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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
Group Home: Some are transitional group homes. Some are called group homes for mentally challenged. Don't know of another generally accepted term. 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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