I need help:
1. Is asking a son not to visit one day because his mother is unwell lawful or unlawful?
2. Is offering only one choice of seeing his mother at lunch time every weekeng lawful or unlawful?
3. Is locking all residents in their room after lunch every day to allow the carers tidy up lawful or unlawful?
4. Is frequently tying a boisterous resident to a chair during mealtimes lawful or unlawful?
5. Is restraining a resident to give her a life saving injection lawful or unlawful?

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Trust me these are the answers to the frustrating Careshield question I know EVERYONE gets stuck on for hours!!!
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If you have a beef, call the ombudsman for help. Much better results (and cheaper) than calling an attorney.
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Jeannegibbs et al This is a moronic online training course produced by Voyage Care and love her she is trying to cheat. We are stuck on it too, might have to ask the manager and see if she knows??
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What country?
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hi all i m working in home care and i am doing my training online, i stuck with this questions. It is all about deprivation of liberty. i cant find the answers. Any help thanks.
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kamila, I just read your profile. Your loved one is in a nursing home, and has dementia. Is that correct? Is she in a locked unit for memory care?
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Ah, this is a facility! Details are always a good thing!

By whose report are these things occurring?

If the reporter is a resident, and the resident has dementia, try to get independent verification that these events are actually occurring.

If verified, the resident's family needs to have a sitdown with the administrators and get clarification about what kind of care their loved one is getting.
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1. Lawful but not easily or indefinitely enforceable without judicial orders.
2. Lawful but not impressive.
3. Unless either this NH has somehow acquired legal orders for every single resident or you don't literally mean *locking* them in their rooms, unlawful.
4. Unlawful without the appropriate approvals for a deprivation of liberty.
5. Lawful - or at least legally defensible - but only on all sorts of conditions.

So what's all this about continued refusal to allow a son to visit his mother? What's the problem, and what do you aim to do about it?
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I agree that more details would result in more helpful answers.

I can tell you this: using physical restraints on patients in a nursing home (like tying them to a chair) requires a physician's order, must be for the safety of the patient, and cannot be for the facility's convenience.

I don't think there is any law about how many meal choices nh residents are given. If residents need special diets on a doctor's order that must be provided every day of the week.

I would be very concerned about locking all residents in -- what are the facility's plans in case of an emergency that required immediate evacuation? Are you talking about individual rooms, or a locked unit such as provided for dementia patients who wander?

What kind of facility is this?
Does the resident have a detailed health care directive that specifies whether life-saving measures should be taken in an emergency?
Has the resident appointed an agent (medical POA) to act in his or her behalf in situations where the resident can't make his or her wishes known?
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Whose 'liberty' are we talking about, son's or mother's?

Is the mom competent to make her wishes known?

Whose care is the mom in?

Is the visitor agitating to the mother?

If the mother is unwell, is the son willing to participate in cleaning up the results of the unwellness (diapers, vomit, other bodily fluids)?

Clarify the issues and you'll get better answers.
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