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nurse was posted 07/13/2015 11:32 pm by Anonymous
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I agree with others.... I never let my Mom stay in the hospital alone. Too many issues/mistakes. Everyone needs an advocate watching out for them. If you don't think you do, then it means you don't realize what is going on...

It will be expensive and not practical to have an RN there for 24hrs, in my opinion. But it depends on your purpose. If you want someone there to be talking with doctors, watching that her medicines are correct, making sure people don't touch your loved ones before washing their hands, and being an advocate, a nurse might be best. It would be most helpful for the day shift when the doctors are coming around. But if you want someone as a companion, for safety, to help with self-care, eating, getting to the bathroom etc... then a CNA might be fine, and actually more accustomed to helping with transfers and showers etc...



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