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ireneoJan 25, 2013
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This is a bit difficult to describe so please bear with me. My mother has some personality issues, has always been co...
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There are a few things to consider when visiting a severely debilitated friend or relative in a nursing home. (1) ...
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I have been involved in teaching the computer to disabled and elderly seniors. Computers are available in many nurs...
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Both Medicaid and Medicare patients are entitled to physical therapy. Medicaid limits this to 25 visits per year. Me...
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The problem of incontinence.
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ireneoNov 14, 2012
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By Traveller50 Blank
Is it ok for a Mentally Handicapped man in his 20s to wear shorts during the summer, if he is not potty trained? Me...
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caregiver222Nov 11, 2012
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Why do I suddenly see prisms which come suddenly and go suddenly
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By Rimi30 Blank
Hi My mother-in-law has been diagonised with CBGD. My father-in-law is taking care of her right now. She is mroe o...
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caregiver222Oct 15, 2012
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By ireneo Blank
It's been a difficult 4+ years since my Dad died and we've been trying to take care of my mom (now 84). She's always ...
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ireneoOct 08, 2012
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My boyfriend suffers from multiple health issues causing severe chronic pain to include migraines from multiple concu...
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ireneoOct 03, 2012
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By caregiver222 Blank
A nice gift for someone in a nursing home, either on a temporary basis (for rehab) or permanently, is a small metal l...
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caregiver222Oct 02, 2012
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By caregiver222 Blank
When an elderly person is in a subsidized elderly "project", and either dies or ends up in a nursing home the "landlo...
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caregiver222Sep 24, 2012
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My dad just had surgery for a broken tibia/fibula and he can't put any weight on it for the next month. He is suppos...
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caregiver222Sep 14, 2012
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The PEG stands for percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy. A surgically emplaced feeding tube. My little one had one empl...
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I will try to keep this as short as possible... Then answer whatever is asked of me thereafter. Long story short,...
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I've a freind who is experincing extreme lose of energy. I mean very weak after walking about 10 ft. and is bloted in...
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I have been involved with a number of very elderly stroke-disabled patients and have found that the hospitals are not...
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By caregiver222 Blank
Here is an image. They can be cut with scissors and placed around the patient's bed and toilet.
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If you are supervising for or caring for an elderly person, one of the most common "emergencies" is vasovagal faintin...
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my mother in law has fallen backwards three times in three months ...luckily no serious injury... but concerned as to...
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