Should I hire a nurse to take care of mom in medicaid nursing home?

See below. You would need a permission from the director of nursing to allow a private nurse to care of your mom. You would have to pay privately on your behalf.

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What should we do about mom placement in nursing home. Her choice or ours?

Best interests. If she needs around the clock care including nursing staff, then she needs nursing home care. You can hire 24/7 companion allowing her to maintain independence as much as possible as long as no nursing care is needed. Some people dont want to go to the nursing home and someone needs to respect his/her wishes. Read more...

Could a health care proxy make my mom stay in a nursing home?

Yes & no. Health care proxy only gains power once your mom's physicians declare that she has lost capacity to make medical/legal/financial decisions for herself. The courts will decide whether she is competent or not, and who will become guardian if no legal framework has been established. But health care proxy cannot make anyone do anything as long as s/he is of sound mind. Incapacity may be temporary. Read more...

What if my mom has dementia and doesn't require nursing home care yet?

Have social services. Have social services in place, visiting nurse, support groups for caregivers, regular follow with your physician and family involvement. Read more...
Home health services. Ask your doctor about the type of care she needs at home. Patient safety is the top priority. Also home health services may be very helpful. Read more...
Educate and evaluate. Education about dementia is very important. The alzheimers association has a website www.Alz.Org that has helpful information and contacts. Specifically for home safety an occupational therapy evaluation with a tool such as the allen cognitive level test can be very helpful in ensuring your mom has the right help to be safe and have the least amount of stress possible. Read more...
Caregiver resources. In terms of resources for caregivers assisting with those with dementia, dr. Most compiled this list of resources with contributions from national and international neuropsychologists: http://cpancf.Com/pdf/dementia%20resources%20for%20caregivers.Pdf. Read more...

Have you regretted putting your mom or dad in an old age nursing home?

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 more...
People often do. People often regret putting their parent into a nursing home. But you have to realize that the choice is not an expression of lessening love for the parent. Rather, it's an acknowledgment of the improved medical care, physical strengthening and well-being that the parent can achieve in that setting, so ultimately it's another expression of that great love you have for your parent. Read more...

Sis moved mom to nursing home after pelvic fx, thinks is "possibly a bit past being helped with p.T." so curtailed it after fx. Now mom getting weak?

Concerned. In elderly, a fracture can have devastating consequences with prolonged loss of function, pain and exacerbation of preceding chronic illnesses and adverse effects from various medications. Good multidisciplinary care will help. Read more...

My mom just returned to the nursing home from the hosp! She now has Mercer in her nose! Is my 9yr old @risk! He does have asthma & is prone to infecti?

No. I believe you meant MRSA, by Mercer, staph bacteria colonizes many noses and surfaces of skin, usually it is a weak pathogen, i.e. Agent causing disease, the concern is when it enters blood stream through a surgical wound or deep venous catheter, don't worry. Read more...

My mom has chronic kidney infections, does anyone have a smiliar problem in a nursing home?

Yes. As the person gets older, the risk of developing infections is greater if the person has multiple medical conditions. Using a cranberry pill or cranberry juice along with plenty of fluid will lessen the chance of developing chronic kidney infections. Please consult the attending physician about using cranberry and about getting a consultation with infectious disease specialist. Read more...

Geriatrics md: how could daughter sign mom up for nursing home without consent and then deny medical sibling access to info?

Need a bit more info. What state are we talking about? Does daughter have durable power of attorney? What do you mean when you say "medical sibling"? The best thing may be for you to discuss this with a lawyer who deals with these issues on a regular basis. Read more...