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AskAware How to Stay Out of a Nursing Home

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AskAware How to Stay Out of a Nursing Home

#AskAware: How to Stay out of a Nursing Home

Today's guest host for the chat is Dr. David Fisher, Medical Director of Searstone Senior Living in Cary, NC and a physician with Doctors Making Housecalls, a medical home care practice in Raleigh, NC. 

This edition of #AskAware is inspired by Dr. Fisher's 2010 book, "How to Keep Mom (And Yourself) Out of a Nursing Home." In it, he reveals the common reasons people end up in a nursing home and what you can do to prevent this from happening to you. Find out more information in our recommended reading section.


Question One: You are a geriatrician. How does your evaluation of a patient differ from a general practitioner.

Question Two: What are the leading reasons people end up in a nursing home?

Question Three: What action steps from your book can people take to preserve their independence?

Question Four: Many older patients have very long lists of medications. How do you deal with this problem?

Question Five: When it is time for help in the home, how do you talk about it and what are some suggestions about paying for it?