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Home Care – Guidance

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What NOT to Do When Hiring Home Health Care

Years ago, when in-home health care was fairly new in our area, I had an elderly neighbor who hired an agency to stay at night so the wife of a man suffering from ill health could get some sleep. These people were in their 80s, but were mentally sharp. The woman caregiver was in fair health, but having someone there over night let her sleep better. Or it did until she got up one night to go to the bathroom and saw the worker asleep on the couch. It turned out that not only did this worker consider her night job to be an opportunity to sleep, but she smoked in the house, as well. Needless to say, the agency was terminated.

Home Care Recommendations

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Get 10 Steps To Preserve Independence And Control As You Age
By Joan Garbow, MSW, LCSW, CCM

Healthy aging and how to age in place successfully are foremost in many seniors’ minds. These 10 steps can help you as well as seniors in your life.

Skilled Nursing Facilities – Who Pays

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Even though we repeat over and over that Medicare – the social insurance program for people over 65 –does not cover long-term care, in fact it does. And the amounts paid are not trivial.

Medicare does limit its coverage of nursing-home care to restricted circumstances. It covers care provided in a skilled nursing care facility, but only after a hospital stay of at least three days, and only for people with a daily need for skilled care. A substantial, $152 daily co-pay is required after 20 days, and Medicare coverage ends entirely after 100 days. In contrast, Medicaid provides means-tested coverage of the cost of care necessitated by functional limitations.

Skilled Nursing Facilities Pets

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This an article on Nursing Home pets. How one man changed the whole approach on how to improve the home environment and dramatically improve the residents lifestyle.
Every Nursing Home operator should read this article.

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Skilled Nursing Facilities Abuses

The following articles can be downloaded…

A very disturbing article by AARP on antipsychotic drug abuse. Click
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The NY Times recently published an article on how some Nursing Homes manipulate the government high ratings. Click
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A recent USA Today article on fraud in some Nursing Home Trust accounts. Click here to view and print.

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Skilled Nursing Facilities Myths

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A video of Skilled Nursing Facilities Attributes
Things that should be on your check list

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Unbroken – An Incredible Story

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The following is a video of a most remarkable man, Louis Zamperini. The video deviates somewhat from the great book by Laura Hillenbrand. While the book is gruesome it is an amazing story extremely well written.

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Skilled Nursing Facilities Design

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Designs that better suit Seniors’ needs

Rodney Brooks USA TODAY

The idea popped into David Dillard’s head about five years ago.

Dillard, president of D2 Architecture in Dallas, was in Baltimore then. He wanted something more from the firm and wasn’t sure his staff of young architects really “got it” when they were designing housing for seniors.

Unusual Flowers

Some great photos of unusual flowers

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Bringing Back The Forrests

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How to Bring a Devastated Forest Back to Life

Humans have damaged the world’s forests, but not irreparably
By Germaine Greer

Winter of 14

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Some photos of the Winter of 14.

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A nine year old – singing opera – you have to listen

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This is incredible…

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A Child and a Dog

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A short but great video of a child and his dog.

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The Last Photo in the Camera

Some great photos of people in danger.

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Christopher Buckley with Mother and Father

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Being the son of the famous Bill Buckley didn’t hinder him in becoming an outstanding author with a great sense of humor.

Charlie Rose interviews Christopher about his new book But Enough About You and other things.

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What Are Old People For? A Must Read

“Electrifing… Thomas is no pie in the sky guy… As revolutions go, this is one we’ve all been waiting for.” Lenore Skenazy, New York Daily News

Checklist Manifesto

A book everyone involved with managing anything should read…

In his latest bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it. The modern world has given us stupendous know-how. Yet avoidable failures continue to plague us in health care, government, the law, the financial industry—in almost every realm of organized activity. And the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of knowledge today has exceeded our ability as individuals to properly deliver it to people—consistently, correctly, safely. We train longer, specialize more, use ever-advancing technologies, and still we fail. Atul Gawande makes a compelling argument that we can do better, using the simplest of methods: the checklist. In riveting stories, he reveals what checklists can do, what they can’t, and how they could bring about striking improvements in a variety of fields, from medicine and disaster recovery to professions and businesses of all kinds. And the insights are making a difference. Already, a simple surgical checklist from the World Health Organization designed by following the ideas described here has been adopted in more than twenty countries as a standard for care and has been heralded as “the biggest clinical invention in thirty years” (The Independent).

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