Some nursing homes test for MRSA before you can work on a ward?

Some nursing homes test for MRSA before you can work on a ward?

Yes: Health care facilities have different pre-employment screening requirements. Screening for MRSA is one possibility. Oftentimes the health care facility will require that any employee who screens positive for MRSA go through a decolonization procedure prior to starting work. ...Read more

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How to treat a toothache at nursing home?

How to treat a toothache at nursing home?

Pain meds and ATB: For immediate treatment use an appropriate pain medication and an antibiotic especially if there is any swelling at the jaw, and then make an appointment with a dentist asap. ...Read more

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Any great home remedies for skin boils?

Any great home remedies for skin boils?

Boils: Warm soaks or compresses with a wash cloth may help reduce inflammation. If the condition worsens see a dermatologist for treatment since a bacterial infection could be serious. ...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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Home remedies for the poison ivy?

Home remedies for the poison ivy?

Wash with brown soap: This must be done right after exposure, or you can use alcohol to wash the affected area immediately. After the rash appears, this could hurt. Use oatmeal compress or bath for itching. You might need to use benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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What does a caregiver do in nursing home?

What does a caregiver do in nursing home?

Talk to the staff: I would discuss this with the staff at the home and her doctor. ...Read more

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Daughter reported to head doctor that nursing home staff didn't wash hands; worried since they care for c diff patient. Now staff wont cooperate w/ her?

Daughter reported to head doctor that nursing home staff didn't wash hands; worried since they care for c diff patient. Now staff wont cooperate w/ her?

Hand washing: Everyone should be washing hands before and after touching a patient, irrespective of the fact that they may have put on gloves. Using soap is mandatory when washing hands. This is true for staff and visitors. A friendly method of persuasion and education works best. ...Read more

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Toddler at home, baby in nicu with neonatal herpes simplex 1?

Toddler at home, baby in nicu with neonatal herpes simplex 1?

Probably safe: Sorry about your neonate. Your toddler has almost certainly been exposed and infected, whether symptomatically or not, with the same virus. They are highly unlikely to be at significant risk. ...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