Head Phones for Alz. patients
| ||Q: I am working on a case where the social worker suggested the use of head phones to amplify the paients screaming back to her. She was not hard of hearing and did showe numerous signs of being in pain. Have you ever heard of the use of head phones for beha . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
| ||A: I’m sorry but Karen and I are not familiar with such practice of using headphones with Alzheimer’s patients. Clare
Hi again, P., Karen here...
I consulted with my Advisory Board on your headphone question because, personally, I could only see how he . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
| ||Q: i would like to know about what you have to do to
be a nursing asst. iam state tested in ohio. going to move to arizona if you can`t help me , maybe you know who i should contact. thanks karol
| ||A: Hello K.
Your patience in receiving this response is appreciated.
According to the Arizona officials I contacted, you will have to meet Arizona requirements and also retest because the certificate and control of Nursing Assistants comes from the Arizo . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
| ||Q: What is the state regulations of number of staff to number of residents in a regular nursing home, with 32 fully assist residents down one ward?|
| ||A: Nursing home laws differ by the state enacting them.
What state are you asking about? Karen|
Brother and dementia
| ||Q: aWhat kind of help could my sister in law get to come into their home and help with her husband -my brother? He is a retired vet, and retired from another job. They have a son living with them, but he is disabled to an extend with a very bad back, so he i . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
| ||A: I suggest they contact a local homecare agency in their area and request a nurse assessment visit to determine type and amount of care needed and if any avail programs to assist costs in thier area. Clare|
care givers jobs openings
| ||Q: i would like to know if there are any job opening that you know of where i can help the elderly in care giving in maryland i know that it is one in towson but i can not remeber where it is located or if you know of any in maryland please e-mail back thank . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
| ||A: Check in our online directories to find some agencies or facilities along with contact info. Also can post your resume on our site for interested employers and private efamilies seeking help. Another option is to call Area Agency on Aging in that area to . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
RE: Looking for a home health aide in Norwell, MA.
| ||Q: Dear Karen,
Do you have any suggestions as to where I might look in terms of resources to find a home health aide in the Norwell, MA (South Shore area) - we would prefer to work with an individual versus through an agency like the VNA or whatever. Basic . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
| ||A: Dear L,
To find individuals for the role of companion, most do begin with placing ads in their local newspapers. Most ads of these types run during the week when the classified sections are much smaller plus cheaper in price. Ads running in the Sunday ed . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
| ||Q: I AM TAKING CARE OF MY 92 YR. OLD MOTHER. SHE IS ALWAYS DEPRESSED. IT DOESN`T MATTER WHAT I DO OR ANYONE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER. SHE IS ON MEDICATION. SHE THINKS SHE IS FINE & IT IS ME. I HAVE BEEN THINKING OF PUTTING HER IN A NURSING HOME BEENING THAT SHE . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
| ||A: Dear S,
You describe a complex set of issues. May I assume you are your mother’s primary caregiver? Being a family caregiver is a tough role but win-win situations are possible to achieve.
A key question is, has your mother has given you Power of . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
cnas wrongfully treated
| ||Q: what if a person is being treated badly a worker and has reported it through the chain of command a nothings done about it|
| ||A: When family members witness questionable actions exchanged among staff members, it can lead to many questions in their minds. For example, families could begin to wonder if their loved one sees these same types of circumstances throughout their day; if th . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
| ||Q: Karen,
My husband has been diagnosed with COPD and I have a hard time getting him to take care of this disease. We also found out his heart is totaly the opposite of ours. What over the counter medicines should I keep out of the house that could be dange . . . (click subject to read entire post)|
| ||A: Contact his physician for specific meds that are contraindicated based on his current med regime. There are some over the counter ones that are not advised and ask him for a list. Clare|
Ratio of staff to patient
| ||Q: What is the ratio of staff to alzheimerz Patients? Does this ratio change when going from assisted living into a locked down wing?
Subject: Ratio of staff to patient
| ||A: The ratio of staff to Alzheimer’s patients means the number of staff that cares for the number of Alzheimer’s residents. Here are some common examples. The ratio 1:5 means one caregiver to five residents; 1:7 means one caregiver to seven resid . . . (click subject to read entire post)|