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miriam, NJ Long Term Care training
Question Where can I get certification for a course as a Nurse`s Aid. Or As a Long Term care Specialist.I live in North Brunswick, NJ. Thank you, Sincerely
Answer Contact local community colleges or even nursing homes as many offer these courses. . . .
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Renee, NY regarding elder care for married couple
Question Hi, I was wondering if there is any place in ny hoping the bronx where a married couple can live together and get the proper elder care needed. ages 70 and 77 and both have heart disease, 1 has a difibrilator and the other has been diagnosed with diment . . .
Answer I’m sure there are many options along he assited living concept of care. Check this link for home listings in NYhttp://www.carepathways.com/ALx.cfm . . .
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Ardenia, MS I need to find a nursing home for my mother
Question I wanted to find a nursing home close to our home that would take good care of my mother.
Answer I suggest researching your options with the help of our Nursing Home Inspector tool http://www.carepathways.com/nhx.cfm that compares them side by side and in this manner can narrow your choices prior to making some visits of the top ones. Take along a nu . . .
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Simon, NJ Costs
Question I am trying to plan my LTC insurance needs and are trying to determine the costs for assisted living expenses in NJ. I realize that costs vary but some estimate of low to High would be helpful. Thanks
Answer It’s a broad range on the low end-$2000 and high end-$5000/month like any other variation in housing costs and note that some offer more services then others. Also some have more frills, whistles and bells etc. . . .
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Billie, OK info
Question Do you have info on the Christain care center in Wichita Falls. TX? Also if there is any funding to help handicapped hire help to be able to stay in their own home in addition to the provider service by DHS?
Answer I think this might be the one you are referring to below and looked up some info for you on it.General Information? Beds: 301 Residents: 206 Available: 95 Occupancy: 68% Accepts: BOTH Councils: BOTH Type of Ownership: Non profit - Corporation> Within- . . .
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Gay, MD Placing MY Mom
Question I found it very difficult to place my mom in a long care facility any medicare facility either looks run down and smells of urine . I have taken care of her for the past 3 yrs. but I`m wearing out no one else will help me and her son sold her house out fr . . .
Answer Almost all the homes are Medicaid/Medicare certified. I assume you mean Medicaid, since Medicare only covers very short-term and Medicaid is for long-term care once funds are exhausted. It’s really not a matter of this certification but rather to do . . .
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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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