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What Are The Most Common Medications For The 90 Yr Old Residents In Nursing Home
My 92 yr old aunt is in a nursing home
should she get her flu shot early?
Sometimes the nursing home is so slow at giving out the shot.
Sooner the better: The vaccine has been available through my office for 8 weeks & my staff & i were immunized immediately. There is ample reason to get it as soon as it is available. ...Read more
Called gma in nursing home, speech slurred, & she said she didn't know why her body wouldn't move right. She had ischemic stroke 4 yr ago. What to do?
At 92 now in nursing home. Most here are healthy but old so dnr. Many who looked good the week before die suddenly. Porcelain dolls or bad care?
I have deterating disc deasease followed up with, RA in my back, I am 57 yrs old and work in a nursing home, could this be consistered, a disability case, ?
It possible: Since you work in nursing home and you have to be to respond to the need of your patient as far as lifting a, carrying and heavy duty. Those activates could worsen your condition, this could be the base for disability. ...Read more
My 96 year old grandfather is losing control and becoming very unruly and irrational. What can we do if nursing home is no longer an option?
Geriatric eval: The underlying etilogy of the behavioral changes should be determined if possible. See a geriatrician or good internist. There are no meds approved for behavioral problems in dementia, but environmental changes mybe needed and teaching the family as well. Is there depression? Older adults often present atypically with agitation/irritability. Maximizing sensory deficits are important as well. ...Read more
Nursing home doctor doubled dose of BP med in am. Could that cause someone to topple out of chair? On new dose 24hr later 105/53. Cut down to old one?
2 low 2 go: Most likely, you are precisely correct. 105/53 may be ok for youngsters but once your arteries get stiff, they don't adapt well to sudden drops of blood pressure, even to "normal levels" as defined in younger populations. Older people should be cautiously treated when adjusting blood pressure medication. Dose adjustment is appropriate but confer with your md before taking unilateral action. ...Read more
If an old woman is prescribed antibiotics and oxygen in a nursing home can a member of family sign that she is not to be resucitated.thanks?
Depends on relation: If the relative is the power of attorney for health care. ...Read more
Communication: First put down your thoughts about why you don't like the medication-side effects? Then make an appt with the doctor and discuss your concerns and ask for alternatives. ...Read more
Depends: On the problem he is not accepting treatment for. There are conservative approachs to managing an elders symptoms without being aggressive with treatment, this is called palliative care- focusing on symptom management only. He may also be appropriate for hospice care, reserved for thsoe with less then 6 months left to live and also focusing on symptoms and qulaity of life. ...Read more
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