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Senior and Nursing Home Lice Screenings

If you have a head lice outbreak at your senior facility, then you know how difficult it is to contain. Of course, you want to stop it before it gets worse. Perhaps, you just want to make sure that no one has lice so you can feel confident that you won’t have to deal with an outbreak. Either way, LiceDoctors is just the professional lice treatment service to do that for you. Experienced technicians will come to you and will check everyone who needs to be checked. If anyone has lice, we will treat those people safely and effectively. Let us handle this delicate chore and we will get it done right!

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Nursing Home And Lice: Is It A Common Issue?

Nursing home head lice is fairly common and can be a real problem to treat. It’s like playing whack-a-mole; you think you have successfully eradicated it and then it shows up again on the same person or another person. 

Head lice are transmitted via person to person contact. If an infested person sits right next to another person or gives someone a hug, then the second person can easily pick up a case. Head lice are VERY contagious. Not only are other residents at risk but so are staff members. 

Head lice move very quickly from one head to another by crawling and latching onto a person’s hair and using it as a ladder to reach the scalp where they will reside, happily feeding from the blood in the head. Once ensconced there, the bug will lay many eggs thereby increasing the risk of contagion.

LiceDoctors has worked with senior and nursing homes across the country to identify lice and treat active cases to ensure that the lice are totally gone from your facility. We leave you with a simple follow up plan that eliminates the need to disinfect the whole facility and that keeps the lice from coming back. Call us today for the safest, most experienced, and most effective lice removal service available.

Our Head Lice Screening Process

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We are the experts and we will dispatch knowledgeable and compassionate technicians to your senior facility or nursing home when you want us. We realize that time is of the essence with head lice, so we are available by phone from early morning to late at night and lice technicians are standing by to take the burden off of you at a time that you designate. 

We can also set up a schedule to come to your senior home or assisted living facility on a regular basis to help prevent the spread of lice. Some places prefer to keep lice at bay by having preventative checks.

Whether you already have an outbreak or you want to prevent one, call LiceDoctors day or night at 800-224-2537 and we will listen to your needs and help you keep your residents and staff lice-free.

Call In The Lice Experts
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We will check out your resident’s or staff member’s head
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Your lice technicians will make a visit to your place and she will have the proper equipment and know-how to check the head(s). Whether you want her to check one person or several people, she will do that with expertise and care. 

Our technicians know how to check the hair thoroughly. They will separate the hair into small sections so that they can identify any camouflaged lice or eggs (nits) that are hiding in the hair. This requires expertise because the nits can be hard to identify and the lice scoot quickly across the head. If the tech finds any lice, she will show them to you as proof and will educate you as to how to identify lice should you need to in the future. She will also leave you with our physician-developed follow-up plan.

Treating staff as well
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Occasionally, staff members are the ones to inadvertently introduce lice to your facility. Other times, because staff members come into close contact with residents, they pick up a case from that resident. Either way, it is important that if a case is found, all people who are in close contact with the infested person be checked. This includes staff members. 

As with residents, we will do a methodical step by step process to check staff. No chemicals are used in identification or treatment of an active case. If we find lice on a staff member, you will have the option of using our professional service in treating that person or sending the person home to self-treat.

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Why choose LiceDoctors for Nursing Home Screenings?

Expertise
Nobody matches our expertise. We have been treating folks with head lice for over 20 years and we have a nearly perfect track record of eliminating head lice. Let us use our years of experience in the field to take the burden off of you.
Efficacy
LiceDoctors lice treatment service works plain and simple. Over 500,000 clients can attest to that! Head lice have become resistant to chemical lice removal products as a result of the advent of “super lice” (lice that have mutated). Our treatment is detailed and uses no chemicals, so it is safe as well as effective.
Privacy and Convenience
LiceDoctors comes to you which is far more convenient than dragging people to a lice salon. You tell us the time and day (even same day) and a knowledgeable technician will be there. We handle everything from screening through lice treatment. You have other pressing issues to attend to; we got the lice covered.

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FAQ

Can the elderly get lice?

Yes. The only criterion a person needs to have to be eligible to get lice is hair on the head. Lice are not picky. They want human blood to survive and they use the hair as a means to get to the scalp. Unless you are totally bald, you can get lice, no matter your age.

Do lice require isolation?

You do not need to isolate a person with lice, but the person can not get close to another person. Lice crawl from head to head; they do not fly or jump across the room. As long as the residents of your senior facility understand that they need to stay distanced until the lice are treated, then they can be with other people. Only active bugs are contagious; nits are not.

How quickly can lice spread?

Lice spread quickly and move quickly. It just takes a few seconds for an active bug (louse) to crawl to another head that is in close proximity. Once in the hair, if there is a pregnant louse or multiple lice, they will reproduce at a rate of 6-10 eggs per day. After a couple of weeks, you will be infested. The more lice you have, the more contagious you are.

Can lice go away on their own?

No, lice will never go away on their own. They only get exponentially worse with time. While LiceDoctors can eliminate lice at any stage of the infestation, the task goes faster, the earlier the case is caught. For more information, call us at 800-224-2537, day or night, 7 days a week.

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HOW DOES IN-HOME LICE REMOVAL WORK?

  • Your expert lice technician will apply oil and methodically comb lice and eggs from the hair using professional grade comb.
  • She will then handpick any remaining nits (eggs) from the hair doing a thorough strand by strand check.
  • She will finish up with a final oil application and comb-through.   Expertise is the key; if you leave two nits in the hair, untreated, the case will start again.
  • She will go over basic after care instructions with you.
  • Your treatment is fully effective and safe for all ages and is backed with a 30 day guarantee

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