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Below are previously submitted questions answered by Clare. They are sorted by date with the most recent first. There are many pages of Q&As so feel free to browse through them or use the search box above to find a specific topic.


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Mary, FL Care for my Twin Sister
Question Clare, In July of this year my sister was diagnoised with cancer of the brest. After being in the hospital, where a great amount of tests were ran, it was discovered that she had cancer in most of her body including the bone and bone marrow. She is on o . . .
Answer I might try to locate a Hospice facility in your area for inpatient care. Use this link on our site to research possible facilties to consider. http://www.carepathways.com/ALZr.cfm . . .
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Lonnie, NJ Comparison of Adult Care Facilities
Question I am interested in examining a current review/comparison of facilities that provide care for dementia patients. My mom is currently staying at an adult continual living facility that is not qualified to meet her needs. Could you pplease tell me of a web . . .
Answer Lonnie, Most skilled care faculties(nursing homes) provide dementia care and have an area or wing designed to care for these folks. I don’t know of such a directory specific to only dementia care although there are facilities that are focused only . . .
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Evelyn, SC ajusting to a nursing home
Question my husband had a brain stroke 4years ago. i have cared for him at home with the help of a nurse 4 hours a day. i have no insurance for me and the past week i have had a light heart attach which is stressed related. my husband cant do any thing for hinself . . .
Answer Evelyn, I sympathize with the difficult decision that you are faced with. Caring for him for the past 4 years I’m sure has been an incredibly difficult job. However now it sounds as though this full time caregiver job is taking a serious toll on yo . . .
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tom, MA Mom forgets but doesn`t admit
Question Hi Clare, My mom (71 years old)forgets constantly and about the same thing over and over. She has been told 2 years ago that she had short term memory loss after a fall. The memory loss was coming on before that however. She refuses to go to the doctors . . .
Answer Tom, Souns like a very diffuicult situation. I would tap in to some local resources available to you, one being you local Area on Aging that you can look up here...try this link. http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov/agingsites/ma.html another option is to contact loc . . .
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Lauren, TN TAKING CHARGE OF LEGAL DECISIONS FOR INCOMPETENT E
Question MY NAME IS LAUREN BYRAM AND I AM A STUDENT AT CUMBERLAND COLLEGE, IN WILLIAMSBURG, KY. IN MY PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CLASS WE WERE GIVEN SCENARIOES TO RESEARCH. IN THE CASE OF AN ELDERLY WOMAN THAT IS CONFUSED AND VERY WEAK, WHAT STEPS SHOULD HER . . .
Answer Lauren, Research on age-related driving concerns has shown that at around the age of 65 drivers face an increased risk of being involved in a vehicle crash. After the age of 75, the risk of driver fatality increases sharply, because older drivers are mor . . .
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Saundra, PA Personal Hygiene at Nursing Home
Question My mother is in a nursing facility. I learned recently that it is standard procedure for patients who the staff feels can take reasonably good care of themselves to bathe in their rooms six days a week. The rooms only have a sink, no tub or shower. Patien . . .
Answer Saundra, Have you discussed your concerns with DON at facility and requested that she have more weekly showers/baths? I understand your concerns about your mother’s hygiene and suggest contacting your long-term care ombudsman to discuss further and . . .
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Patricia, FL Care of aging inlaws
Question My in laws do not require medical help or treatment but need help with food preparation and help getting up and down in chairs and using the bathroom. Do I look for a facility labeled alternative living? I am confused as to what arrangements are available . . .
Answer Dear Patricia, I suggest looking in to hiring a home care assistant either privately or through an agency in order to allow them to remain at home if possible. Read this article explaining further "Should I Hire In-Home Help Privately or Through an Agenc . . .
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Frances, SC Re: Change of placement-Reply
Question Thanks for your assistance. I had been in contact with the social worker, friends and relatives. They were able to find a less expensive private pay residential care facility in a nearby rural area. My Aunt was transferred 11/19. She is doing well and see . . .
Answer frances, I sincerely hope your Aunt is happy in her new home and glad you were able to find such a homey atmosphere for her. She is lucky to have somebody that cares about her like you do. . . .
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Frances, SC Change of placement
Question What is the most efficient and effective process to do a change of placement from assisted living to skilled nursing care? Deadline is Nov. 28. My 88 year old aunt no longer meets the criteria for assisted living. Her physical condition(osteoartritis, in . . .
Answer Sorry you have been having so much trouble. Have you asked the social worker at the Assisted living Home that she is currently in for assistance? A possible option you may have to consider is to have her admitted as private pay and change over to Medicaid . . .
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April, WV Thank You : )~
Question Hello, good evening. Allow me to refresh your memory, I was the girl who sent you an email asking for your opinion on home care vs. nursing home care for my research paper, hopefully you remembered. Well I just wanted to thank you so much for replying bac . . .
Answer You are welcome and glad I could help. Good luck with school. . . .
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