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Geriatrics md: how could daughter sign mom up for nursing home without consent and then deny medical sibling access to info?

Geriatrics md: how could daughter sign mom up for nursing home without consent and then deny medical sibling access to info?

Need a bit more info: What state are we talking about? Does daughter have durable power of attorney? What do you mean when you say "medical sibling"? The best thing may be for you to discuss this with a lawyer who deals with these issues on a regular basis. ...Read more

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When do you know its time for a dementia patient to go to a nursing home? Mother is 85 years old..Lives alone in apartment..Forgetful, but otherwise good health..Apartment is extremely clean and tidy, makes her own meals, walks independently. Siblings w

When do you know its time for a dementia  patient to go to a nursing home? Mother is 85 years old..Lives alone in apartment..Forgetful, but otherwise good health..Apartment is extremely clean and tidy, makes her own meals, walks independently.  Siblings w

The : The basic reason for a person to live permanently at a nursing home is if they can not function without assistance. Can the person handle every day tasks of living such as brushing their teeth, washing themself, dressing themself? Does the person engage in unsafe behaviors such as forgetting to turn off the oven? Does the person have a medical condition that would make it unsafe to live alone such as falling often or seizures? Is the person depressed and isolating themself? I think that it is excellent that your mother continues to interact with others and that she maintains her own home and makes her own meals. Many elderly people who have difficulty with some of those activities of daily living, may still elect to live independently in their own home but might have some meals delivered or might have maid service. Sometimes relatives want their elders to be placed in nursing homes so that they will not worry about them. I think it is very important to ask the person what their desire is. ...Read more

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How to cure u.t.i at home?

How to cure u.t.i at home?

Only if mild: You can try to make your urine more acid, such as drinking cranberry juice. There are some OTC "azo" remedies. If this doesn't get better very soon, go see provider for proper diagnosis and stronger treatment, if needed. Be well! ...Read more

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How do I childproof my home?

Childproofing: There is a long list which can be found at healthychildren.Org: http://www.Healthychildren.Org/english/documents/childproofingyourhome_preview.Pdf. ...Read more

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What happens when I go home?

Re-ask question: Your question is incomplete. Please re-phrase so we can better answer you. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to wear chappals at home?

Is it necessary to wear chappals at home?

Chappals: If you mean a type of slipper or sandal, this depends on the condition of your home and your personal customs. If the floor is clean and you aren't worried about stepping on insects or other things, you could go barefoot. Here in arizona scorpions can occasionally get into people's houses -- not fun to find in the night! i'm a good aim with birkenstock thick-soled sandals. :-). ...Read more

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Why am I so much more tanned than my brothers and sisters?

Why am I so much more tanned than my brothers and sisters?

One concern: If you are suddenly tanning for no obvious reason, one thing to rule out is addison's disease. Here are the kennedy brothers -- jack (left) was "naturally more tan", the result of his missed addison's. ...Read more

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Is your younger sibling suppose to be taller than the older sibling?

Is your younger sibling suppose to be taller than the older sibling?

No: Everyone is genetically unique, so it's a roll of the dice whether a younger sibling will be taller or not as an adult. The average height at 2 years, however is very predictive of end adolescent height for 80% boys and girls ...Read more