Choosing a Good Nursing Home

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Xulon Press, 2009 - Education - 172 pages
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Are you and your family faced with the decision of placing your loved one in a nursing home? The choice may be one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. In Choosing a Good Nursing Home, Sherri L. Mitchell offers valuable insight in understanding the questions to ask to properly explore which nursing home can best meet the needs of your loved one. Choosing a Good Nursing Home enables you to see the facility from a different vantage point. It moves beyond the surface appearance of the home and looks at the areas that will aid you in making a knowledgeable decision. The book covers topics from what to look for in the initial tour of the facility, to knowing what questions to ask if your loved one has dementia, is in need of therapy, has weight loss problems or has pressure ulcers (bedsores). Choosing a Good Nursing Home allows you to make a more informed decision as to where to place your loved one, whether the stay will be for short-term rehabilitation or permanent placement. Sherri L. Mitchell began her career in nursing home administration after her grandmother received poor care in a nursing home. She subsequently became a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (L.N.H.A.) in the state of Illinois. She couples her previous experience as a granddaughter (of a nursing home resident) with her experience as an administrator to give you the needed perspective to assist you in selecting a good nursing home. Mitchell resides in Chicago, Illinois with her husband of eleven years. Visit her website at choosingagoodnursinghome.com
 

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Contents

THE INITIAL TOUR
15
NURSING HOME INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS
37
WHAT ABOUT THERAPY?
51
GIVE ME THE BREAKDOWN ON SKIN BEDSORES
65
DOES YOUR LOVED ONE WANDER?
83
HOW DOES THE FACILITY DEAL WITH WEIGHT LOSS?
95
WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE LAST
115
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