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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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Giving Palliative Care (Checklist)

Make a list of medicines and times to give them
once
Keep number for doctors and other caregivers (for example hospice agency) handy
once
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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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Improving Personal Care (Checklist)

Brush teeth twice a day and floss once a day
daily
Exercise by walking, swimiming or biking
5x week
Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
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Do some form of meditation to decrease stress
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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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