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Liz, NY Assisted Living for my mother
Question My mother is 74 and lives alone. She is in relatively good health but has had a hip surgery, irritable bowel syndrome, retina problems and chronic bladder infections. My sisters and I try to see her as much as possible, but sometimes our young children pr . . .
Answer This can be a difficult task so it’s wise that you are planning ahead. I would start by researching the facilities in her area which you can do easily online using our site’s directory or ALFA (Assisted Living Federation America) Then after you narrow it . . .
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Joy, NH short-term facilities
Question Clare: My mother-in-law is in need of a place to live for about 6 weeks between the time she sells her house and moves into a trailer in a senior park. No one can deal with her in the family--and she won`t stay with anyone. Need something in the Franklin . . .
Answer I suggest looking for a facility that offers "respite care" which includes short-term care stays. I found 3 listings in the general area of Frankln when did a search for Respite Care that you may want to research further as I don’t know have any inf . . .
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Betsy, FL Mom at home
Question My mom is failing and in need of some home support -- not ready for assisted living yet. We would like to know how to best identify and assess home caregivers in Naples, Florida. Thank you for any advice you can offer. Betsy Alles
Answer Refer to these 2 articles for some ideas...Should I Hire In-Home Help Privately or Through an Agency http://www.carepathways.com/cto1.cfm Tips for Finding, Interviewing, and Keeping In-Home Help http://www.carepathways.com/cto2.cfm . . .
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Liz, KY verbal abuse?
Question The Administrator where i work at; is constanly telling some of the residents to shut up and mind there business and to the ones that are overweight she tells them to quit eating so much because ther getting fat! and one morning one of the residents did n . . .
Answer It doesn’t sound good and might suggest discussing your concerns with your local ombudsman who acts on behalf of nursing home residents. http://www.nursinghomeaction.com/static_pages/ombudsmen_list.cfm#Kentucky . . .
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Michael, SD Children caring for their Parents
Question Could there be any truth to this?. By South Dakota Law,if a retired resident is incapable of caring for themselves financially and/or physically, that the burden then falls to the children? I know that generally, people feel morally obligated to help thei . . .
Answer I’m not sure of the answer to your question but will refer you to a few resources that may be able to help. Visit ElderLaw Answers at http://www.elderlawanswers.com/ and make inquiry and check with local Area Agency on Aging at http://www.state.sd.u . . .
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Cari, KS Volunteer
Question We have recently moved to your area and would like to get involved. I would like to get my son Austin age 10 and myself involved in some form of volunteering at your nursing home (reading, playing games...). Please let me know whom to contact to discuss . . .
Answer Dear Cari, We are not a facility but I would check with your local Area Aging Agency at http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov/agingsites/ks.html I think it’s a great idea about getting your son involved. You could also check with local senior center and ask about . . .
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Mark, NJ Grandmother
Question Grannie was in assisted living, had bowel blockage vertiulitous? 97, risky, after op was on ventilator,after one week of no response, I painfully ordered it removed knowing it was her wish. All med staff said she would not make it. Woke up and chatted up . . .
Answer Hi Mark, I can see why you are mentally drained. You can arrange for hospice Nurses to come in to home and care for your grandmother with Doctor’s orders and if meet their eligibility requirements such as she requires end-stage care. Talk to her Dr . . .
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maureen, MA locating a good nursing home
Question do you have any information on a quality nursing home in the springfield, mass. area. my mother suffered a stroke. affected left side, has movement but needs assistance with walker/cane. can move in wheelchair.. needs assistance with dressing, bathing and . . .
Answer Maureen. I suggest using our "Nursing Home Inspector" tool http://www.carepathways.com/nhx.cfm to screen Nursing Homes in your area to identify ones that have better state inspection reports currently and historically. Then I would contact the top few yo . . .
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willard, MI requesting info on how to start home care agency
Question hello clare i am requesting info on how to start a home care agency. with your years of experience in home care, will you share some of your wealth of info with me. thanking your in advance willard bradley
Answer Willard, Each state has it’s own specifc requirements for licensure. In stse of Michigan your contact info is James K. Haveman, Jr., Director Department of Community Health Lewis Cass Building, Sixth Floor 320 South Walnut Street Lansing, MI 48913 . . .
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danielle, CT TIPS TO KEEP THE PATIENT OR RESIDENT SAFE
Question CAN YOU SEND ME A LIST OF WAYS TO KEEP THE PATIENT SAFE WHILE IN THE NURSING HOME. THANK YOU
Answer Yes please refer to my article on "Monitoring Care in Nursing Homes" for some suggestions. http://www.carepathways.com/cto13.cfm . . .
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