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What Are The Qualifications Of A Good Nursing Home Attendant
Nursing home: The front line staff in a nursing home are the nursings assistants. This important position is front line because they are the ones who will spend most of the intimate time with you or your loved one. There is a certification process so they get the title cna or certified nursing assistant. This requires a training process and a test in the state of az. There are state to state variables. ...Read more
Probably not: Your first legal obligation is to your employer. You might feel you have an ethical or moral obligation to the nursing home patient you can for, but that gives you no legal rights since you are not related by marriage or other kinship. You would probably have to go court to be granted any legal right like guardianship or conservatorship. ...Read more
A caring staff: A good nursing home has a caring staff and physicians who are available and willing to meet with family members. These two characteristics are not easy to discern. I recommend that you visit any nursing home you are considering for yourself or a family member. Walk around, and talk to visitors and family members of patients. Don't go by what the admissiions folks tell you - they are in sales. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several things: What I am about to suggest is a rare combination of things and don't expect to get all of them together but here goes 1)accepts medicare and medicaid, low resident to nursing ratio, higher rn/lpn ratio, and one that has at least one activity or group per day and a responsible and dedicated medical director. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask for a tour.: It is important to do your homework. Not all nursing homes are equal. Request a tour, speak to the residents and their families and get a feel for the overall experience that is being provided. Clean and safe environment, good medical supervision and services as well as entertainment are all very important. ...Read more
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?
Research: First check out what facilities are in your area. Visit them and ask questions....What is daily routine? How are emergencies handled? What is important to you and will those objectives be accomplished? If they are affiliated nationally, check out their ranking and reputation. You should feel comfortable with the care that is given. If you can ask other residents/families if they are happy. ...Read more
When should you remove an elder from a nursing home? Are there any good enough for our loved ones?
None are good enough: In the eyes of the children, there will never be a nursing good enough for their parents. It takes several caring dedicated people to provide standard care for one elderly person. Because developed countries like ours have an aging population, there are not enough young people in the country to take care of our elderly. Children can try moving to the same city to take shifts in caring for parents. ...Read more
Just moved from daughter's house to nursing home. I like it but was put in double due to lack of spaces on short notice. Is that a good sign or bad?
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