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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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Mark, NJ Grandmother
Question Grannie was in assisted living, had bowel blockage vertiulitous? 97, risky, after op was on ventilator,after one week of no response, I painfully ordered it removed knowing it was her wish. All med staff said she would not make it. Woke up and chatted up . . .
Answer Hi Mark, I can see why you are mentally drained. You can arrange for hospice Nurses to come in to home and care for your grandmother with Doctor’s orders and if meet their eligibility requirements such as she requires end-stage care. Talk to her Dr . . .
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maureen, MA locating a good nursing home
Question do you have any information on a quality nursing home in the springfield, mass. area. my mother suffered a stroke. affected left side, has movement but needs assistance with walker/cane. can move in wheelchair.. needs assistance with dressing, bathing and . . .
Answer Maureen. I suggest using our "Nursing Home Inspector" tool http://www.carepathways.com/nhx.cfm to screen Nursing Homes in your area to identify ones that have better state inspection reports currently and historically. Then I would contact the top few yo . . .
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willard, MI requesting info on how to start home care agency
Question hello clare i am requesting info on how to start a home care agency. with your years of experience in home care, will you share some of your wealth of info with me. thanking your in advance willard bradley
Answer Willard, Each state has it’s own specifc requirements for licensure. In stse of Michigan your contact info is James K. Haveman, Jr., Director Department of Community Health Lewis Cass Building, Sixth Floor 320 South Walnut Street Lansing, MI 48913 . . .
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danielle, CT TIPS TO KEEP THE PATIENT OR RESIDENT SAFE
Question CAN YOU SEND ME A LIST OF WAYS TO KEEP THE PATIENT SAFE WHILE IN THE NURSING HOME. THANK YOU
Answer Yes please refer to my article on "Monitoring Care in Nursing Homes" for some suggestions. http://www.carepathways.com/cto13.cfm . . .
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Arthur, FL Update
Question Clare: You were helpful in helping me find a place for myself and my wife, Mary, in Florida. I wanted to send you an update but the email address I used for you earlier rejected the message. Are you still there? Would you be interested in the update? Rega . . .
Answer Yes would love to hear from you and will send another e-mail address to you. Thank you for writing. . . .
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Charlene, MS Personal Care Home
Question Is it legal for a personal care home to have unlicensed aides hand out meds and is it okay to have an Alzheimer unit in your personal care home facility? Also, is okay to have outside parties, such as Rotary and The Pilot to have their meetings held there . . .
Answer I suggest discussing these concerns with your local ombudsman who can explore further and investigate as appropriate. http://www.nursinghomeaction.com/static_pages/ombudsmen_list.cfm#Minnesota . . .
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susan, IL starting busness
Question Clare I am relocating to Paradise, CA in May of this year. I would like to start a busness where people in nursing homes who had no family in area I could visit, read to, etc. The payer would be the family. I would visit as often as necessary. I don`t wan . . .
Answer It sounds like a wonderful idea that many families might find an invaluable service. As with any business need to check with your state about licensure and set up business structure etc. . . .
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Susan, MI Mother`s Nutrition
Question Hello, My 83 year old mother lives in an independent senior apt. complex. Meals-on-wheels are served M-F in the dining room. The problem is that my mother has difficulty walking so she is opting out of going to the noon meal since she would have to take . . .
Answer Yes I beleive that the MOW program would deliver to her apt. Look up which organizations in your area available at this link on our site. http://www.carepathways.com/MGDPx.cfm . . .
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Muriah, FL Assisted Care
Question My mother has lived in an assisted living retirement home for the past five years successfully. Over the past year she has had additional care and is slowing slipping in the stage three dementia. We need to find a caregiver who can spend more time with he . . .
Answer This can be a challenging task to find the right caregiver. Read my article that offers some tips on this subject. http://www.carepathways.com/cto2.cfm . . .
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Staci, FL Home care
Question My parents live in Bointon Beach, FLA. My Dad (76) has Parkensons`s and has broken his hip twice in the last 6 months. My mom is extremely depressed and can barely care for him as she is always in pain from her back and shoulder. She refuses to see a doct . . .
Answer Hi Staci, I might suggest hiring a Care Manager to help your parents getting the assistance that they seem to require. It is very difficult to make such arrangements long-distance and without their cooperation. A professional with experience may have bet . . .
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