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Infirmed mom being discharged from hospital. I live far away. What can be done so she is not alone?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Options

Private duty nurses (expensive) or sitters.
Friends or other family? Extended care facility? Does your mom have a cell phone/can she use a phone? To speak with you as needed. Does she have life-line (a "panic button" like device worn around the neck that she can press to call for help if she falls or can't talk). See: http://philips.Lifelinesystems.Com/content/default.

In brief: Options

Private duty nurses (expensive) or sitters.
Friends or other family? Extended care facility? Does your mom have a cell phone/can she use a phone? To speak with you as needed. Does she have life-line (a "panic button" like device worn around the neck that she can press to call for help if she falls or can't talk). See: http://philips.Lifelinesystems.Com/content/default.
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