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To function. Are there group homes for people?

To function. Are there group homes for 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

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Are there any group homes for people with low IQ in ne?

Are there any group homes for people with low IQ in ne?

Yes: Many homes exist for people with limited intelligence. Social services in your community can out you in touch with local resources. Read more

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Are there group homes for mci retired people?

Are there group homes for mci retired people?

Not specifically: However many who live in assisted living have cognitive deficits. It can be helpful to look at places that have multiple levels of care as many who have mci will develop dementia in the future. Read more

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How many group homes are available to people who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia?

How many group homes are available to people who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia?

Not sure: This varies from state to state. In ct there is a continuum of services. There is less reliance on group homes and more assisted living arrangements with teams of support people helping clients in various independent living situations. Read more

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What is the adult group home for the mentally ill called?

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

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Why would an elderly person ever be kicked out of a group home?

Why would an elderly person ever be kicked out of a group home?

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

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I want to know what is the difference between a group home and an assisted living?

I want to know what is the difference between a group home and an assisted living?

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

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Group exercise classes as good as at home if you don't like the locals?

Group exercise classes as good as at home if you don't like the locals?

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

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Hello docs, is adult foster care the same as a group home?

Hello docs, is adult foster care the same as a group home?

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

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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

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Does putting my disabled child in a group home make me a bad parent?

Does putting my disabled child in a group home make me a bad parent?

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

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I applied to work in a group home for disabled who have scabies, should I be concerned?

I applied to work in a group home for disabled who have scabies, should I be concerned?

Transmission.: Scabies is usually spread by close physical contact. It can also be spread by using the same bedding or clothing as someone who is infected with scabies. Read more

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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

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

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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 a 9 year old autistic granddaughter, is it normal for autistic adults to be put in a group home?

Not really.: Some families take care of their own autistic children but when the family are incapable of the demands required for their autistic children or grandchildren, they refer them to group homes although they will continue to be involved. Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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