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Linda, OR Geriatric Evaluation
Question Clare: Our mother and father, both in their 80s, are still living together in Medford, Oregon. Our mother is getting increasingly emotionally fragile, and sometimes is violent. Our father wants to take care of her, and is in good physical and mental condi . . .
Answer I suggest contacting your local Area Aging Agency for referral to local resources. Also contact local social services to describe their situation and request a home visit. . . .
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Diana, MN about caregivers
Question Hi Claire, this is diana from the Philippines, as I searched on the internet,I saw your name and your willing to answer questions. I`m taking up a caregiving course because I would like to work and impart my skills as a caregiver to the older age generati . . .
Answer There is a grat shortage of caregivers in our country to care for the elderly and I’m quite certain you will have no problem finding employment in this field in Minnesota. I wish you the best with your course and future work as I imagine you will fi . . .
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VIVIAN, NJ HOUSING
Question HI CLARE.. MY NAME IS VIVIAN.. IN 1961 AT THE AGE OF 17 I HAD LANDRY`S GUILLIAM BARREA SYNDROME. I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL FOR OVER A YR. BY THE AGE OF 21 I WAS WORKING TWO JOBS, WEARING LEG BRACES AND WALKING WITH 2 CANES. I WAS TOLD I COULD COLLECT MY FATH . . .
Answer Hi Vivian, I am sincerely sorry for all your health problems and admire your independence in spite of the many day to day challenges that you face. I might suggest checking in to Assisted Living accomodations that are state Medicaid subsidized OR homes f . . .
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Ruth, AK Starting an Assisted Living Home
Question I was wondering how to go about opening up my home to the elderly for assisted living. I am interested in the rules, regulations, guidelines, and certifications needed. If you can`t answer these questions, could you at least tell me where to start looking . . .
Answer Ruth, Go to this link and read through the Assisted Living Regulatory Review that has each state listed at http://www.ncal.org/about/about.htm . . .
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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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