Health Care Reform: What It Means For Me And You: What Does It Mean?

I was relieved and overjoyed when we had an ultrasound at 18 weeks showing a healthy baby girl. I was finally able to breathe a sigh of relief. My behavior had been bizarre enough that my husband later told me he was also worried that something was wrong with me or the baby.

ROLLOUT!! Here comes the new system, training, awareness, and all the pushback. A carefully thought out plan will have accounted for the concerns of staff that didn’t get what they wanted out of a new system and can push through. A poorly constructed plan, will fall on the sword of the resistance to change. Training on topics such as: computer protocol, document handling (as we say “to shred or not to shred”), standardization, and a failure plan just to name a few.

If have no coverage offered by your employers, better to have an insurance policy to obtain this type of coverage. One should be clear enough at starting, when he is offered with an appointment letter.

They found all I said and more to be true and the facility’s owners are not able to accept new residents and are in danger of having their license revoked.

First, define your goals. Don’t just think, “I’ve got to lose some weight.” Pick a target, even if it’s a moving target. Some dieters like to think in increments, for instance, losing 20 poinds, then then reestablishing a new goal until they arrive at a weight level they feel most comfortable with. Other dieters-to-be are more daring. Choosing a weight loss goal of 100 pounds might seem impossible for some, but for other dieters, it’s their best and most direct strategy. Set a goal that you feel most comfortable with and stick with it.

That’s right! Half of the population will require some form of long term care; half of us! The us Department of health and human services (HHS) says that of the people 65 years old today, 40% will require a stay in a nursing home of five or more years. Right now, nine million Americans are receiving long term care of some kind. 8,550,000 of them are in their community, with someone, like a family member, looking after them. That’s because the average cost of a nursing home, right now, today, in the USA, is 000 per year. Even worse, projections say that in twenty years, in 2030, there will be 23 million Americans getting long term care, and the cost of a nursing home will have risen to 0,000 per year.

The history this woman witnessed in her lifetime takes my breath away. My life is forever changed by the lessons I learned working there and for that I will be eternally grateful. Other discoveries were not ones I wanted however. I learned that the system often fails those who most need it and most turn a blind eye. The facility was always short on supplies. The administrator and owners would not provide even the most basic of necessities. Two winters with faulty hot water heaters. The place was often filthy and everyday there was another unexplained bruise on one of my people. After several attempts to talk to my administrator about these problems and I reported the facility to the department of social services and still nothing was done.

Some days I wondered if I would survive. I did not have time to dwell on my worries, however, because I was raising my grandchildren. Thankfully, I have good coping skills. Though my grandchildren are brilliant and have some coping skills, tragedy hit at a vulnerable time of life. My granddaughter worries about being alone in the house, an understandable feeling after a house up the street was just robbed.