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Wendy, NC Bed sore
Question How do you bath a person with a bed sore when it`s not dressed. What do I need to dress the sore properly. Pretty bad sore
Answer Simple washing with soap and warm water is adequate as bedsores do not require sterile cleansing. As for caring for the bedsore it does depend on severity or stage of pressure ulcer. If it is open and draining but not deep then you might want to consider . . .
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Dina, GA Medicaid certification
Question I`m a Cna with over 10 years experiences. I also have others credentials. I want to know how Can I be Medicaid certified so I can go into Private care and be able to take clients that only Used Medicaid. I live in Georgia . Thanks
Answer I believe that you have to be employed by a homecare agency that is Medicaid certified in order for clients to be reimbursed by their Medicaid insurance. . . .
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Agusia, CA Nurse looking for live-in position
Question Hello, I am a nurse from Poland, experienced caregiver. I am looking for live-in positions in the USA. Could you recommend any place where I should send my CV? Thank you for your help.
Answer Yes post your free resume on our site for prospective employers to contact you for positions available. Post your resume here. . . .
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Victoria, NY My mother
Question My mother is presently in the acute rehab section of Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY. She is 78 years old and has several issues, some of which are heart, lungs (COPD), and sleep apnea, (although it has not been "officially diagnosed as o . . .
Answer Hi Victoria,

I am sorry for your mother's extensive health problems but seems she is most fortunate to have your support. It is very unlikely that Medicare will provide any coverage for night time caregivers. CNAs (certified nurse assistant) ar . . .
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Diana, TX Caregiver
Question Hello Clare, my grandma became ill, got surgery, and then was diagnosed with cancer. I take her to her drs appointments as well as her chimotherapy and due to this I had to quit my job. Many relatives have advised me to seek the benefit of being her careg . . .
Answer Hi Diana,
Getting paid to care for a family member is a need that many are experiencing today in order to enable their loved ones to stay at home and age in place rather then relocate to a long term care facility. However the problem is that their ar . . .
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stephanie, SC nursing for 84 yr old grandmother
Question My grandmother had a stroke in Oct. of 2012. She has been to several homes that were supposed to help her. She lives at home but needs full time care. Paralyzed on right side. How can I go about getting a nurse during the day for her? She has medicaid and . . .
Answer She most likely needs a CNA (certified nurse assistant) to help her with daily activities. Medicare does not cover these costs but suggest finding a non-medical home care agency that does accept Medicaid reimbursement as some do. I suggest researching mor . . .
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Ann, KY Any options for nursing care
Question My brother in law is 60 years old, hasn`t worked for 7 months and is in the hospital with acites, respiratory problems all due to diabetes. He has no medical coverage, doesn`t own a home and has no savings. He is basically unable to take care of himself. . . .
Answer Regardless of having family you need to consult with social services at hospital or local county social services to get help appying for Medicaid right away as he likely will qualify with very limited income and assets. He can be transferred to nursing ho . . .
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Victoria, IL caregiver job
Question Where can I find job taking care of elderly people where the government can pay me I went to CNA classes i have my certificate but I couldn`t do my state exam?
Answer Might want to reconsider taking CNA certifcation exam as can be of huge help to your future job outlook. In meantime I suggest contacting local non-medical homecare agencies about hiring you to work as a companion homemaker that does not require your cna . . .
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Lynn, NY nutrition
Question Hello Clare, My next door neighbor is an 89 year old lady who lives alone. Her family is over 45 minutes away and they only visit once a week. I have been giving this lady dinner every night for the past 4 years. I also lay out her medication each day. S . . .
Answer It sounds as if you are a guardian angel to your neighbor. Ask the family if might provide some supplemental nutrition such as ensure or boost or similar products. . . .
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Jessica, CA App mattress
Question Hi claire, I have a question about convalescent home APP mattresses .. My question is Can we add a pad on an APP matress besides the bed sheet on the matress and the resident using a diaper? Is it Right is it wrong or against any regulations?
Answer Yes you can use pads and diapers with APP mattress. You can actually purchase specific pads that are meant to me used in this capacity on air flow mattresses. We sell them on www.carepathways.com . . .
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