Do Nursing homes pay for TB & Physicals before you can start work?
I will be applying for jobs in Nursing Homes as a CNA (just passed exam) & I see that they all require TB test and Physicals. Has anyone had the Nursing Home pay for these?
Question answered by monique
At the nursing home I worked at, they did the TB there. Some may also provide physicals. Each nursing home corporation is different though, and you would need to check with the nursing home itself. If in the U.S., your local health departments do offer TB testing at low cost.
How do nursing homes use the empowerment approach to meet individual needs?
OCR Unit10 Health and social care!
can anyone help me by providing a few examples of how nursing homes staff help meet individual needs by using the empowerment approach to health?
i can only think of one so far, eg, a female patient can decide to see a female doctor rather than a male doctor.
Question answered by PattyAnn
I'm not sure if this is what you mean.
At the nursing home where I volunteer, people no longer have to adhere to a certain meal time to be fed. They have a choice of sleeping later if they wish, or getting up earlier and fixing something for themselves. They love that.
They are no longer pushed to going to medical appointments outside the facility, if they choose not to. There are just times they prefer to let nature take its course.
The concept of rooms, rooms and more rooms, is gradually being taken over by the "home" approach. People who are able want to do for themselves, and the home concept puts four or five rooms together in a little pod, with a kitchen in the center. We are converting to that concept at this point, and the part that is finished is just wonderful. They don't have to go to bed at an appointed time. If they want to sit in their kitchen and play cards or just chat, they can.
We have a long way to go to make nursing homes a real living space, but I think we are on the right road.
In the end the "home" approach requires less staff because folks enjoy helping themselves when allowed.
What are some good guitar songs to play at nursing homes?
I'm a nursing student and am noticing more and more that elderly patients in nursing homes are miserable. They don't have enough stimulation and watching T.V doesn't count to me! I want to play some songs for them so they can sing along but I have no idea where to start other than asking them. Help me out please!
Question answered by baxterville
As silly as it sounds, all of the seniors at my father's nursing home loved singing along to "You Are My Sunshine" when anyone played it on guitar or piano. Mitch Miller's "Heart of my Heart" also had them singing along. "Do Re Mi" was also a hit, since they knew it from before "The Sound of Music." Patsy Cline's "Crazy", "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and anything by the Andrews Sisters seemed to evoke lots of smiles and wheelchair dancing, as well. Here are a couple video clips:
I'm not sure how well they'll all translate to guitar, but damn you're a great person! The world needs more nurses like you! On behalf of anyone who's had to admit a loved one to a nursing home, thank you!
what Nursing homes in Los angeles would you suggest anything not expencive or free?
Hi. My friend just woke up from coma and he can't eat or drink himself so he needs a nursing home and he is still in hospital. He doesn't have insurance. What would you suggest? Do you know any free nursing homes?
Question answered by maliboo_girl
There are no free nursing homes, although he may qualify for Medicaid or something that will help pay for a nursing home. The best thing to do is to speak to the hospital social worker where he is staying for suggestions of appropriate facilities, there are all different levels of facilities. You may have to stay on them, sometimes they aren't very quick, and you need the info quickly. Since they aren't supposed to release patients who need continuing medical care on to the street, they should help find a facility, but some do not, sometimes it may be a mistake, sometimes it is likely done on purpose just to get them out of the hospital since they cost so much to take care of. (Even if one has insurance, sometimes the contract allows the hospital to be paid $X amount, then over the amount, they do not receive anymore money but must continue the care.) It is important that he goes to a facility, not home where a family member may or may not be able to care for him, because it will be more difficult to get him into a facility from home compared to from the hospital.
Nursing homes are generally very expensive, at least $3000 to $8000 a month depending on level of care (fancy facilities are up to about $12,000 a month in LA!). The national average is something like $6000 a month for actual nursing home level of care, one person, double occupancy. But your friend should be covered by Medicaid or some other government program.
There is a website that compares local nursing homes, very detailed, the number of issues, citations, etc. I can't remember what it is, I believe it's a government site, but the social worker should be able to tell you, or you could find it by searching with Google. You might also be able to find the website, and more info, here: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/hfd/
What are some nursing home gift ideas to give to the elderly?
I love to help out at the nursing homes and I was wondering if anyone knew some ideal gifts or entertainment to give to the elderly?
Question answered by ♥♫ Mysti ♫♥
That is great that you help those in nursing homes! I'm sure they appreciate you!
Here are a few gift ideas:
Stationery, note cards, note books, assorted greeting cards, writing supplies, postage stamps, address book, magnifying glass..
Magazines, books or puzzle/word search books in large print size..
Grooming aids such as brushes or combs, nice smelling shampoos and hair conditioners, lip balms, moisturizers, hand lotions, powder, etc.
Fleece blanket throws for the colder months.
Paint-by-number art sets.
Large size/small count jigsaw puzzles.
Blank page drawing books and markers or color pens/pencils.
How do lots of college students get jobs in nursing homes?
i know a few people/students who have jobs in the nursing homes around my way but they have no degree in nursing or don't have any kind of experience. how is this possible? what can i do to obtain a job there?
Question answered by .A.
You don't need a degree to work at a nursing home. A lot of them require a nursing assistant certificate which takes few weeks or months to complete. Some don't even care if you have NA certificate because they are just desperate for workers.
First, ask the people you know if their facilities have any openings. Then start calling nursing homes. Just be super enthusiastic, professional, willing to learn, and convince them that you are a hard worker and you will get a job. Nursing homes are one of the easiest places to get a job.
PS- If you are going to go into nursing homes to ask for a job, dress appropriately. When I was filling out my application, I was dressed very professionally and I got an interview on the spot. They called me the next day to tell me that I got the job. I had no previous experience.
Are there private nursing homes in the Philippines?
I know that in the Philippines, placing your elderly in a nursing home is taboo. Their family is expected to take care of them when they reach that age. But if you have no time, knowledge or experience on how to properly care for an elderly with special needs, are there private nursing homes in the Philippines who can offer such services and where?
Question answered by ♥♥♥Y♡Ʊ Ɠ♡ ƓĪŔĿ♥♥♥
Oh I'm pretty sure there are nursing home everywhere..type in Philippines nursing homes in the yahoo search bar and you will see lots of listings..good luck..=)
What type of people work at nursing homes?
Me and my friend have a project to do in health class and we are making our own nursing homes. I need help, because we need to do an organization chart and I don't know what type of people work there. Can some one please help me? It is due today but I'm at home sick so I need it by today. Please and Thank you.
Sorry when I mean type of people, I mean staff positions. Ops sorry guys.
Question answered by rawr <3
Certified Nursing Assistants.
Director of Nursing.
Physical Therapy Assistants.
There's several people hired in each position listed as well, except for like the Administrator and Director of Nursing. There's only one of each of those. Those are the bosses. Restorative Aides are certified nursing assistants, but with some extra training. They help physical therapy by walking the residents and doing range of motion, when the nursing home isn't short-staffed on the nursing assistants. When short, the restorative aides work as nursing assistants instead. Not every nursing home has those.
Annddd...I think I'm missing a staff position, but I'm not sure. I think I got most of them, though.
What songs should I play on my violin in nursing homes?
I'm an advanced violinist, I've been playing for about 9 years now. Recently I was asked to do some volunteer work playing in nursing homes, and would very much like to do so! However, I've been having some trouble picking selections to play... I figured tunes that are on the simpler side would be better, and so far I've gathered Canon in D, Salut d'Amor (Elgar), and Bach's Sonata and Partita no. 3 for violin. Can anyone make suggestions of other songs within the same range of difficulty? Suggestions for entire song books would be excellent, also suggestions of any sort of gospel songs or music from older movies (arranged for violin) would be lovely as well. All of my playing would be unaccompanied, so nothing that would sound to empty without accompaniment.
Question answered by loryntoo
O, Dem Golden Slippers
My Old Kentucky Home
The House of the Rising Sun
The Ashokan Farewell
The Skye Boat Song
Love Me Tender
How Great Thou Art
Why these? All except the Ashokan Farewell and Love Me Tender are older than the people in the nursing home and familiar to them The Ashokan Farewell is just haunting. Love Me Tender was a very popular Elvis tune in the 1950s and a lot of romantic couples would remember it.
It's good to sprinkle a program with classical numbers, but you also want to get them involved and trigger their memories by giving them the familiar. If you can get even person singing the words, you've connected and done what you should be doing--entertaining your audience.
What are the issues going on in nursing homes today?
What are the most popular controversies going on in nursing homes today?
I have to write an essay about a project my grade has to do in order to graduate. In this project we're suppose to either volunteer or intern somewhere. I volunteer at a nursing home and my english teacher want me to write an essay about something going on in nursing homes.
Can anyone give me a good topic?
Question answered by MiK
Generally, a nursing home is a setting where the elderly and/or disabled receive the care they require with their daily living needs. Staff are genuinely caring but often overworked due to a lack of governmental funding. Hence, the nursing home and its staff receive negative feedback when the problem does not lie with them at all.
This is the main reason that makes people to hire a caregiver (http://www.choiceeldercare.org/caregivers/) to get personal care at home instead of go to nursing home
Hope this help