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ray, IL prescreen patient for admission
Question how long does the prescreening process take to admit a prospective patient into a nursing home and what type of question does the pre-screener ask....thankyou ray
Answer I would expect a few hours up to a few days for approval but should ask the social worker directly at NH you are considering to understand their process better. . . .
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Doris, IN meaning of scores for staffing and residents?
Question What do "Staffing Score" and "Resident Score" mean? My dad is in a nursing home with a deficiency score that has dropped to one-half star, but the staffing score is 3 medical kits, and the resident score is 5 blue people. I am worried about the low rating . . .
Answer The overall deficiency score should carry the most weight followed by staffing and then resident scores. . . .
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Pamela, GA Trach patient discharge from and acute long care
Question My mother is a 76 yr old woman that fracture her hip and broke her arm and leg. While in the hospital my mother had to be intubated. Now she has a temporary trach. Currently airway is not open enough for the ENT to perform any surgery. She was currently i . . .
Answer Some skilled homes are capable of caring for trach and feeding tube patients while others are not. I suggest contacting a few that you are considering to inquire about care levels. Most can handle feeding tubes fine but trach care involves more expertise. . . .
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Stanley, FL Charlotte County Nursing Homes
Question My wife and I are moving to Port Charlotte, FL this year and we have an aunt that will require a nursing home. She is 90 and mentally but not very mobile due totwo hip replacements and one leg fracture. We also cant seem to find out about public aid for h . . .
Answer You might start by contacting the Fla state long term care ombudsman which are a good resource to help families acting as their advocates. Here is the contact info below:Florida Brian Lee State LTC Ombudsman Department of Elder Affairs Florida State L . . .
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Candace, FL Questions to ask a Nursing Home
Question Do you have a list of questions on your website somewhere to use as a guide when visiting a nursing home?
Answer Yes we have a NH checklist you can view and print. Thank you. http://www.carepathways.com/checklist-nh.cfm . . .
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Brendan, NC Nursing home care
Question My mother is a 96 year old barely ambulatory resident of Britthaven (Charlotte) N.C. Nursing Home. Although she fights the idea, she "should" be more and more dependent on staff help to assist to the toilet, help with dressing, etc. She remains mentally s . . .
Answer Please try the "Advanced Search" option once logged-in and after you select NC as the state. I selected Payment Method: Medicaid, Have Councils: Either, Within Hospital: No, and the three Non-Profit options. You could expand your search by selecting the t . . .
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Melanie, AL condition of facility
Question I need to know what the condition of St. Clair Health and Rehab is? How do they rate with other SNF facilities? Thanks. Melanie
Answer I suggest using our Nursing Home Inspector tool to view this facility, along with the 3 others in that area, so you can compare and see their inspection reports which include evaluations done for the last 3 years. It is a good screening tool to see their . . .
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Judy, KS facilities with lock down
Question Looking for facilities with lock down areas....... in Franklin, Miami, Johnson, and Douglas County area. Mother needs hopefully short term stay to help with alzhiemers and dementia.
Answer You can use our Nursing Home Inspector service to identify homes in your area and contact them regarding secured areas. Most do offer this type of unit for Alzheimer’s residents so might want to sign up for our NH inspector service to identify bette . . .
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Lindsey, MA Respite Care
Question Hello- I am writing on behalf of my sister-in-law, who is 33 and has very advanced/progressive Multiple Sclerosis. She currently lives with my in-laws and has a daily caretaker. She cannot complete any ADL`s by herself, is wheelchair bound, and can hardly . . .
Answer Many nursing homes do offer respite care so suggest researching a few local ones. You can use our Nursing Home Inspector service to identify ones in your area and contact info provided to inquire about respite service. If want to research further then can . . .
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peggy, KS assisted living
Question my brother in law lives with mom in law-she is 84 and in failing health he is diabled-i leg heart issues defibulator-alcoholic and depression constantly over medicated and suicide attempts--when he is out of meds he is very manipulative he needs to go in . . .
Answer I might start by contacting your local county social services dept for some advice on placing her in a facility and payment options. . . .
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