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Jacy, IL interested in pursuing a career in geriatrics
Question Hi! My name is Jacy Brannen and I am 18 and a senior at a Downers Grove Highschool. I am extremely interested in pursuing a career in geriatrics, but I am not sure of the best way to go about it. I`m seeking out the best college for me to attend right now . . .
Answer Jacy, It might be a good idea to research which colleges you are considering that offer allied health fields such as nursing and rehab programs like physical, occupational, and recreational therapy. If possible you might try to get a summer job or even a . . .
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Greg, TX Use of gate belts
Question Hi, I`m not sure if I have the correct terminology but is the term "Gate Belt" correct for the belts strapped aroung the waist and used for supporting individuals while walking, transferring, etc.? In any case, my question/request is based on our frustrat . . .
Answer Known as a Gait belt (you were close), you are right in your emphasis with caregivers to use it with transfers. As a former home health nurse we always used them...it’s a matter of safety for your patient and preventing caregiver injury as well. Vis . . .
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Jerry, NJ Cost of Caregive
Question How do I determine the range of cost for caregiver services in the Central New Jersey area? Thank you.
Answer Jerry, If considering caregivers to hire for home you might contact a few local agencies and ask their rates which will give you a good idea. If you are planning to hire them privately then you will have a starting point and realize that usually can pay . . .
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Claire, WA A few questions
Question Hello, my name is Claire. I attend Mount Baker High School. In my directed studies class I am doing a reasearch project on nursing homes. I am doing this project with two other students in my class. We were wondering if we could ask you a few questions. D . . .
Answer Hi Claire, You can find many of the answers to your questions right on our website by going to the Nursing Home pages...review our Nursing Home checklist, read info about elderly abuse and neglect. As for what to consider doing an analysis of a nursing h . . .
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Rasaland, AL Nursing Home Placement
Question My mother has a muscle diease which is rapidly taking its toll on her..Her mind and thoughts are clear. My sister is currently trying to take care of her. She is not physical able to lift her even some assistance. Would she benefit in a home where she can . . .
Answer Have you considered bringing in some outside assistance such as a nurse’s aid to help your sister with caregiving. Most believe it is always a first choice to try to keep a loved at home but this is not always possible. If your sister is willing and . . .
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Tina, FL When is it time to move from the home
Question My brother has been caring for our mother (age 84) for the past three years. They live in Pennsylvania and I live in Florida. This has enabled her to stay in her own home. He visits her in the morning - gives her breakfast and her medications. He then vis . . .
Answer I just finished an article right on target with your situation that I will send along below for you to review. It sounds like you will be answering yes to amny of the checklist questions. As for options, I might suggest trying to get her to go to an adult . . .
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Sandy, NJ Medicare coverage
Question Will medicare cover in-home care for my mother? Or will they cover short-term rehabilitation care at a live-in facility? What is best, do you think if a parent needs caretaking? To have a care-taker in the home, or to have care at a long-term care facili . . .
Answer I think most would agree that it’s always best if your mother can remain home and bring outside help to her but this depends on numerous factors suchs as her safety, level of care needs, available and willing caregiver etc. Medicare will cover some . . .
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justin, NY Hospital Ratings
Question How can i find out ratings on Hospitals in Nassau County New York (Financial/Care/ Compliance). I would like to find out more on Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY
Answer Try these websites as they be able to help some. US News puts out the annual edition of America’s Best "America’s Best Hospitals." for 2002. http://www.usnews.com/usnews/nycu/health/hosptl/tophosp.htm Also review JCAHO accreditation on hospi . . .
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cheryl, GA MOM/NURSING HOME OR ASSITED LIVING?
Question MY MOM IS 86 -HAS ALWAYS BEEN VERY ACTIVE. SHE HAS PARKINSON`S-MILD-ARTIRITIS-SEVERE. SHE IS ALMOST TONE DEAF. LIVES AT HOME WITH HER GROWN SON--WHO HAS A JOB. DAUGHTER HELPS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, MOTHER BRGINNG TO HAVE MAJOR ACCDDENTS-AS FAR AS BATHROOM! . . .
Answer Cheryl, Have you taken her to her doctor recently for an evaluation of her dementia? This might help you to make a better decision based on the cause of her confusion and unusual behavior. Depending on what the doctor determines, it may be necessary to l . . .
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Wendy, NH Care for mother
Question My mothers medicare has run out and we are applying for medicaid. She is in Langdon House in Dover, NH. I am not pleased with their care and need to find a facility for long term care.She`s recovering from cancer,pneumonia and inner shingles. She is 82. H . . .
Answer Discuss with local social worker in your area regarding Medicaid eligibility so you will have a good idea whether she will qualify to help you with planning.(county social services dept)Then I would attempt to identify the homes in your area that may be o . . .
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