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What preventive care services must an elderly widow receive?

What preventive care services must an elderly widow receive?

Elderly widow preven: These are no different than a married or single elderly female except ypu need screening for depression and being lonely. ...Read more

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I need a list of all adult day care centers safety features?

I need a list of all adult day care centers safety features?

Local DSS: Your local department of social services will have a complete list of regulations and features that an adult daycare should possess. You can also investigate if the ones you're looking at have been cited, and for what. The state dept of social services will also possess such a list of regulations, though they do not do the inspections themselves. ...Read more

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Should america's health care system switch to keeping patient records online?

Should america's health care system switch to keeping patient records online?

Sticky issue: This is a huge question. On one hand, online records can be transmitted quickly when medically needed. This could save a life. On the other hand, this quick transmission can also allow breaches of privacy that are potentially painful, embarrassing, and invasive. Balancing these things is precarious! electronic records seems to be where we're going, so we need safeguards to do it well. ...Read more

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Who takes care of adult spina bifida after you leave the children's hospital team?

Who takes care of adult spina bifida after you leave the children's hospital team?

Neuro/Ortho Spine: Some pediatric neurosurgeons will follow their patients as adults so check with them. You may need a team to help with bladder, orthopedic, and neurologic problems. For patients with chiari or vp shunts, they will need to see a neurosurgeon to be assessed for concerns for headache, numbness, or weakness. Get referrals from your pediatric providers if possible. ...Read more

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Is in-home hospice care or an adult retirement center better for an 80 year old?

Is in-home hospice care or an adult retirement center better for an 80 year old?

Also...: Most people wish to stay in the home during their last months to years of life. It can be challenging for families to provide hands-on care 24/7 and most can't due to work, family etc. Hospice care can be provided in the home or in the retirement center (rc) so the location doesn't matter as much as the "fit." also, the cost may be more for a rc than to hire a live-in caregiver. ...Read more

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How do child care providers benefit from the adopt a grandparent program?

How do child care providers benefit from the adopt a grandparent program?

Everyone wins: The program matches individuals with elderly, sometimes nursing home residents for the mutual benefit of both the adoptee and adopter. Both get the joy that comes from a meaningful relationship with someone from another generation. A beautiful Swedish film years ago illustrated this "Kannst du pfeifen, Johannes" in which a child adopted a man in a nursing home telling him he was his grandson. ...Read more

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What constitutes interference of health care? Facility wants to evict elderly resident due to visits from friend allegedly interfering with her care.

What constitutes interference of health care?  Facility wants to evict elderly resident due to visits from friend allegedly interfering with her care.

The answer: is a LEGAL one NOT a "medical" one! 'Interfering" needs definition and more information needed to define! Forcing the RESIDENT out does NOT seem "fair"!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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How many pediatric intensive care doctors work at night in a childerns hospital?

How many pediatric intensive care doctors work at night in a childerns hospital?

Varies greatly: This is not a simple answer. This depends on the staffing structure of the hospital, the degree of sickness of the patients, and the size of the hospital. There is often at least one doctor "on call" 24 hours a day in a pediatric icu; however, that doctor may not necessarily be physically in the building at all times. ...Read more

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How would care for loved one with a sensory-related developmental disability?

Support and info: I would recommend identifying resources in your community that will provide you with additional information and emotional support. Start by talking with your loved one's physicians to get a sense of what the diagnosis/prognoses are, then try and identify others in your community dealing with the same issue. Chances are others are struggling with the same problems and may have good advice. ...Read more

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In 2012, only 9% of eligible patients received an annual wellness visit. Why don't more primary care doctors perform it for their medicare patients?

In 2012, only 9% of eligible patients received an annual wellness visit. Why don't more primary care doctors perform it for their medicare patients?

Minimal incentive.: 100% of our eligibles get it. I suppose that many don't do it because it is not incentivized well. It is a lot of work and creates a lot of new processes and thinking. ...Read more

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How do people using the emergency room for non emergencies affect health care workers?

Takes time: People who come to the er for non-emergencies must still be seen and treated, if necessary. This takes time and makes everyone who works in the er busier and work harder to make sure everyone is taken care of. ...Read more

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Global health organisation warn families to prepare emergency family plan with medicine and supplies.?

Global health organisation warn families to prepare emergency family plan with medicine and supplies.?

Six basic supplies: 1 water mke sure you have water for basic needs for 3 days 2 food non perishable for st least 3 days 3 first aid and supplies 4 clothing and beddings appropriate 5 tools and special items like flash lights and fresh batteries 6 battery powered communication devices and dont forget copies of important documents like drivers licence, passports., list of phone numbers prescription medicines. ...Read more

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How are preventive care services covered under the new health care reform law?

How are preventive care services covered under the new health care reform law?

Access for all: Unfortunately, our focus in the us is on treatment rather than prevention. However, accountable care organizations are designed to care for populations of patients rather than just hospital care. Therefore, it will be in everyone's best interest to keep people well and out of the hospital. Probably the most important part of the affordable care act is the provision for healthcare for all. ...Read more

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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

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Global health organisation warns families to prepare emergency family plan: what medicine and supplies.?

Global health organisation warns families to prepare emergency family plan:  what medicine and supplies.?

Six basic supplies: 1 water mke sure you have water for basic needs for 3 days 2 food non perishable for st least 3 days 3 first aid and supplies 4 clothing and beddings appropriate 5 tools and special items like flash lights and fresh batteries 6 battery powered communication devices and dont forget copies of important documents like drivers licence, passports. Prescription medicines and over the counter meds. ...Read more

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Can you weigh the benefits of in-patient and out-patient, hospital and home care for palliative care?

Can you weigh the benefits of in-patient and out-patient, hospital and home care for palliative care?

It depends: Palliative care can be provided in all these settings. If some symptoms are too severe, e.g., pain, it may be necessary to hospitalize the patient. ...Read more

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How can my taxes pay for emergency room services?

How can my taxes pay for emergency room services?

Public hospitals: Under EMTALA emergency rooms have to see any arrivals and treat them until stable irrespective of the insurance coverage. Private hospitals past the cost on to the insured. Public hospitals pass it on to the taxpayers. When Trumpcare is passed, taxes will have to pay for the 24 million new uninsured. ...Read more

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