As we enter into a new decade, we boomers are facing new roles. We have been pulled in all directions with a love life, babies and a career. We saw ourselves as liberated women, capable of having it all. Now we face our own retirement options. Will we travel? Will we downsize? Will we write that novel that has been burning in our brains? Chances are that in dreaming of our own retirement plans we have missed allowing ourselves to come face to face with the growing reality that we may need to care for our own aging parents.
The incisions need to be cleaned daily with soap and water. Do not press hard onto the incisions. This could cause damage to the child and incisions. In most cases baby shampoo is used to clean the incisions. A sponge bath is usually required when incisions are not covered by any dressing.
It is recommended that you, a relative or friend arrange to visit your preferred care home to see what the facilities are like and whether they meet your needs. Below is a useful quick guide and checklist of things to consider when choosing a care home for yourself or a member of your family.
Very few people can afford a private CNA in their home. Be reasonable and crunch the numbers. Figure in 24 hour care (3 shifts at $15.00 per hour), medications, personal products, housing, three meals a day, electricity, activities, and several other odds and ends and the cost of home health aide will be staggering. If you cannot deal with your loved one being forced to wait a few minutes for help, then taking a second or third full time job might be the answer.
3)Food Drive- Considering the economic downturn food pantries may be low of food for the holidays. The food drive can be done anywhere, your local church, outside a grocery store (with permission), or at your school (with permission). Get a group of friends, co-workers, or church members together. The purpose to collects as many can foods or non-perishables as you can. Taking these items are Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, located on 3808 Tarheel Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609, phone number, 919-875-0707 or at the Raleigh Rescue Mission you can be involved in there annual food drives. They are located at 314 East Hargett Street, Raleigh,NC 27601, phone number, 919-828-9014.
Is it contagious? Yes, ringworm is contagious. Scratching the affected area can spread the ringworm to other parts of the body. Fungal spores will also cling to the finger tips and can be transmitted to other persons through direct skin contact. Tinea capitis (ringworm of the scalp) in particular, which is common among grade-school children, is very contagious.
The area of the incision may require limit activity. Some areas do not need to have limit movements. It depends on the location of the incision itself. The discharge summary often does not mention everything that is needed to take care of the incision.