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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 are skilled nursing facilities?

What are skilled nursing facilities?

Level of care needed: A skilled nursing facility describes a center catering to the needs of patients who need a level of care sometimes requiring the skills of a nurse but not that of a hospital. Included are those needing help with body functions, feeding, medications or mobility at various ages. Generally, a treatment plan coordinated with a physician monitored by the nurses is part of the process. ...Read more

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Reimbursement for skilled nursing from medicare?

Reimbursement for skilled nursing from medicare?

21 days: Medicare will pay for post hospital care in a rehab facility generally 21 days and possibly more with a co pay.Medicare does not pay for long term care. ...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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How do a skilled nursing facilities make money?

How do a skilled nursing facilities make money?

Medicare Part A: The biggest factor in how skilled nursing facilities make money is the number of patients receiving rehab services under medicare part a. This level of service reimburses the most and nursing homes go to great lengths to try and have as many patients on rehab as possible. They also make money on patients who are custodial care (live there) however the margin of profit is small. ...Read more

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What is difference between assisted living and skilled nursing center and nursing home?

What is difference between assisted living and skilled nursing center and nursing home?

Levels of care: The highest level of care is delivered in the hospitals. Out of the hospital the highest level of care is in a skilled nursing facility that can give complete custoidial care including total patient assistance with daily living, giving medications and intravenous therapy, and all necessary care. The next level of care are assisted living homes that can help people who need less nursing care. ...Read more

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Are skilled nursing facilities covered by medicare?

Depends: In california if a patient has been in the hospital for at least 72 hours, a patient quailifies for rehabilitation services which is covered by medicare part a. Once the "part a days" are used or the person no longer is benifitting from rehab, then the person is discharged home. If the person needs to stay to live, either family pays for room & board or medicaid covers this. ...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?

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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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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Why is hospice located in skilled nursing facilities?

Why is hospice located  in skilled nursing facilities?

High level needs: Hospice is extremely useful in skilled nursing facilities for patients who have a high symptom burden and cannot be managed at home or do not have a home or home caregivers that allow for this. Hospice clinicians are specially trained to deal with symptoms and generally add expertise to the staff at skilled nursing facilities because the patient will get extra attention. ...Read more

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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

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Will all skilled nursing facilities provide IV therapy?

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Will  all skilled nursing facilities provide IV therapy?

Usually not: Some nh who have rn round the clock can administer IV medications. Most of them do not provide this service. ...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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Would the hospice give better care in a nursing home?

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Would the hospice give better care in a nursing home?

Palliative/ Hospice: Hospice serves pts in their own homes, nursing homes, long-term care or assisted living facilities or hospitals. Pts receive palliative care to ease pain, and discomforting symptoms; psycho-social, and spiritual support. Hospice care is focused on maintaining dignity, increasing quality of life, and providing comfort , including pain and symptom management. Hospice gives best care at end of life ! ...Read more

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Who really runs things at nursing home? Rns, lpns or aides?

Who really runs things at nursing home? Rns, lpns or aides?

NHA: Nursing home administrator (nha) who are certified through nursing home administration program run by department of health and national association of boards of examiners of nursing home administrators (nab) most staffs are rns, lpns and midlevels. ...Read more

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Does hospice care offer full-time nursing care?

Does hospice care offer full-time nursing care?

Hospice: Hospice is an end of life service through medicare or private insurance. It will not pay for 24/7 care unless the person is in the active dying process of the last few days. If you need care in the home you should hire an in home care agency. This is private pay and not covered by medicare. Some long term care insurance may cover it. Check with your agent. ...Read more

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Assuming you, as a geriatric physician, contracted by either a teaching hospital or a corporation operating --- --- several nursing homes for profit, are charged with examining residents at one or more nursing homes and one such resident discloses being:

Assuming you, as a geriatric physician, contracted by either a teaching hospital or a corporation operating --- --- several nursing homes for profit, are charged with examining residents at one or more nursing homes and one such resident discloses being:

Elder : Elder abuse is a crime. All of us, physicians, nurses, social workers and other staff who work with older individuals and those who do not, are legally and ethically required to report suspected abuse to appropriate authorities. I have attached a link to elder abuse hotlines by state and also a link to a document describing signs of elder abuse. ...Read more

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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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Which is better for dialysis, a dialysis nurse or a home health nurse?

Which is better for dialysis, a dialysis nurse or a home health nurse?

Dialysis: A specially trained nurse in dialysis would be best given the high level of expertise needed during the dialysis process. ...Read more

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Who handles babies more: a nurse, midwife or perinatal nurse? How are they different?

Who handles babies more: a nurse, midwife or perinatal nurse? How are they different?

Experience?: Are you getting at who has the most experience? "Nurses" as a general term may or may not have experience in deliveries. Perinatal nurses specifically spend their days delivering and helping new mothers and their babies. They do lots of "handling" A midwife does prenatal care and delivers babies in a variety of capacities, some are which are NOT in hospitals. Hospital delivery is safest 4 baby ...Read more