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Virginia, AZ Care Homes
Question I am interested in starting an assisted living facility in Arizona. I am getting my RN BSN this year, so I have a good preliminary knowledge base in this area. I am in the preliminary stages of my business research. I yet have to attend a provider relatio . . .
Answer Contact your state agency for details and yes can have both private and Medicaid funding.ARIZONA - Arizona Assisted Living Federation of America (Arizona-ALFA) 1913 E Libra Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283 For additional information, please contact: President: . . .
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michele, PA geri-psych hospitalization
Question mom has middle stage alzheimers. recently moved to another nh that was better run, less chaotic cleaner, etc...smaller. it is also more quiet. at old nh mom had less and less combativeness, she was smiling and interacting w/staff and residents better but . . .
Answer I suggest trying to locate another care facility which specializes in ONLY Alzheimer’s care. They are growing in popularity due to great demand for this type of care. Also many nursing homes have a special unit dedicated to Alzheimer’s care wh . . .
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Becky, NE state regs?
Question Dear Clare, My grandmother has been living in an assisted living facility for nearly a year now. she loves it and has been in fairly good health. recently though she has been falling for some unknown reason. we are having her tested, but so far nothing h . . .
Answer Yes of course the family should be notified. Contact your local ombudman for more specific info Cindy Kadavy State LTC Ombudsman Division of Aging Services P.O. Box 95044 Lincoln, NE 68509-5044 Tel: (402)471-2307 Fax: (402)471-4619 website:http://ww . . .
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Sue, IL Credentials
Question Dear Clare: I am aware of a nursing home that has had violations for their lack of supervision and care and have recently learned that at least one member of their staff doesn`t even possess a high school diploma (she probably lied on her app). Are there . . .
Answer I sugest consulting with you long-term care ombudsman Sally Petrone State LTC Ombudsman Illinois Department on Aging 421 East Capitol Avenue Suite 100 Springfield, IL 62701-1789 Tel: (217)785-3143 Fax: (217)524-9644 . . .
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Randy, CA 24 hr home care
Question Hi Clare...my father has a brain tumor (gleoblastoma). He had the surgery ten months ago. The doctor`s gave him a year to fifteen months. He`s through with radiation and chemo treatments. Last MRI taken (two weeks ago) showed no tumor progression. He`s 85 . . .
Answer I’m very sorry about your father’s illness. I might suggest contacting local social serives dept to inquire about assistance through Medical or other funding resources locally for homecare help. When the time is appropriate Hospice care at hom . . .
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Roz, MA Getting additional Nursing help
Question Hi! My mother-in-law, Helen, is 92 years old. She lives in an Assisted living facility, she has severe emphysema and COPD, she is Oxygen dependent and she is mentally very "sharp". She has help with the aides in her facility, and nursing care 2x/week thro . . .
Answer I might try asking the aides that are affiliated with VNA if they are interested in some extra work hours or if thet know someone who is. Word of mouth is usually most effective. You could also contact a private home care agency and set upon arrangement f . . .
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Louise, AL remote monitors, are they practical?
Question MY mom is 77 years old. She can still ambulate, but she lives alone. She is walking slower and uses a cane when we insist. Will not use it if we don`t DEMANDS she use it. She insist on going back to her house when we keep her overnight. She is a non compl . . .
Answer They can be of help for personal safety reasons and to offer some piece of mind. . . .
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Yvonne, MD Starting Nursing Home Placement Process
Question My sister and I wanted to maintain our mom in her own home setting.Now 94,(until recently a young 90ish woman)though blind,we are unable to get 24 hours care at home. She is receiving 12 hrs/7days. For her safety she will need nursing home care.She only h . . .
Answer I would start researching possible options using our Nursing Home Inspector tool (see home page on our website)which includes ONLY Medicare/Medicaid homes. Use this tool to narrow down your choices specifically in Queens area and then can make a few visit . . .
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Kathryn, NH nursing home bed vacancy search
Question Do you know of any services, besides Facility Match (carepathways.com) that can find an available bed? We have just 30 days to find a nursing home for my 90-year-old father-in-law, who is totally bed-ridden but who does not take any meds and does not requ . . .
Answer Yes, Use Carepathways.com Nursing Home Inspector tool to narrow search down to a few then contact for bed availability. Then once determine vacancy can make a few visits. . . .
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Jeanette, OH Nursing staff
Question My father is 83 and has been in a nursing home since Nov. 2002. He has mild parkinsons, depression with a tendency to bipolar. He has frequent episodes of falling due to dizziness sometimes attributed to hypotension. He requires close supervision when up . . .
Answer It might be time to schedule a meeting with the DON to voice your concerns and get everything out in the open. Another option is to contact your local onbudsman who has the specific role to act on the behalf of nursing home residents which you can look up . . .
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