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Whats The Minimum Age To Put A Person In A Nursing Home
Not if it's durable: A durable power of attny does not expire until either the patient or poa dies. That being said, you will need to checck with the new state to see if your poa applies. It remains in effect in the grantiing state until the patient or poa dies and there is not another person mentioned. ...Read more
Yes: Nursing homes must have registered nurses supervising lpns or licensed practical nurses. Some nursing homes have physical therapists if they provide rehabilitation. There are many organizations that regulate these places for quality control issues. In my state of florida the regulations are : https://www.Flrules.Org/gateway/chapterhome.Asp?Chapter=59a-4. ...Read more
My grandfather was diagnosed with a bowel obstruction is too sick to operate on they put him on comfort measures and sent him to the nursing home a dr?
Compassion & Care: It sounds like the doctors involved in your grandfather's care are providing compassion in not subjecting him to a painful operation that could have multiple complications, prolonged hospitalization, multiple procedures, and make his final days miserable. Sometimes the best choice is to give people pain medication, a quiet comfortable atmosphere, and time to be with their loved ones; this is good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to keep living independently with age-related macular degeneration? I've just been diagnosed with wet macular degeneration. I'm only 50, and don't want to have to move into assisted living or a nursing home any time soon. How long can I rea
You : You are a bit young for a diagnoses of the typical macular degeneration, but does happen. You are fortunate it is 2012 and that we have outstanding treatments available (i would expect even better treatments to emerge during your lifetime as well). As you know, macular degeneration can impact the central vision. This is what we use for reading - this is the type of vision that one also needs for driving (one needs 20/40 in one eye to drive with an unrestricted license. One usually needs 20/70 in one eye for daytime privileges). While macular degeneration can move vision to less than 20/70 in some patients, i virtually see no patients with it who cannot care for themselves and live independently. Remain optimistic and see your eye doctor if you note vision changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nursing Homes: No, elderly people have many alternatives in where to live. These decisions should be made in their entirety taking into multiple factors. ...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
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?
Sis put mom in nursing home, was sent form for flu shot, not sure whether to sign. I suggested inactivated 2012-3 one per cdc. Why do they even ask?
Protacols: The agencies that certify nursing homes require strict adherence to rules about obtaining informed consent for what could be an invasive or optional procedures. If your mom is not considered capable of understanding & giving consent, it will fall to whoever has medical power of attorney. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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