How to Keep Your Loved One Safe in a Nursing Home: A Quick Reference Guide

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Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, 2003 - Medical - 106 pages
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Learn what to look for when choosing a nursing home, how to communicate with the attending physician, key points when monitoring care, and which questions to ask along the way. Be the vital link to overseeing quality care for a relative involving dozens of professionals to whom access is often difficult and where frustration can be a daily occurrence. Ongoing oversight, constructive comments, and appropriate interventions can make a dramatic improvement in the care a loved one receives.
 

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Contents

Dedication
1
Who Controls What in a Nursing Home
11
Physical and MedicationRelated
25
How to Monitor Care and Encourage Good Teamwork
35
Can an Attorney Ever Help? Guidelines and Expectations
45
Fifty Most Commonly Asked Questions about Nursing Homes
53
A Resident Rights Under OBRA 1987
79
Glossary of Nursing Home Terms
97
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