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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Elder Daycare (Overview)

Elder daycare is a facility that cares for elderly people who are not able to care for themselves during the day.


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What sort of disorder is needing to be in an elder daycare?

What sort of disorder is needing to be in an elder daycare?

Limited ADL's: When an elder is in need of care-giving assistance with dressing, bathing, feeding, orienting, but is still able to engage in social interacting, an elder day care center can improve quality of life for the elder and give the family members some valid respite time. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
5 doctors shared insights

Elder Daycare (Overview)

Elder daycare is a facility that cares for elderly people who are not able to care for themselves during the day.


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Should I close my home elder daycare because of the scabies?

Should I close my home elder daycare because of the scabies?

Identify and treat: Scabies is caused by a parasite (mite) that easily spreads from person to person as well as from garments, clothes, towels, etc to persons. Treatment with prescription medicated cream generally solves the problem, along with thorough washing and cleaning of garments, towels, carpets, bedding, etc. With hot water. You may need to temporarily shut down while doing this until everything is cleaned. ...Read more

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Is there a daycare for childeren with diabetes?

Is there a daycare for childeren with diabetes?

Yes and no: Not specificaly for diabetes, but most children's hospitals will have a list of daycare that are willing to take care of kids with chronic illnesses. There are guideliness for care published in diabetes care journal for daycares that are willing to take care of diabetic children. ...Read more

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Can I prevent my child from getting sick in daycare?

Can I prevent my child from getting sick in daycare?

No: Sick children around other children = more sick children. No sugar coating it really - having lots of kids around each other means that germs are spread like wild fire. Keeping healthy and eating well with plenty of rest helps to some extent, but getting illness causing germs in an young child will equal more illness. No real way around that. ...Read more

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How do I stop my child from biting other kids at daycare?

How do I stop my child from biting other kids at daycare?

Time outs: Every time your child bites, he should immediately and consistently be put in timeout. ...Read more

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How long does it take a 1 year old to get use to daycare?

How long does it take a 1 year old to get use to daycare?

That depends...: ....On the individual child. It could be weeks or as long as a couple of months. However, if it was my child and it took months, i would probably try a different day care center. ...Read more

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What are the differences between daycare and hiring a nanny?

What are the differences between daycare and hiring a nanny?

Nanny only has your: ...Children to take care of, while day care has those from other families. Whatever infection older children bring to their homes, younger siblings can get, and bring to day care to share with your children. ...Read more

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Is it abuse for daycare workers to argue in front of children?

Is it abuse for daycare workers to argue in front of children?

Depends on situation: If the arguments are typical spiteful rants with little value other than blowing steam, i find them worrisome. If, however, they are productive episodes in mutual respect , enumeration of issues, finding common ground & reaching a mutual resolution, they can teach a kid how disagreements should be resolved. ...Read more

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Does a non-immunized baby in the daycare pose a risk to my child?

Does a non-immunized baby in the daycare pose a risk to my child?

Potentially: As long as we have international air travel and illegal immigration, we are exposed occasionally to vaccine preventable diseases. At the market, eating out, at school, they can bring it to your community and not have symptoms. Any unimmunized kid is at high risk to get and pass these diseases. I never let them in my practice for 30+ years and encourage parents to avoid them. ...Read more

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Should I put my kid in a smaller daycare to prevent her from getting the cold?

Doesn't matter: Children transmit infection, so the size of the day care shouldn't matter. Interestingly, though, kids who get sick below the age of 2 are less likely to get allergies, asthma and multiple sclerosis as adults, possibly related to priming of the immune system, so don't fear the cold. ...Read more

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