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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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darlene, MD skilled care facilities
Question I am looking for a skilled care facility for my mother for after her hip replacement. Is there a way to find a ranking for the top facilities in my area - according to this particular need. Thanks
Answer We have a great Nursing Home Inspector tool that ranks the skilled nursing homes in your area of choice. Click here http://www.carepathways.com/nhx.cfm (NOTE skilled care facilities and nursing homes are essentially the same.) . . .
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Raye, MD talking with aging parents
Question I have a dear friend who has cared for her aging mother for close to 15 years in her home. The mother is 88, and continues to put terrible guilt trips on my friend everytime she brings the subject up of relocating to a facilty. I have gone thru the ups an . . .
Answer She is fortunate to have a dear friend that expresses such concern. I wrote a couple of articles along this subject not long ago that may offer some tips. http://www.carepathways.com/cto3.cfm http://www.carepathways.com/cto12.cfm . . .
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Sandra, NJ Bed Sore
Question My mother has a bed sore she is in pain The dr gave medication and I just bought a sheep skin cover for the chair My question is will the bed sore heal is there anthing else I can do. Sandra
Answer Yes, Ask her doctor about actually treating this bedsore as many options available. Also consider using other forms of pressure relief and read this article for some tips. http://www.carepathways.com/cto15.cfmBedSores... Persistent Attention is Key to Hea . . .
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Martha, FL finding a nursing home
Question My 94 year old uncle was widowed within the past year. He has been living alone with help coming in 4 hours a day. He suffers from prostate cancer and has catheter. He recently told me that he wants to move into a nursing home or assisted living facility. . . .
Answer I might start by using our Nursing Home inspector tool to do some preliminary research as can help narrow the search down to a few homes with history of better inspection reports. . . .
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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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