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Book Recs for Nursing Home Book Club

I'm a social worker at a skilled nursing facility, and one of my residents has asked if we could start a book club. I'm trying to come up with a list of books that they can vote on to decide what we read first, and am looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by odayoday on May 15, 2014 - 16 answers

Suspended because of patient complaint: what now?

A young relative who recently started a job as a CNA at a nursing home has been suspended because of a patient complaint. She has no idea what the complaint was or who made it, nor can she recall any unusual incidents or patient interactions. The director of nursing told her she cannot give details at this time, but told her she is suspended and that she's to come in for a meeting on Friday at a specified time. What can she expect? (I'd like informed answers only. Please do not answer if you are merely speculating.)
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2014 - 11 answers

Recovering from a mistake in nursing

I'm a new RN but was terminated after I screwed up and verbally abused a patient. Help me figure out what's next. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2014 - 10 answers

Interacting with someone who has Alzheimer's and depression

I'm visiting my grandfather for the weekend at his nursing home and I'm frequently at a loss for what to say and do with him. He's always been a quiet, stoic guy, but compounding that is the fact that he has Alzheimer's, major depression, and he lost his wife (my grandmother) six weeks ago. If I ask him what he'd like to do or where he'd want to go, he has no idea. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Sep 13, 2013 - 24 answers

Help me find a non-sucky but affordable nursing home in NYC for my dad.

My dad is 78 and his body is breaking down due to a long bout with Parkinson's. He's been in a rehab facility for the last month and his time to stay there (that is covered by Medicare) is running out. He wants to go home, but he will need 24 hour care and I'm not sure that's a feasible option for many reasons I'd rather not go into (not the least of which is that "home" is a 4000 square foot loft with plenty of places to fall, which is a real danger with Parkinsons patients) He and I are not (nor have we ever been) particularly close, and I do not live in the area anymore, nor am I particularly inclined to go care for him myself (not that I would have the expertise anyway). I do want him to be somewhere that he can be cared for and comfortable, though. [more inside]
posted by softlord on Feb 12, 2013 - 6 answers

What are our choices in caring for an infirm uncle?

What alternatives exist to nursing home care for an almost senior citizen with severe epilepsy? Lots of details follow... [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Sep 14, 2012 - 7 answers

EMS and Police peeps: want to hear your thoughts and opinions!

For the EMS/medic/police/etc. group, a question - how do you cope with what you see on a daily basis? Does it wear on you, psychologically? Any other tips for someone looking at going into the EMS field? Tips for one looking into the police field, specifically women officers? [Bunch of long-winded questions inside! =P] [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat on Aug 14, 2012 - 16 answers

Paying for old age care long in advance?

Can I pay for assisted living/nursing home/whatever now so that I don't have to worry about being able to pay for it when I need it? And assorted related questions. [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on May 29, 2012 - 20 answers

Finding a nursing home in Cleveland

Is there an organization that can provide some guidance on choosing a nursing home? I'm interested in moving my father from the one he is in now. This is in Northeast Ohio. If I'm on my own, how do I go about finding and evaluating potential nursing homes? [more inside]
posted by stuart_s on May 18, 2011 - 5 answers

Income tax for nursing home resident on Medicaid?

Is a person exempt from income tax if he is living in a nursing home and on Medicaid? [more inside]
posted by leticia on Jan 19, 2011 - 13 answers

Is Abe Simpson really so hard to work with?

What is it really like to work in a nursing home / aged care facility? I sometimes think about working there or volunteering some time, but everybody says it's the most depressing thing in the world. Experiences please?
posted by KLF on Nov 27, 2010 - 15 answers

Assisted Living Director Directions

Help my SO achieve his dream of working in an assisted living facility! (Seriously.) [more inside]
posted by Work to Live on Oct 20, 2010 - 4 answers

Are employees protected by workplace harassment when the harassment is not an employee?

Are employees of nursing homes and group homes (nurses, management, counselors) protected under the realm of workplace harassment laws when the harassment is from the family members of the residents? [more inside]
posted by jasonspaceman on Jul 6, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me find a Brooklyn nursing home for my grandfather

Help me find a Brooklyn nursing home for my grandfather. (asking for a friend) [more inside]
posted by desjardins on May 7, 2010 - 4 answers

Nursing Home Hacks

What are some good nursing home/hospital hacks? [more inside]
posted by Thin Lizzy on Nov 5, 2009 - 21 answers

Which long-term care facility would you recommend in Halton Region?

Which long-term care facility would you recommend in Halton / Waterloo Region? [more inside]
posted by nothingsconstant on Apr 26, 2009 - 2 answers

Parent Filter: What can I do about this parent/child role reversal that is poisoning my mind and my life and how can I let this parent know that even though I love them dearly I will not continue to let them manipulate me and dump all of their responsibilities on to my plate???

Parent Filter: What can I do about this parent/child role reversal that is poisoning my mind and my life and how can I let this parent know that even though I love them dearly I will not continue to let them manipulate me and dump all of their responsibilities on to my plate??? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2009 - 21 answers

Nursing Home/ Hair Care Filter: How can I wash her hair without actually washing it?

Nursing Home/ Hair Care Filter: How can I wash her hair without actually washing it? Is it possible to help my bedridden mother keep her hair clean without washing it? [more inside]
posted by lrkuperman on Dec 12, 2008 - 15 answers

Holiday in a nursing home

My friends and I are going to take their children (under age 5) to a geriatric care facility to spread holiday cheer. [more inside]
posted by kamikazegopher on Dec 7, 2007 - 14 answers

Experience with dementia?

Advice on dealing with a relative with dementia? [more inside]
posted by justonegirl on Sep 28, 2005 - 20 answers

Getting dad out of a nursing home

Can a child remove a parent from a nursing home to live with the child if the parent's spouse (from remarriage) approved the nursing home placement? I've googled but am having trouble finding resources that aren't about nursing home abuse and neglect. [more inside]
posted by onlyconnect on Apr 19, 2005 - 9 answers

alternatives to/improvements on nursing home care in the NY/NJ/CT area for an elderly person with disabilities

I’m looking for alternatives to/improvements on nursing home care in the NY/NJ/CT area for an elderly person with disabilities. [+] [more inside]
posted by hilatron on Jan 12, 2005 - 1 answer

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