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Melanie, NM Immediate Family Rights in Nursing Homes
Question I am the POA for my Mother in a Nursing Home. She is no longer able to make her own health care decisions. Do I have the right to make these decisions for her, and if I do, do I stand the chance of being reprimanded by the Nursing Home for my decision mak . . .
Answer Need to distinguish between medical and legal POA or otherwise when it comes to actual healthcare decisions. I expect nursing home would welcome any support you can give to help with your mother’s care. I would meet with the Director of Nursing and reques . . .
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Anne, CA Mom seems too well for nursing home
Question Mom was asked to leave her retirement home because of her crying and wandering (because she is bored). We placed her in a nursing home but she is not adjusting and I don`t blame her. She still has her wits about her even though she does have a great deal . . .
Answer This is a very common dilemma and is unfortunate situation for your mother. Although may be difficult to relocate her again might be able to locate an assisted living with more supervision but at same time with residents more on her level. There are many . . .
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Diana, OH abuse
Question Is it abuse if a transportation person, who makes the residents doctor appointments, canceals that appointment without good reason. I have seen this person canceal because she was helping out in the activity department on that day. But did take one reside . . .
Answer Suggest talking with Director of Nursing at facility to voice your concerns so future Dr appts are not missed. . . .
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Sara, NY TBI/Jejunal/Emesis/hiccupping
Question What is your experience with Jejunal tubes? How often does one get replaced? I My husband has had 18 replacements over 1 1-/2 years time frame. I think this is traumatic for my husband to go through. Could you please give me some feed back? He has to have . . .
Answer You might start by requesting a consult with the Director of Nursing at his home so can sit down and voice these concerns which may be very valid and in some cases easily resolved with communication with staff. I realize you goal of getting him home where . . .
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shell, PA re:falls
Question thank you for your response to my question since i emailed you, the don has requested to rent a merry chair and we`ll try that. see how she does. if she begins to fall with that then we`ll have to come up w/some other solution. did not contact ombudsman a . . .
Answer Good luck. Clare . . .
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shell, PA falls,long -sorry
Question since my mother`s been in her current nursing home, she has a history of falls. the latest fall after 2 months of no falls, was in front of the nursing station. the nurse was on the other side. mom scraped her face-1 on the forehead and 1 on her nose. whe . . .
Answer Can these falls be avoided by simple use of walking aides such as walker or rollator? Is physical therapy to strengthen ambulation also a possibility? I can understand your frustration and hope to find a solution to prevent further injury from falls. . . .
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bobbie, OH wondering if it fraud
Question IS it legal for a nursing home. to charge a man and his wife double rent on a assistant living APT... I WAS WONDERING BECAUSE IF THEY CHARGE `1 PERSON 4000.00 A MONTH FOR A APARTMENT, GAN THEY THEN CHARGE A MAN AND HIS WIFE 8000. FOR THE SAME KIND OF APAR . . .
Answer Discuss with your long-term care ombudsman further to see if feels further investigation is warranted.Ohio Beverley Laubert State LTC Ombudsman Ohio Department of Aging 50 W Broad Street 9th Floor Columbus, OH 43215-3363 Tel: (800)282-1206 Fax: (6 . . .
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Mary, TN SkinTears
Question My mother is in a nursing home and gets so many skin tears especially on her arms and legs. The nurse called me yesterday to explain that mother had just gotten a pretty bad skin tear when the CNA turned her over to change her Depend. However, when I wash . . .
Answer Sounds like very difficult situation. Have you discussed other alternative transfer methods from bed to gerichair. Might want to inquire about using Hoyer lift and probably seen it used by staff for other residents that are "dead weight" as you mention. T . . .
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ron, NY Agency responsible for Skilled Nursing Facilities
Question I am trying to identify the specific individual or agency which has oversight of skilled nursing facilities and/or long-term care facilities in New York State. Can you help? Thanks. Ron.
Answer Contact Office of Continuing Care New York State Department of Health at 161 Delaware Avenue Delmar, New York 12054 Phone (518) 474-7055 Fax (518) 478-1014 . . .
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Dianna, CA No Subject
Question I went to visit my grandma in sacramentom and the conditions she was in were nasty. when I got there she had a soiled diaper with pee and poo that leaked and soiled her clothes. So i took her into the bathroom to give her a sponge bath just to find out sh . . .
Answer No absolutely not and suggest finding an alternative care facility in your area. Check out Nursing Home Inspector reports on our site to find the homes with best evaulations and history of quality care.
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