Who is responsible for lost teeth in a nursing home?

Discussion in 'The Loafing Shed' started by snaffle, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. snaffle

    snaffle Guest

    Do any of you know the protocol for what happens with a resident in a nursing home looses their dentures?

    My mother in law is on medicare and lost her lower dentures at the nursing home.

    Who is responsible for the replacement bill?
     
  2. Buffy

    Buffy New Member

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    I would say the Nursing Home. She's in their care.

    (side note: I have some denture adhesive if she needs any ;))
     

  3. whoaboy

    whoaboy Senior Member

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    Typically the nursing home or hospital, though what anybody would want with them is beyond me and lots of times it is the patient's forgetting where they put them or accidently throwing them away or another resident getting them. (remember Alzheimers here, because why would anybody want anybody's teeth?) Yes, sometimes the staff accidently misplaces them or throws them away. They probably will wait a few days, week to see if they show up. Hopefully they have her name on them.
     
  4. snaffle

    snaffle Guest

    How do you put a name on teeth? ;)
     
  5. BUC

    BUC Administrator

    Mine came with my name on them :)
     
  6. DENNIS

    DENNIS New Member

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    The dentist office can do it for you
     
  7. Buffy

    Buffy New Member

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    TG! I was picturing someone writing their initials with a sharpie on their teeth :laugh: !
     
  8. Brilliance

    Brilliance New Member

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    It is the NH responsibilty to replace them, most often they get lost in the laundry or sent to the kitchen on a meal tray---Definately get her name put on on them.
     
  9. Horsemommy47

    Horsemommy47 New Member

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    Ditto....