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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Homeless Shelters (Overview)

Homeless shelters are temporary places of residence for individuals without homes or places to reside. Such shelters often provide additional services to the community as support groups for drug abusers.


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Where is funding for the domestic violence shelters in the financial war against women?

Where is funding for the domestic violence shelters in the financial war against women?

Wrong forum: I feel bad that no one has answer this questions, but this really is not a political site and you're asking a fundamentally political question. Although domestic violence is an enormous problem with obvious health implications, you might want to go to your congressperson or senator to ask this question of someone who possibly could answer it--and even take action. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Homeless Shelters (Overview)

Homeless shelters are temporary places of residence for individuals without homes or places to reside. Such shelters often provide additional services to the community as support groups for drug abusers.


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Should people that cook and serve food in homeless shelters wear hairnets?

Should people that cook and serve food in homeless shelters wear hairnets?

Good idea: The same sanitary precautions that apply to persons cooking and serving food in any setting should apply to the service in homeless shelters. ...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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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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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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Home health care: should firehouses become community health clinics?

Home health care: should firehouses become community health clinics?

Dnt think so: Firehoues lack the proper facilities to reeve healthcare needs. A better choice would be small community clinics which were purpose-built. ...Read more

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Where are the residential teen mental health facilities?

Where are the residential teen mental health facilities?

Where do you live?: I know here in virginia there are a few. Depends where you live really. Some places are out of the way, and others are in populated centers. Your local hospital, especially if it has a department of psychology, will have a list. Otherwise you can consult with the state board of psychology for a local list. You will usually need referral from your physician to get in. ...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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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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Who provides hospice care? Cnas?

Who provides hospice care? Cnas?

A team!: Hospice teams involve a doctor, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, pastoral care, volunteers, choreworkers, and others. A patient and family will typically interact with all of these clinicians over the course of care. Most hospice have a primary nurse who is the clinician they see the most. ...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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Which state agencies regulate public health care?

Which state agencies regulate public health care?

State health dept: All states have a department of public health although the names might be a little different. Most counties and cities also have such departments. Their job frequently involves promotion rather than regulation and they get involved in epidemics, disease clusters, communicable disease, public sanitation including cleanliness in restaurants, etc. ...Read more

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Are most mental health facilities and hospitals haunted?

Are most mental health facilities and hospitals haunted?

I hope not: Haunted health care facilities would pose a major problems for patients and chickens like me. I know these facilities often make for great horror movies, especially all the dark corridors. There's a lot of effort now to make hospitals more patient friendly, better lit with a warmer atmosphere. ...Read more

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Why are urban hospital emergency departments overcrowded?

Convenience: Doctors offices open generally from 9-5 and m-f. Medical conditions occur at all hours and an er might be the only thing open. Unfortunately er's are used as the family doctor for those without coverage, or have minimal coverage. So urban er's commonly are crowded with patients. A federal law termed emtala requires that they be seen even if they lack funding. ...Read more

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Caregivers allowance entitlements. Will they ever happen in obamacare?

Caregivers allowance entitlements. Will they ever happen in obamacare?

Doubt it: Will be very good if this happens & old people can be taken care of by their loved ones at home instead of nursing homes where many lose their dignity & autonomy. ...Read more

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Where can I find support services for veterans and spouses?

Where can I find support services for veterans and spouses?

NAMI: Contact local chapter of national alliance of mental illness and they will help. ...Read more

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I need a safe house for domestic violence victims?

I need a safe house for domestic violence victims?

See below: If you ask any doctor or hospital in your area, they can direct you to the local hotline. They can then help you find a safe house or contact law enforcement. Another option is the national domestic violence hotline (www.Thehotline.Org) at 1-800-799-safe. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cheap health insurance in rhode island?

Cheap health insurance in rhode island?

Insurance commision: You should check with your insurance commissioner in providence. Ri has a reputation for very generous benefits for the indigent. But i assume you want to purchase this and do not have a plan through your place of employment. Your cost will also depend upon your medical history, age, sex and personal habits. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Shelters (Definition)

Shelters are places that vulnerable populations ...Read more