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Shared Housing (Overview)

Shared housing programs provide housing to those in need.


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yeast infection survive outside host? Touching door nobs, clothes etc or only through direct contact sex?

 yeast infection survive outside host?   Touching door nobs, clothes etc or only through direct contact sex?

Yeast infections : candida is an yeast that most commonly cause an infection known also as candidiasis. Most people have candida as part of normal flora in balance with other bacteria and yeast species. It's only when there's a disruption of balance and overgrowth one pathogen the disease process starts. It's part of the host and doesn't get transmitted from "door knobs or clothes ". ...Read more

Shared Housing (Overview)

Shared housing programs provide housing to those in need.


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Electronic health records allow sharing with insurance companies, right?

Electronic health records allow sharing with insurance companies, right?

Yes, but...: ...Guess what? Insurance companies can also look at your paper records too. Built into the contracts they sign with doctors, insurance companies can "audit" a physician to look at their clinical notes. This is to prevent overbilling or incorrectly billing. So your insurance company already has access to all of your medical records. An ehr would make it easier to share those records. ...Read more

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Your opinion on sexual assault, harassment?

Your opinion on sexual assault, harassment?

Always inappropriate: In a "civilized" society in which we live, there is no legitimate place for either sexual assault or harassment, and is a job termination offense(harassment) in most policy manuals, or a felony in the judicial system.(assault).. ...Read more

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Are assisted living and senior housing the same thing?

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Are assisted living and senior housing the same thing?

No: Senior housing is typically for those who are independent and able to manage their own activities of daily living w/o assistance. If they do need assistance, it's provided out of pocket by themselves or family. Assisted living facilities provide care for those who don't need nursing care but also can't/shouldn't remain independent anymore. ALFs can provide assistance w/ADLs incl medication mgmt. ...Read more

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Transmitting aids through sharing a marijuana pipe - has that happened before?

Transmitting aids through sharing a marijuana pipe - has that happened before?

No: Never heard of it and saliva can't transmit the disease unless it has blood in it and even then it is unlikely. However- dont take this as permission that it is ok to smoke. ...Read more

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I'm wondering is going back into shared housing the answer to my lonely existence?

I'm wondering is going back into shared housing the answer to my lonely existence?

Not fully: It might be the case that you feel less lonely by living around others. However, i recommend that you address the underlying causes of your loneliness with an individual and/or group therapist you can find a group therapist here: http://www.Agpa.Org/ under "need a group therapist?". ...Read more

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Can candidiasis be caused by sharing clothes or sharing toys?

Can candidiasis be caused by sharing clothes or sharing toys?

Candida: Candida albicans is an organism that normally makes a quiet home for itself on your skin and doesn't bother anyone. We all carry this organism on our skin, in our mouth, in our gastrointestinal tract (gut), and, in the case of women, they can carry this organism in their vagina. ...Read more

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Can you contract HIV virus by sharing thesame toothbrush with an infected person?

Can you contract HIV virus by sharing thesame toothbrush with an infected person?

Very unlikely: Fortunately, the viability of HIV is very short lived outside of the body and is not contagious once exposed to air and surfaces that dry. There would be some minimal risk if the brush was used immediately after an infected person brushed with it by another. Virtually little to no risk if there was some significant time. ...Read more

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What are any emotional/intimate partner abuse support lines, sites etc?

What are any emotional/intimate partner abuse support lines, sites etc?

Here is a good place: To start: http://www.Thehotline.Org/ it is a nationwide hotline for domestic abuse. They can help you find the right resources in your community. ...Read more

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Does anyone live in a separate house from their spouse without being legally separated?

Geographic sep: Yes -many couples are geographically separated. This is common situation for military families. ...Read more

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Can sharing hair comb/brush spread hepatitis c?

Can sharing hair comb/brush  spread hepatitis c?

No: These personal items should not have small amounts of blood on them. Razors, tooth brushes, and nail clippers could and should not be shared. ...Read more

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Does sharing electric shaving machine with someone unknow status transfer hiv?

Does sharing electric shaving machine with someone unknow status transfer hiv?

Possible: Since the shaving machine may get contaminated with blood from each party and may cause abrasions thus facilitating the sharing of body fluids, it is possible for it to transmit hiv. The risk of acquiring hepatitis, especially hep b is much higher. It would be prudent to not share such devices. ...Read more

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Can you contract herpes through sharing underwear?

Can you contract herpes through sharing underwear?

No risk, no worries: Of course another person's underwear should be laundered before wearing. But maybe you accidentally used a roommate's panties instead of your own? But still no risk; genital herpes has never been known (or even suspected) to be transmitted by clothing, even if the other person had an active outbreak of GH. It is caught only by sex with infected partner. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Spreading of staff infections in assisted living community possible if used washer and dryers?

Spreading of staff infections in assisted living community possible if used washer and dryers?

Possible: Possible in washing machine highly unlikely in dryer. Use hottest water, chlorine when possible which will lessen the risk. ...Read more

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Any sexual assault support websites?

Try this one: An excellent, non-profit site to help those impacted by sexual abuse: http://www.Rainn.Org/get-help. ...Read more

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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

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Does anyone with dementia live in supported housing?

Does anyone with dementia live in supported housing?

Housing for Dementia: In usa, there are all kinds of facilities are available for individuals with dementia. Group homes, assisted living homes, nursing homes & others. Usually, these are funded by county, state or federal funds. People with dementia, gets utmost attention, here in usa. Good many individuals are under my direct supervision, in my state of maryland. ...Read more

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Are there public or private group homes for the mentally ill?

Both: Both public and private facitities are available. The needs of the patient need to be assessed by a professional to determine what level of care is appropriate. ...Read more

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Licking fingers and touching money transmit hepatitis b?

Licking fingers and touching money transmit hepatitis b?

Unlikely: If your fingers are otherwise normal, without cracks or open lesions, it is unlikely touching money will give you hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is usually transmitted from close personal contact as in toothbrush and razor sharing, needle sticks or other exposure to blood. There can be maternal to fetal transmission during delivery. ...Read more