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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

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Do caregivers get legal rights if they are the sole relationship a nursing home attendant has?

Do caregivers get legal rights if they are the sole relationship a nursing home attendant has?

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

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Please please please describe a good nursing home.

Please please please describe a good nursing home.

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 more

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Can anyone recommend what to look for in choosing a good nursing home?

Can anyone recommend what to look for in choosing a good nursing home?

Informed decision: Visit facility, ask about ratio of patients to nurses, cnas; look at rooms -- see if they're private, semi-private, etc. Compare nursing homes by rating-- medicare website is one of them: http://www.Medicare.Gov/quality-care-finder/#nursing-home-compare also, when a nursing home has been surveyed by a state oversight agency, it should have the results of survey readily available for you to look. ...Read more

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How can I find a good nursing home for my beloved parent?

How can I find a good nursing home for my beloved parent?

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

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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?

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?

NH patients: Nursing home patients are chronically sick patients who may have terminal illnesses. It does not necessarily mean bad care. ...Read more

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How can I find a skilled nursing facility nursing home in my area and know if they are good?

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

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What countries provide good care at low cost for nursing home residents? Heard greece is cheap.

What countries provide good care at low cost for nursing home residents? Heard greece is cheap.

Love and money: Any country where families care for each other and children realize what their parents did for them when they were in need of them. If you do opt for a nursing home, do not transfer your guilt to the people who are are there for them. ...Read more

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When should you remove an elder from a nursing home? Are there any good enough for our loved ones?

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

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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?

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?

Should be fine: Just make sure your roommate doesn't have anything contagious (ask the staff). If you want a private room, let the staff know and they'll let you know when one will be available and how you can be accommodated. Unfortunately, most nursing homes are usually full. ...Read more

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I work 16 hour shifts at a nursing home any suggestions on a good pair of shoes that won't kill my feet?

I work 16 hour shifts at a nursing home any suggestions on a good pair of shoes that won't kill my feet?

Points to consider: First figure out if your feet hurt even if you are not on them. Do you need to be evaluated by a podiatrist? Do you see any pressure marks on your feet where shoes are causing friction? Where do your feet hurt? Consider: supportive insoles to cushioning and absorb shock, steel shank for distributing weight. Wider shoes so your feet are not cramped, yet make sure they are snug. Arch supports! ...Read more

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Need to move parent to nursing home. Could this be good if never any bed sore (pressure sore) reported and 5* infection rate by boh?

Need to move parent to nursing home. Could this be good if never any bed sore (pressure sore) reported and 5* infection rate by boh?

Sounds Mighty Good: Ask folks who have family that has been or currently in the facility. I don't think i would call it home. If there has been any hints of bad care those family members are you most reliable stats and not the facility tooting their own horn. ...Read more

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When do you know its time for a dementia patient to go to a nursing home? Mother is 85 years old..Lives alone in apartment..Forgetful, but otherwise good health..Apartment is extremely clean and tidy, makes her own meals, walks independently. Siblings w

When do you know its time for a dementia  patient to go to a nursing home? Mother is 85 years old..Lives alone in apartment..Forgetful, but otherwise good health..Apartment is extremely clean and tidy, makes her own meals, walks independently.  Siblings w

The : The basic reason for a person to live permanently at a nursing home is if they can not function without assistance. Can the person handle every day tasks of living such as brushing their teeth, washing themself, dressing themself? Does the person engage in unsafe behaviors such as forgetting to turn off the oven? Does the person have a medical condition that would make it unsafe to live alone such as falling often or seizures? Is the person depressed and isolating themself? I think that it is excellent that your mother continues to interact with others and that she maintains her own home and makes her own meals. Many elderly people who have difficulty with some of those activities of daily living, may still elect to live independently in their own home but might have some meals delivered or might have maid service. Sometimes relatives want their elders to be placed in nursing homes so that they will not worry about them. I think it is very important to ask the person what their desire is. ...Read more

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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 the potential hazards in a nursing home?

What are the potential hazards in a nursing home?

Anything: Bad nursing home reputation, failed annual inspections, loss of independence, change of environmental or cultural settings, uncooperative residents, unprofessional staffing, fire safety, aging building, inner city location, falls resulting fractures, infections among other residents, food poisoning and fear of institutionalization. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a nursing home for my husband?

1 where U feel good: You should find a home that makes you feel good about where he is living. A facility where you would be comfortable staying yourself. A place where there is adequate room for activities and there is stimulation for him. ...Read more

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What are the procedures to put someone in a nursing home?

What are the procedures to put someone in a nursing home?

Call SNF: You can call the nurse manager/case manager/nurse liasion in the nursing home of your choice, they will evaluate the patient's eligibility on clinical gorunds using insurance criteria. ...Read more

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Does medicare pay for nursing home?

Does medicare pay for nursing home?

It depends...: Medicare will start paying for a nursing home once the patient no longer has any financial assets. In other words, you'll have to liquidate your assests to pay for the nursing home, and once there is no money left, medicare will pitch it. ...Read more