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How can a nursing home admit a patient who is un reponsive and the wife does not have a signed power of attn nor health surrogate form?

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I believe she would have to get some form of legal permission, but that shouldn't be too awfully hard. The doctor might possibly write a recommendation.

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Rick - i dont have an answer although that's what i'm looking for. It seems as if AOL/HP doesn't want us to make comments when it goes against them. Reminds me of the Crimean vote where you can vote only YES.

Cost of a nursing home

Sometimes a nursing home isn't always the final answer, there are also independent living retirement communities that have assistance always nearby while allowing the tenant to maintain a very independent and social lifestyle. It's almost more like an apartment, but with medical staff on site.

Community nursing is indeed a filed not many ...

No question asked here. Yes, many fields of nursing are needed in order to get the entire job done. Community nursing is one. KUDOS to your cousin. Now, you need to become a nurse and fulfill one of the many highly needed positions that are available.