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Adult Day Care Services (Overview)

Adult day care services provide social and health programs to adults who need supervised care in a safe place outside the home during the day. The adults may suffer from health issues such as dementia that make it difficult for them to care for themselves.


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I need a list of all adult day care centers safety features?

I need a list of all adult day care centers safety features?

Local DSS: Your local department of social services will have a complete list of regulations and features that an adult daycare should possess. You can also investigate if the ones you're looking at have been cited, and for what. The state dept of social services will also possess such a list of regulations, though they do not do the inspections themselves. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Schneider
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Adult Day Care Services (Overview)

Adult day care services provide social and health programs to adults who need supervised care in a safe place outside the home during the day. The adults may suffer from health issues such as dementia that make it difficult for them to care for themselves.


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What are some alternative to day care?

What are some alternative to day care?

Stay home: Is one. Nanny/opere/private sitter are all alternative options to daycare. Many parents have relatives that also can watch their children, ;grandparents, aunts, close friends. Some parents arrange to work different shifts so that one parent is always home with the kids. These are some options. Hopefully you will find the best one for you. ...Read more

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Would working at a day care center relieve stress?

Would working at a day care center relieve stress?

Not for many: Many people find this type of work inherently stressful. However, it might be nirvana for some. ...Read more

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Is my child at higher risk for giardiasis at day care?

Is my child at higher risk for giardiasis at day care?

Somewhat: At a given time one or more infants can have minimal symptoms of giardia & be in a day care center. Poor technique may lead to contamination of a variety of surfaces including a changing table & hands tainted with the microscopic cysts may bring them to the mouth where the cyst enters the body to begin the infestation. ...Read more

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What is a good way to introduce my 1 year old to day care?

What is a good way to introduce my 1 year old to day care?

Home: Home is where mommy is. Find out what the rules and approaches are, in terms of presence of mom. You should try to stay around your baby as much as possible at this stage. If moms are allowed, change schedules to try to be present often when baby is there. ...Read more

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Is day care or family member care more beneficial to the development of a toddler?

Is day care or family member care more beneficial to the development of a toddler?

Personal preference: There really isn't a 'right' answer to this question. I have my personal opinion formed after almost 30 years of caring for kids. In the first 3 years of life, I really think family care is better. Helps baby form bonds and learn trust, decreases exposure to illness. After age 3, I think the social needs of the child are very different and the social needs outweigh any other benefits. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does the physical examnation consist of for first time day care workers?

Can doctors tell me what does the physical examnation consist of for first time day care workers?

Ability to do job: You will be evaluated for the physical ability to lift, carry, bend, and squat. You will also be screened to ensure that you do not have any communicable diseases or history of mental health issues that would impact your ability to safely care for children. ...Read more

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I have been holding in my waste since I was in day care. I wait 2 or 3 days and then I go to the bathroom. What will happen to me if I keep this on?

Constipation: It is not good to hold your stool in, over time your rectum will stretch and you may lose the ability to sense the need to go stool, which may lead to accidents. You should try to have a soft stool every day or every other day. ...Read more

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My 8month old started day care a month ago 2 days aweek and since then has caught some kind of sickness. Can I give him anything to boost his immunity?

immune system: We expect children to be sick 6-12 times a year and they can have anything from a running nose to pneumonia. Each time a child gets sick it stimulates his immune system to build antibodies, so that by age7-8 he is approaching adult levels of immunity. ...Read more

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What is elder day care?

What is elder day care?

Day care.: Often a place where one joins with other elderly people for supervised socialization with others often social workers and healthcare workers supervising for medical and health safety. Often it is not safe for these elderly patients to be home alone! ...Read more

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Tell me about elder day care please.?

Tell me about elder day care please.?

ELDER DAYCARE?: There are elder day care like nursing homes where you have to stay and taken cared of by a nurse. The other one is you stay home and a nurse comes to your house weekly, reports to your md about your medical condition or a care giver comes to your house, cooks and cleans for you. ...Read more

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Little kids in day care, could I get sick from them?

Little kids in day care, could I get sick from them?

Oh yes!: Small children are walking "typhoid mary's". So if they are sick, you likely will be too and soon. However if they aren't, then you likely won't be, or if your child goes, they wont' carry germs to you on clothing or hair. If they are ill, though, all bets are off. ...Read more

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I started working at a day care and get constantly sick! Any tips!?

This too will pass: Once your immune system gets boosted! In the meantime, be vigilant about handwashing especially before eating or drinking, take a multivitamin with zinc daily, get plenty of rest and take care of yourself well when sick. ...Read more

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I have been holding in my waste since I was in day care. I waite 2 or 3 days and then I go what can happen to me if I continue to do this?

I have been holding in my waste since I was in day care. I waite 2 or 3 days and then I go what can happen to me if I continue to do this?

STRETCH=MALFUNCTION: Hold your poo long enough and the large intestine balloons. The muscles in the wall stretch thin and become less capable of efficient emptying. This can be reversed if a normal pattern is pushed by scheduled emptying. If not, this leads to a lifetime of chronic bowel malfunction. Intermittent constipation and bowel leakage. Similar things happen with the bladder wall, but are less common. ...Read more

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