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Are staff supposed to share bathroom facilities at residential facilities?

Share facilities: This actually is purely a matter of the facility policy, which differs from place to place. Medically there is no reason why a facility can't be shared with proper hygience. It's usually just a matter of convenience and sometimes of psychological factors and personal preferences. ...Read more

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Can social workers come into people's homes?

Yes: Many agencies have social workers who are out in the field and go into the person's home depending on need and mission. ...Read more

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Are homeless shelters sanitary, or do they spread disease?

Are homeless shelters sanitary, or do they spread disease?

Most are sanitary: Shelters work to prevent spread of communicable diseases, maintain clean and healthful facilities and there are both state and federal regulations regarding the health and safety standards and food and nutrituon regulations. Providence for disease control, hand washing, food handling, injury and burn prevention, staff and client health vary by site, but generally exist to maintain sanitization. ...Read more

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How can disabled people received free dental care?

How can disabled people received free dental care?

Ask local society: There are lots of options that include medicaid, dental schools, and dentist that participate in programs for providing services to disabled. Contact the dental society in your state and county to get a list of possibilities in your area. ...Read more

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What organizations support disabled children?

What organizations support disabled children?

UCP: United cerebral palsy is a great resource central and help all children with disabilities, not just cerebral palsy. They would be a great resource for you and your child. ...Read more

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How do nursing homes evacuate during tornado warning?

How do nursing homes evacuate during tornado warning?

Depends: Those who can walk or move in a wheel chair should enter a small interior room( like a bathroom) if there is no basement. Long hallways are better than a room with a window, but sometimes the long hallways become wind tunnels. Those in beds should be moved next to an interior wall and covered in blankets or possible extra mattress. Draw the shades to help prevent flying glass. ...Read more

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Do social workers help arrange palliative care?

Do social workers help arrange palliative care?

Yes: Depending on where you are and whether you are in a hospital, skilled nursing facility, home health etc. Palliative care can be arranged by social workers, chaplains, case managers and discharge planners. You'll probably never go wrong by starting with the social worker. ...Read more

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Do mental health facilities hire people who have history of domestic violence or child abuse?

Do mental health facilities hire people who have history of domestic violence or child abuse?

Background Check: Usually, facilities (hospitals, nursing homes) run a background check on potential employees. ...Read more

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Do live-in mental institutions help children who are mental retarded more than living at home and going to public school?

Nearly all gone: Separate institutions for mentally retarded (or seriously mentally ill) individuals have nearly vanished in the U.S. Those with mr have quite different needs, depending on the severity of delay. People with mild delays live at home as children and may live indpendently as adults. Adults with severe mr typically live in group homes. Life quality depends on quality of services, not location. ...Read more

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How do nurses/social workers supplement caregiver's work?

How do nurses/social workers supplement caregiver's work?

In multiple ways: In the case of nurses, they will often be of assistance with additional medical knowledge, the ability to evaluate the patient from a medical standpoint with a brief exam etc. They will often have additional medication knowledge. Social workers can help navigate the waters of insurance, support systems - whether financial or social or psychological - and address other social issues better. ...Read more

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How do homeschool kids socialize?

How do homeschool kids socialize?

Social activities: Some homeschooled children attend public school sports and extracurriculum activities. Other sources of socialization include church or regligious group activities, sports like little league, soccer and activites at museums. ...Read more

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Do senior home residents get evacuated during tornado warning?

Do senior home residents get evacuated during tornado warning?

Check SOP: I think you would need to check with the specific facility. Each should have a standardized operating procedure for emergencies (to include environmental emergencies). Depending on situation, it may be safer in some situations to maintain refuge within the facility (in place) as opposed to evacuating. My guess is that a lot would go into making this type of decision. ...Read more

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What organizations help parents find toys/devices for disabled children?

What organizations help parents find toys/devices for disabled children?

Www.therapro.com: One such company is www.Therapro.Com. But it depends what disability the child has. But this is one place to start. ...Read more

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Do americans visiting england receive free medical care from public hospitals?

Do americans visiting england receive free medical care from public hospitals?

I suspect not: You have to have id to be properly cared for. If you do not have the proper id - they will attempt to bill you or your insurance. ...Read more

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Why do mentally disabled people sometimes hit themselves?

Why do mentally disabled people sometimes hit themselves?

Gene > brain >: behavior is studied by translational research. OMIM, a genetic database, lists 1,077 molecular genetic defects that cause Intellectual Disability, often moderate-severe, +/- Autistic Spectrum Disorder with Self-Injurious Behavior in their Neurobehavioral profiles. SIB used by a non- verbal person to avoid situations or attain desires often responds to behavioral therapy +/- medications. ...Read more

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Can't urinate in public toilets unless completely alone.please help?

Can't urinate in public toilets unless completely alone.please help?

Here are some ...: Few men experience what you described because they cannot relax the muscle pelvic floor muscle around the urethra while people around; that is commonly called bashful bladder. Helpful solution may include: do pelvic floor muscle exercise (Kegel) like that for women 2-3 times daily, try to pee with close friends, and try using alpha-blocker like Terazosin or Flomax (tamsulosin). Of course, be evaluated first. ...Read more

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Can you catch aids from public toilet?

Can you catch aids from public toilet?

No: Many people have become infected with HIV in public toilets, but they got it by having sex there. You won't get infected just by being there or using it for its intended purpose. ...Read more

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Disaster (fire, vandalism, water) happen to patient records?

Disaster (fire, vandalism, water) happen to patient records?

Depends: In case of disaster, the patient records might be lost if they are on paper or stored on a computer server. Nowadays, more and more doctors offices have "cloud based" EMRs (electronic med records) so even if a clinic were to be destroyed, the records are safe. It's a good idea to keep your own set of "records" in case of disaster (meds, important medical information) that you can take with you. ...Read more

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