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What Are The Most Common Medications For The 90 Yr Old Residents In Nursing Home
Depends on DX: It depends on the diagnosis of the patient. I have a 103 year old patient in the nursing home and she only takes an occasional tylenol (acetaminophen). Often they will have something for arthritis pain, maybe for diabetes. There is no one common thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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
Talk to the staff: I would discuss this with the staff at the home and her doctor. ...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
Not if they get care: If you can't provide for their care yourself, a care center is the next best option. Make sure that they get good care there. Visit them often, and if you are able take them out on pass and let them go places and do other things. You should not feel regret if you know they are receiving good care and stay active with activities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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