Emotional Effects of Diagnosis - Frequently Asked Questions

Can a babysitter/other caregiver look after my child?

17 January 2010
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For a child with well controlled epilepsy a competent babysitter should be able to manage quite well. However, it can be very difficult to find a babysitter/caregiver for a child whose epilepsy is not well controlled. This is no surprise, since helping a child manage a seizure is a great responsibility. Regardless of the child's level of control, you should ensure that the babysitter/caregiver is confident and content in dealing with the child who has epilepsy. Parents should always leave clear instructions regarding general care of the child, what to do in the event of a seizure, where they can be reached, and the physician's phone number and/or other emergency medical phone numbers.

 

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