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Group Home People
Yes: Group homes exist for a number of different reasons. They provide a safe structured environment where skilled staff can provide care, training and support for others with special needs arising from physical or mental disorders. Examples would be patients suffering from schizophrenia, head trauma and mental retardation. ...Read more
Yes: It all depends on the degree of illness. ...Read more
Yes: Many homes exist for people with limited intelligence. Social services in your community can out you in touch with local resources. ...Read more
Many reasons: Living in a group care environment requires that the individual not be a threat or cause disrupted care to the others. Other less common reasons maybe a communicable disease, like tb. Is this individual agitated, abusive and non- cooperative? Are there psychiatric issues thaty should be addressed? Is this person demented and needs a higher level of care then the home can provide? ...Read more
Group home: Is smaller; also called board and care. Assisted living is larger; people living in assisted living need to be more independent (e.g. Being able to feed, dress, bathe themselves, walk to dining room). However, less independent people can still live in assisted living if they get private caregiver or make arrangements for more help. I prefer board and care for my frailer patients. ...Read more
We boomers who are using up our funds have one option--move into group home or assisted living. Right?
Variable: I would hope there are more and better options than that. ...Read more
Maybe...: Many find group exercise better because the social aspect helps compliance (keeps people going). The biggest problem with exercise plans is that people stop doing them and groups can help. Having said that, if you are motivated to do it yourself and don't like the group, go for it. Some good music and a dvd or on-line instructor is great for some. ...Read more
No: Adult foster care means the adult is being cared for in the home of a family trained to meet his or her needs. A group home is a semi independent living situation in which a number of people live together with caregivers facilitating the tasks they cannot manage themselves and providing coaching for life skills while encouraging as much independence as each person can handle. Kind of like roommates with a safety net ...Read more
I am currently in a nursing home, I'm only 29 where can I find a group home? Or anything other than where I am? I am currently trying to move to OR.
This is a very: Complex issues and a great deal more information would be necessary to provide you with useful input. Depending on your medical condition - consider discussing this with the social worker who is assigned to your care. Take care. ...Read more
Not at all: It can be a very difficult task taking care of a disabled child. You may not even have some of the resources the group home has. If your intention is for her to have better care and supervision then of course not. You are doing what is best for her and the household. That is a part of parenting. ...Read more
Is it ok to space a med ten hours, then three hours apart my group home insits it is? Med in question is a seizure med
Regular intervals: Generally it is best to take medication at the same time every day. This would be particularly important fro seizure medication ...Read more
What to do if I have a 9 year old autistic granddaughter, is it normal for autistic adults to be put in a group home?
What to do if I have got prescribed tramadol 50mg HCl and only as needed can staff at my group home refuse to givelot more than nicotine right?
Don't understand?: If you are in a group home, the staff are required to give you medication as the doctor ordered it, but no more often than that. Tramadol can cause seizures even in high therapeutic doses (like 4 times a day), so they are perhaps being cautious. I don't know what you mean by the nicotine comment and what that has to do with the tramadol. Talk to your doctor and have him talk to the staff. ...Read more
Can a psychiatrist force someone into a locked unit? Mom is mid-stage behavioral FTD and doesn't do well in larger places. Want to try group home next
Most states: Have provisions for involuntary commitment to a psychiatric facility if the person in question is a danger to themselves or others. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Taking keflex for 10 days for UTI strep b group. Still feel symptomatic but at home urine test show trace of lukocytes, why do I still feel pressure?
Unclear, but...: The bug and drug combination suggests that you have been appropriately treated. The urine test confirms this, too. However, you may have symptoms due to residual irritation that will get better or will get worse due to possible need for longer course. If get worse, you need re culture for new treatment. Pressure without frequency and burning may also be due to added pelvic inflammatory disease. ...Read more
I have a pain that comes and goes, it located inbetween my left armpit and left nipple. My group home thinks its from eating to many mr noodles. Is it?
Pain armpit: Need more information. Doubt whether problem is from eating mr noodles. ...Read more
Is garlic washing a natural and effective option for group b strep treatment in labor for home birth?
REVISED- I developed a large neck swelling, with severe pain and sore throat at home after I had already taken a 10 day course of 300mg Clindamycin and condition worsened. Went to ER and was diagnosed with Group A Strep, CT Scan revealed soft tissue swe
Non medical treatmen: Any items available in ordinary commercial commerce at drug stores, grocery stores, variety stores which do not require a prescription can be considered home remedies. Most are effective as most conditions are self limited. If your home remedy does not end the problem, see your family doctor for better diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Leave, but come back: To vacation from home, one should find a place to visit, even if that place is only an hour or two away. Make a reservation for a hotel (tripadvisor has online reviews and ratings about hotels), and pack a few clothes and snacks. Bring along any needed medications, and have fun! ...Read more
Exercise: The best exercise is the one you will do. See your doc to make sure you are healthy enough to exercise and then begin w/a brisk walk daily for 20 minutes. You can up the time and the speed as you wish. Boredom stops people so consider using earphone for books, music, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Home remedy pain relief will depend on the type of pain being treated. Musculoskeletal pain can be controlled by ice, or occasionally heat, rest, and immobilization. Pain to the head, chest, or abdomen should be evaluated by your doctor to make sure something more serious is not occurring. ...Read more
Weight gain: Weight gain is such a short time is a difficult target. You need to get your bloods including thyroid functions done. The important issue is that have u been skinny to start with or you have lost weight. If you have been skinny, it may be that your metabolic rate is high. As long as u are healthy u need not do anything. See your GP if u are loosing weight unintentionally. ...Read more