no home will take him
| ||Q: I am so lost I can`t find a nursing home that will accept my husband.I`ve tried everything, he is a dementia patient 69 years old but gets combative when he needs changed. It generally takes 3 to change him. He has smacked two patients but didn`t hurt the . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
| ||A: Dear M.,
Husband needs an updated diagnosis. Knowing which dementia husband is diagnosed with will help all decision-making. Dementia is a syndrome. Dementia presents specific symptoms and behaviors according to type. Confirming type and corresponding ca . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
| ||Q: i have a 94 yr old female who cries most of the time fakes cries but wont cry if im close in her eye sight but as soon as i do a chore or something else she begain to scream yell or make bizzare strange noises and as a rcm of an adult foster care home and . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
| ||A: Dear A.,
I certainly commend you for going above and beyond seeking help for this situation. Your patients are very fortunate to have you.
Suggest to have the assessment date moved up for everyone’s sake as these behaviors clearly are decreasing q . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
| ||Q: Do your have facilities ? or Just homes? My # 862-237-8301|
| ||A: Dear H.,
I consult on both. Let me know how I can further assist.
Thanks for writing in.
Karen L. Rice, LNHA, Gerontologist, Mediator
Alzheimer’s & Family Care Management
Alzheimer Mediation For Dementia Conflict
www.alzheimerfamilycaremanagement.c . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
| ||Q: I am moving to tx, and my parents are in sc. how can mymom stay at home and get paid to take care of my dad 24hrs a day he has had a stroke, triple bypass, and has a trake, and on oxagen 24-7 and in a wheel chair, she needs to be home with him, and wants . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
| ||A: Dear A.,
Will mother provide the skilled care father needs? Suggest to contact home health agencies and inquire about skilled care services and costs. Another contact is Area Agency on Aging to learn about programs in South Carolina that your father migh . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
| ||Q: Im looking for an Alzheimers facility near Huntington Beach California that accepts Medicaid. Were just starting the process. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
| ||A: Dear D.,
For researching nursing homes, consider Carepathways Nursing Home Inspector. Facilities today identify their support for Alzheimer’s.
Medicaid beds are never open for very long. Suggest to search broadly and list your name often.
Best o . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
Getting paid to take care of disabled husband
| ||Q: How can I get paid to take care of my disabled husband who needs 24hour care? He can no longer work due to a massive stroke and is in a wheel chair with limited mobility. I am the sole caregiver to my husband and can not leave him alone. |
| ||A: Dear C.,
This is a very common question for spouse caregivers. I am sending you a link specific for Ohio since I do not know your county.
Suggest you begin to look into nursing homes in your area and consider putting his name on a wait list in case you . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
care for dementia mothe also many other issue
| ||Q: I am looking for a possible assistance program for my son my mother grandson to get paid for taking care of his grandmother while I am at work I have been office alot from work everday is a different day she needs assistance with all her care she does not . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
| ||A: Dear K.,
This is a growing issue. Currently, pay for family caregiving differs state to state.
Specifically for Nevada:
Best of luck; thanks for writing in.
Karen L. Rice, LNHA, Gerontolog . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
| ||Q: Father in law has Alzheimers. Long Term Care thru state farm has ran out. No assets, except pension, 1 from military, 1 from pacific power and light, and his social security = 3600.00 a month. We asked and applied for medicad but denied. Say his pension i . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
| ||A: Dear S.,
Advise Power of Attorney to meet with a Washington state Elder Law attorney to review the facility’s residency agreement. I am unclear if assisted living or nursing facility but cost sounds like assisted living. Counsel should advise on th . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
Living with a dementia patient
| ||Q: My husband and I currently live with my mother in law who has dementia. She has become angry and a little violent in the last few weeks.
I am in the process of having a baby (in 6 weeks); should I be concerned for the baby`s safety? What steps should we t . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
| ||A: Dear J.,
Suggest to have elder’s Power of Attorney for Healthcare arrange to have elder reassessed. It will help physician if you have a log of her current behaviors; include date, time, behavior and any triggers you notice that seem to drive elder . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
| ||Q: What are the best places that accept medicaid and medicare in Northwest Indiana?|
| ||A: Dear M.,
Your facility research may begin right here on Carepathways.com! Simply access the Resources tab and look for free longterm care referral. Also review the facility’s recent survey as you consider your options.
If you find you would like . . . (click subject to read entire post)|