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What is the minimum age to put someone in a retirement home?

What is the minimum age to put someone in a retirement home?

Nursing home: There is no minimal age for long term care. It depends on the condition of the person and whether they need help with their activities of daily living. Most elderly can stay at home with help. If there is dementia or a chronic disease that incapacitates someone, then speak to your doctor or a social worker and look at what your state regulations. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Royall
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Retirement (Definition)

Generally, women who are pregnant may continue to work during their pregnancy. Some women are able to work right up until they are ready to deliver, while others may need to cut back on their work schedule or stop completely before their due date. Whether you can work during your pregnancy or not depends on your health, the health of the baby, and the type of ...Read more


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When should an alzheimer's patient be put in a retirement home?

When should an alzheimer's patient be put in a retirement home?

Caregiver burnout: When a caregiver can no longer maintain the level of care for the person with dementia, it may be time to look for alternative housing. This may mean a day care two to three time's a week up to nursing home care, depending on the severity of the dementia. Studies show that when the caregiver's health declines, physically or mental stress, the person they are caring for also declines. ...Read more

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If I go to a retirement home, what will I do all day?

As much as you can : Retirement homes, assisted living or adult homes all offer some assistance with activities of daily living: eating, dressing, toileting, bathing, medication... There are planned schedule of leisure activities daily, and one can choose whether or not one wishes to participate. Most importantly, there are many social activities, entertainment, religious services, movies, exercise classes, day trips. ...Read more

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Do older patients do better when taken care of at home or in a retirement home?

Do older patients do better when taken care of at home or in a retirement home?

Depends upon patient: Way too many variables to answer absolutely on general basis. Typically, we advocate for aging in place eg at home since it's more familiar and offers sense of place & community. But this assumes that one is healthy enough to do so and engaged enough in community. Also assumes enough resources. But often times, closest relative lives out of town so for frail elderly, institution may be better. ...Read more

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All my docs are getting close to retirement age. Some are leaving, others should quit but dont. How do I find a whole new group as I also get older and need help?

Finding doctor: Best to consult the other doctors who are retiring, for good referral & advise, since they know your case & who is best to serve your needs. ...Read more

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I need to know what is the average retirement age for general surgeons?

I need to know what is the average retirement age for general surgeons?

65-75: Depending entirely on the surgeon; regulations of hospitals where they work. Most hospitals have committees for these decisions. ...Read more

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How is scabies contracted? I heard that there was a breakout of scabies in a retirement home down the road. How is this condition contracted? .

How is scabies contracted? I heard that there was a breakout of scabies in a retirement home down the road.  How is this condition contracted?

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Not uncommon: Scabies is not that easy to catch but it is common worldwide. It is passed in close home quarters and with sexual contacts via skin to skin contact. Female mites move 2.5 cm/ minute but do not jump or fly. After exposure, mites can enter skin within 30 minutes. A person with scabies needs 20 minutes sustained contact to transmit mites. Infected clothing or sheets as source uncommon but possible. ...Read more

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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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