How to treat a toothache at nursing home?

Pain meds and ATB. For immediate treatment use an appropriate pain medication and an antibiotic especially if there is any swelling at the jaw, and then make an appointment with a dentist asap.
Tooth ache SNF. You need to have the facility contact a dentist so the the resident can be transported to the dentist for care.

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Who will treat me in a new nursing home if at risk for stroke?

The House Physician. Usually, nursing homes have a medical director/house physician who is visiting each patient on a weekly basis. They would be the people taking care of your medical needs while in a nursing home. Read more...

Dad has pneumonia but nursing home has him dnr. Should it be treated?

Different issues. A dnr order refers to resuscitation during cardiac arrest and has nothing to do with whether to treat pneumonia. It's reasonable to treat pneumonia despite a dnr order. But in some cases, patients or their families may choose not treat pneumonia if it's felt that it would not improve quality of life. Pneumonia used to be called "the old man's friend" because it was a fairly benign way to die. Read more...
The end stage. When the end comes near there are some basic ideas that most are comfortable with. We all recognize air hunger and thirst as painful and would never withhold oxygen/fluids. The difficulty for many is embracing the idea that you should not prolong the act of dying. If your dad is comfortable, this may be his friend, if painful (to him) treat. Read more...

Does some nursing home staff treat residents differently if dnr or other? I mean with regard to engaging or helping them, etc not with regard to cpr.

No. If a resident is on hospice or has a dnr order, they should not be ignored or treated with less care. Often, since the goals of care are comfort, they are given more attention to prevent pain an unnecessary suffering. Read more...

My mom is in a nursing home and has frequent urinary incontinence. What is causing this and who should I get to treat this?

Many things... Many conditions can cause urinary incontinence in patients in the nursing home environment. Actual documentation of the frequency and extent is important. Urinary tract infections, stress incontinence, medication side effects, primary neurologic disorders, or even normal pressure hydrocephalus can be causal. It may be best to have her visit (or be visited by) her primary care physician. Read more...
Bladder incont. She may be evaluated by an urologist to try determine the cause. Treatment options are not too good. Most elderly end up wearing diapers or with an inserted foley catheter. Medicines cause a lot of dryness may affect narrow angle glaucoma or worsen bladder retention. Read more...
Time to See a Doctor. There are many reasons for an elderly man or woman to have urinary incontinence. They may have stress incontinence, urge incontinence, mixed incontinence, and even overflow incontinence due to a number of age-related chnages as well as medical issues. Incontinence in the elderly may also be due to medications (e.g. Diuretics) or due to limited mobility. You doctor will do the evaluation. Read more...
Check for infection. One of the reasons elderly patients may develop acute urinary incontinence is urinary tract infection; prostate problems( in men), bladder problems( hyperactive bladder) , neurological problems, hydrocephalus ( normal pressure hydrocephalus) etc... Read more...
See below. She may be evaluated by an urologist but it is very rare to have one come to a nursing home and it is risky to take your mom out to one.  i recommend using a provider such as silvercare solutions who actually can bring a provider to your mom in the center and evaluate her bedside.  she may need a vaginal support device, an overactive bladder medicine that is not contraindicated. Read more...

What are nursing home ethics?

See below. Not sure what you mean by your question. The workers at the nursing home are bound by the hipaa, federal and state laws. The information about the patient can only be released to someone else with your or your guardian written consent. If you need more clarification, please rephrase the question. Read more...
Nursing homes. That's a very grand question for this space. There is a patient code of ethics if it helps , see this site as an example: http://www.4fate.Org/html/bill_of_rights.Html. Read more...

Are a nursing home and a SNF the same thing?

Yes. SNF = skilled nursing facility. Key word is nursing which means nurses have to be available around the clock. Assisted living facilities don't require presence of nurse at all times. BTW, we mean RN or LPN when referring to nurses. Check out http://www.diffen.com/difference/Assisted_Living_vs_Nursing_Home as a starting point. Read more...

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...
Comprehensive. A good nh provides good medical/nursing care with exceptional communication amongst all levels of staff to provide seamless care for the resident. In addition, the ancillary staff should be involved making sure the residents needs are met- recreation, therapy, dietary, house keeping, etc. Of course all nhs need to adhere to health guidelines to monitor rates of infection and the like. Read more...
See below. Visit facility, ask about ratio of patients to nurses, cnas; look at rooms: private, semi-private. Ways the place communicates. Compare nursing homes by rating: medicare website is one of them: http://www.Medicare.Gov/quality-care-finder/#nursing-home-compare. When a NH has been surveyed by a state oversight agency, it should have the results of survey readily available for you to look. Read more...