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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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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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shelly, NE i`m trying to help someone
Question can i move a care facility client from one home in nevada to a care facility in neb. by car?? does she need to give a 30 day notice where she`s at now?-- how do i get her into regency care center in neb.? she`s not old------- 56 yrs., bedridden , alone, a . . .
Answer Shelly, It might be a good idea to check with the current facility that she is at to answer these questions about notice, travel and relocating. Talk with the social or discharge planner to ask what palns need to be made. . . .
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Charlotte, OH senior center
Question Clare, can you help me? I am trying to open a of senior center/adult care center. Can you give me any ideas as far as different needs of the elderly. I have visited different centers and looked over their literature, but I seem to feel, there just has to . . .
Answer Charlotte, The main needs of adult day care focus on social and health needs. A unique feature of one particular adult day care that I spent some time in would have local school or day care children visit regularly. (so many days every week) The older ad . . .
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Madeline, MN Unhappiness
Question My father feels well enough to live in his own apartment with home-based services to meet his basic needs. We, his children, do not agree and neither do the staff at his current Assisted Living care facility. How can we address his recurrent complaints an . . .
Answer It might be helpful to have him talk with another person outside of facility that he trusts or values their opinion that is not family possibly even a health professional such as his doctor. If living at home is not a realistic option, it may be that he r . . .
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tom, OK information
Question I am needing to find out if which facility to place a family member..trying to find information. Does a assisted care facitiy have a nurse lpn or rn on duty at all times? If my mother needs a nurse and one is not on duty at all times what is her options . . .
Answer I have found that most Assisted Living Facilities do have a Nurse or staff member oncall to handle emergencies or at least make appropriate contact with proper health professionals. Try our assessment tool that addresses helping you determine which type o . . .
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