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I need a list of all adult day care centers safety features?

I need a list of all adult day care centers safety features?

Local DSS: Your local department of social services will have a complete list of regulations and features that an adult daycare should possess. You can also investigate if the ones you're looking at have been cited, and for what. The state dept of social services will also possess such a list of regulations, though they do not do the inspections themselves. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety (Definition)

Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more


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What must I include in my first aid kit at home?

What must I include in my first aid kit at home?

Here's a list: Bandages, antibacterial ointment, instant heat pack, instant cold pack, gauze, alcohol wipes or bottle, aspiring, ibuprofen, q-tips, cotton balls, sunscreen, and any other things unique to your health needs such as an inhaler if you have asthma, Epinephrine pen if you are allergic to bee stings. ...Read more

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Can you initiate a second law enforcement 5150 after the first one expires?

Can you initiate a second law enforcement 5150 after the first one expires?

Uncertain. : My vary state by state. In wisconsin, no. In california, after 72 hrs, if rn or md still consider person a threat and they do not voluntarily admit themselves, 5150 will be converted to a 5250 for14d commitment. Best is to check with a local attorney who specializes in health care. ...Read more

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Urgent,safety of dpt vaccine for a baby in private clinics,storage ways and refrigerating?is it safe?

Urgent,safety of dpt vaccine for a baby  in private clinics,storage ways and refrigerating?is it safe?

Very safe: In the U.S., our vaccines are very safe. Doctors' offices are well-informed in how vaccines are shipped, refrigerated, prepared, and given to patients. The providing of medical care always depends on having a trained, conscientious medical team. ...Read more

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Should expecting dad and i both be vaccinated for pertussis before the arrival of our newborn?

Should expecting dad and i both be vaccinated for pertussis before the arrival of our newborn?

Certainly yes: Grandma and grandpa as well. Over 80 percent of pertussis in infants are traced to close family member. ...Read more

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What's the best nutritional plan for an expecting mother of twins in the second trimester? all indications of a normal pregnancy at this time.

What's the best nutritional plan for an expecting mother of twins in the second trimester? all indications of a normal pregnancy at this time.

Healthy natural food: See my healthtap guide: feeding yourself in pregnancy. Healthy food usually means low in fat (especially low in animal fats), a moderate amount of protein, and a moderate amount of whole grain carbohydrates (but very little sugar). Natural means unprocessed, with little salt, sauces, or preservatives. Salt may increase water retention or swelling. Hot sauce and sour foods may worsen heartburn. ...Read more

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What is the best Vitamin booster for toddlers in nursery school?

What is the best Vitamin booster for toddlers in nursery school?

Vitamin : Vitamin boosters are not necessariy for toddlers. The best thing is a good all round diet with if you like a good all round vitamin for children ...Read more

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My sister's two children(males)died due to scid(from ada deficiency), should they take another chance?Will this disease occurs in all their children?

My sister's two children(males)died due to scid(from ada deficiency), should  they take another chance?Will this disease occurs in all their children?

This is an autosomal: Recessive condition which means statistically 1in 4 will have the disease. Despite having 2 with ada deficiency, the risk next time is still 1in 4. Prenatal testing can be done. ...Read more

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What to do in the first trimester of pregnancy for a healthy child?

What to do in the first trimester of pregnancy for a healthy child?

Be healthy; get care: Plan the pregnanacy and be as healthy as possible. Get prenatal care and avoid any substance or avtivity that can harm the baby. Try to avoid become infected while pregnant. ...Read more

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First male child born to a couple was g6pd deficient. Should they try for their second baby?

First male child born to a couple was g6pd deficient.  Should they try for their second baby?

Manageable defect: Of the metabolic defects out there for one to have, g6pd is at least manageable thru your lifetime & compatible with a wonderful life. A couple with one g6pd kid is at risk for the same defect for any pregnancy. They can also produce a carrier or kid free from the gene.Knowing ahead of time puts the family in a good position to make that sort of choice. ...Read more

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How should one take care of a bipolar child in your care?

How should one take care of a bipolar child in your care?

Testing/self-care 4u: Manage your own stress by taking care of your own needs. Probably, have a psychological testing done on your kid to confirm/disprove diagnosis.Testing will also show child's strength and things to work on, but knowing strengths will help you in coping with his illness and take your care for him in more positive direction. Testing can be done by a clinical psychologist specializing in children. ...Read more

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Unnecessary medical provision? Newborn was born healthy in a hospital. We recieved medical bills from gynae and hospital staff for around $8000. No problem with that. However we also recieved medical bills for consecutive daily visits over three days fro

Unnecessary medical provision? Newborn was born healthy in a hospital. We recieved medical bills from gynae and hospital staff for around $8000. No problem with that. 
However we also recieved medical bills for consecutive daily visits over three days fro

In : In every hospital i ever worked (or gave birth) in, a pediatrician sees the newborn infants every single day that they are in the hospital. This is considered standard of care since many health issues with a newborn may not become apparent until 2, 3, or even 4 days after birth. Your pediatrician did the right thing seeing your child every day and i'm not sure why your insurance company will not pay. You should call the pediatrician's office and let them know of the problem you are having with the insurance company - they may be able to help. ...Read more

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Where do I fine the government requirements for a home child care center?

Where do I fine the government requirements for a home child care center?

Health Department: Check with your state health department, which usually operates thru your county health department. ...Read more

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Should grandparents take care of the kids if mothers are deployed?

Should grandparents take care of the kids if mothers are deployed?

A great luxury...: If grandparents are nearby and can help out, that is a great luxury. Some even move-in to help, but that is not always available or possible. Whenever mom/dad must go away for long periods, it is always difficult, so a helping hand is of tremendous value. Grandparents often help, but it is not their duty/responsibility. So, i suggest asking/talking to them for help with a solution. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my two week child at home?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my two week child at home?

Accident prevention: I find that anticipation works best.Think of you baby's abilities 4 mos from now and take precautions. At 2wks guard against falling, smothering, choking, and being too rough in shaking.Make sure they sleep on their back! consider pet safety. Don't smoke.Lock your weapons properly now. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my six to nine month old child at home?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my six to nine month old child at home?

Safety: Way too much for 400 letters! Try: http://www.babycenter.com/0_childproofing-around-the-house_460.bc. Safety and health concerns should also be discussed at your well child visits. ...Read more

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Is it fair to have a psychological evaluation when you are sad and depress? The court ordered psychological evaluation on the parents. One parent who had custody of the child for 16 years temporary loss custody and the child was given to the abusive paren

Is it fair to have a psychological evaluation when you are sad and depress? The court ordered psychological evaluation on the parents. One parent who had custody of the child for 16 years temporary loss custody and the child was given to the abusive paren

A : A good court evaluator would take into consideration all aspects of the parental care of the minor child. It is certainly understandable that the circumstances described would create great stress for the custodial parent and could contribute to the mood disorder described. However, if that parent had custody for 16 years, it is reasonable to assume that the child is at least 16 years of age and certainly in many state jurisdictions has a say about which parent he/she wishes to live with. It is not stated why the long term custodial parent lost custody nor what the nature of the alleged abuse might have been. These are the very factors, especially the adolescent's viewpoint that a competent evaluator would be taking into account. ...Read more

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What items should I put in a first-aid kit for my baby?

What items should I put in a first-aid kit for my baby?

Baby first aid kit: Sunscreen, diaper wipes, liquid acetaminophen, diaper cream, topical antibiotic ointment, bandaids, a change in clothing, poison control number, pediatrician's phone number, hospital phone number. ...Read more

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Why blood sugar testing kit shows 2 different result if i take the second one right after the first one?

Why blood sugar testing kit shows 2 different result if i take the second one right after the first one?

Life is not exact: Lab tests give a number (display a result) that is a close estimate of the real value. That means a drop of blood has a blood sugar level in it, but doing 2 tests on that one drop of blood will display 2, usually different, numbers - each of which is an estimate of the blood sugar level in that one drop of blood. That's basically how lab tests work. ...Read more

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Working in a child care and my immune system is detoriating. How do I keep it healthy?

Working in a child care and my immune system is detoriating. How do I keep it healthy?

Difficult: Since you are exposed to some many germ-carrying critters , you are likely to catch their infection more often than the average person. Washing your hands after touching the kids or furniture in the workplace more often may help to reduce the exposure. Have a small bottle of sanitizing gel with you so that you can use it more often. Use a towel to turn off bathroom faucet and on the door handle. ...Read more

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What should you consider when choosing between finding child care and being a stay-at-home mom?

Choices: There are many things to consider - each family has unique circumstances but the most common deciding factor is economic. Like making the decision to breastfeed or not - you have to look at your situation and decide what's best for you. My college sons were home raised by their father - my middle age boys raised alone by me/daycare - and they all are great! http://www.livestrong.com/article/72423-daycare-vs.-stay-home-parent/ ...Read more

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How does being in child care affect a child's development as opposed to having a stay-at-home mom?

How does being in child care affect a child's development as opposed to having a stay-at-home mom?

Day care: Day care has a great effect on the social, learninig & developmental abilities of young children. It also has the negative aspect of being exposed to other sick mates & put them at higher risk for catching infections, but if the child is fully immunized, the risk is less. Some children also suffer from separation anxiety. You have to weigh your options. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How would you find quality child care?

How would you find quality child care?

See below: Ask. Talk with friends, family, neighbors, and/or coworkers. Do site visits. ...Read more

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How do child care providers benefit from the adopt a grandparent program?

How do child care providers benefit from the adopt a grandparent program?

Everyone wins: The program matches individuals with elderly, sometimes nursing home residents for the mutual benefit of both the adoptee and adopter. Both get the joy that comes from a meaningful relationship with someone from another generation. A beautiful Swedish film years ago illustrated this "Kannst du pfeifen, Johannes" in which a child adopted a man in a nursing home telling him he was his grandson. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your child care provider is in good health?

How can you tell if your child care provider is in good health?

You mostly can't: Beyond the signs of obvious illness (fever, runny nose, cough, etc.), you can't tell. Just by looking, you can't tell if your child care provider might be carrying a virus, if she has a silent cancer growing, if she has diabetes she's not taking care of effectively, or most anything else. You can only see the illnesses that are obvious to all of us. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the immunization and tuberculosis requirements for a child care?

Can you please tell me the immunization and tuberculosis requirements for a child care?

PPD TESTING/MMRV: Most states require a two step PPD testing one to three weeks apart, and if positive need chest xray.Also they require documentation having had shots for measles/mumps/rubella/varicella and/or blood titers for immunity to these 4 infectious diseases.This the minimum requirement for day care/nursery/ workers in most states. ...Read more

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Where do I fine the government requirements for a home child care center?

Health Department: Check with your state health department, which usually operates thru your county health department. ...Read more

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I am thinking of starting up a child care in my home. How long do all those kids' germs survive on furniture and toys?

I am thinking of starting up a child care in my home.  How long do all those kids' germs survive on furniture and toys?

CHILD CARE: Having a child care facility demands that your place is always clean. If one child is sick, others get contaminated easily due to close contact while playing and air born infections. Sanitizers come handy and cleaning the whole place is a must! ...Read more

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Chronic cough, hard time breathing body hurts chills...do i hv the flu. ..i wirk in child care?

Chronic cough, hard time breathing body hurts chills...do i hv the flu. ..i wirk in child care?

Infection: This may be influenza, but without seeing you and testing there is no way to diagnose. See a doctor, particularly if there is trouble breathing, and do not go to work at child care. You will only infect the children. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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My two year old recently Had the stomach flu. how many days (after symptoms have stopped) can I send him to child care?

My two year old recently Had the stomach flu. how many days (after symptoms have stopped) can I send him to child care?

When he wakes up : in the morning feeling pretty well, tolerating bananas, rice, applesauce, etc., & having no liquid stool running out of his diaper, take him back to daycare. I'm sure the daycare workers follow universal precautions to attempt to prevent transmission of infectious diseases, but 2-year-olds just don't follow the same precautions. Be nice & take him back when his poop will stay in his diaper. ...Read more

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Are child care centers suppose to send out notices if children are sent home with hand, foot & mouth disease?

Are child care centers suppose to send out notices if children are sent home with hand, foot & mouth disease?

I don't know what : The official laws are, but i would definitely think so. It is contagious and i would think any contagious medical condition parents should be made aware of. ...Read more

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What should be in a home medical safety kit for a disabled person?

What should be in a home medical safety kit for a disabled person?

Varies a lot: Each type of disability has its own special needs. A caretaker will want to have spare equipment parts, extra medications, extra food and water, and a cell phone as well as a land-line phone to call for help. A land-line phone gives the 911 operator the caller's address, but a cell phone does not. Emergency battery back-up, emergency oxygen, or a gas-powered generator is recommended in some cases. ...Read more

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Caregiver Instructions (Definition)

Be sure your baby sleeps on the back when you are not around. Also, avoid ...Read more