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Nursing is a profession within the health care sector focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life. Nurses may be differentiated from other health care providers by their approach to patient care, training, and scope of practice. Nurses practice in many specialties with differing levels of prescription authority. Many nurses provide care within the ordering scope of physicians, and this traditional role has shaped the public image of nurses as care providers. However, nurse practitioners are permitted by most jurisdictions to practice independently in a variety of settings. Since the postwar period, nurse education has undergone a process of diversification towards advanced and specialized credentials, and many of the traditional regulations and provider roles are changing.Nurses develop a plan of care, working collaboratively with physicians, therapists, the patient, the patient's family, and other team members that focuses on treating illness to improve quality of life. In the United Kingdom and the United States, advanced practice nurses, such as clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners, diagnose health problems and prescribe medications and other therapies, depending on individual state regulations. Nurses may help coordinate the patient care performed by other members of a multidisciplinary health care team such as therapists, medical practitioners, and dietitians. Nurses provide care both interdependently, for example, with physicians, and independently as nursing professionals.

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    VIC Backdating nursing home bills when a daily fees been agreed upon

    My dad recently was admitted into a nursing home. They agreed upon charging a daily fee in the intrum while services vic evaluated his assets. This took about 2 months, they chose to charge him the lowest daily fee for this time, and now when its come to light he has valuable assets and...
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    NSW Negotiating Basic Daily Fee @ Nursing Home

    This morning I was shocked to find out that Basic Daily Fee at Nursing Home is not the same as DAP. From myAgedCare, there's 2 pricing: Maximum Refundable Deposit Maximum Daily Payments Essentially these are just RAD and DAP. To find out Basic Daily Fee of $51.21 per day is quite...
  3. David Chang

    NSW Nursing Home RAD without Wills

    Dad's condition has deteriorate significantly in the nursing home; his eyes (glaucoma) is getting worst and he unable to sit up hence we have serious concern of him signing any wills. Mom has put most of her retirement money towards his RAD and when he dies, my understanding the money will go...
  4. David Chang

    NSW Nursing Home from Financial Perspective (Questions)

    Good morning, Just few questions that I hope all the professionals here can help; it's in relation to my dad's, which just got his ACAT assessment done last Thursday and the plan is to have him moved from the hospital (he is currently admitted) to the 63 days respite care. My dad is a new...
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    WA Nursing and the Law- Expert witness and your rights

    I'm just going to post a scenario based question relating to nursing and the law. In regards to being called as an expert witness, who can be the E.witness? Can you refuse? What information is the expert witness entitled to? The scenario is not 100% clear to me (may just be the wording)...
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    NSW Trying to keep grandfather permanently in nursing home

    Currently my grandfather has stage 1 dementia. He is in a nursing home having respite whilst my parents build a granny flat for my grandmother and grandfather to move into. He will be able to have home care etc. I have just learnt that my mother is trying to seek legal action to keep him in the...
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    VIC Department of Immigration Court Case - University Credit for Overseas Prior Learning?

    I have read recent case about Riaz vs DIBP (Department of Immigration and Border Protection), where Federal circuit court gave decision in favour of the applicant. My question is that if some get credit prior learning overseas/ Australia, can they proceed with 485 visa applications? As from the...
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    QLD Sell Father's House under Power of Attorney?

    My Dad is living in a Nursing Home. (Mum has passed away.) We (5 siblings) are discussing selling his house with all profit going to Dad's bank account. Will Dad need to declare his income from the bank interest he will earn? (ie will be need to put in a tax return?) Can all dealings with real...
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    QLD Nursing Home Fees and DHS (Human Services) Asset Test

    My mother has gone into a nursing home and her asset test shows her having around $300000 but she gave $220000 of that to my younger sister to buy a house which they would both live in. The Department Human Services (DHS) says that's a gift and still part of Mum's assets so the nursing home is...
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    TAS Parents Wills and Nursing Home Admission

    My sisters and I have recently found out that our Father was put into a Nursing Home in Tasmania approx two years ago.....there is a reason why we have not had face to face contact with him which I don't wish to put in full view of everyone. We also just found out that our Mother/Stepmother...