Category Archives: Issues Concerning Medical Institutions

Medical institutions, doctors and nurses all have their separate issues–what you need to know to co-exist in harmony.

FOR LOVE, LOYALTY AND DEVOTION:  FLAWED MEDICAL PROCEDURES AND PROCESSES

 

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“Like the Black Russian Terrier,  a caregiver must always defend and protect his/her decision to be able to continue providing home care for his senior. Everyday you will look back and question yourself about your efforts that you put forth everyday.  You will often scrutinize your ability to hold up under the many future challenges that certainly will come your way.   Even when frequent failings of medical agencies nudge you to question yourself, you must persist.  As long as you have  “adequate support” that you can rely on in your hour of need, you should always believe in yourself.    ….even when that “adequate support” comes into question.”

Two days had already passed after we had taken our mom to the ER.  She had been admitted by this time and she was getting successive rounds of intravenous antibiotics.  She would be in here for about two more days. For now, all I could do was put my life on hold as I waited for her temperature to lower.  Only then would she be discharged to go back home. So I waited… Continue reading FOR LOVE, LOYALTY AND DEVOTION:  FLAWED MEDICAL PROCEDURES AND PROCESSES

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Knowing Which Skilled Nursing Procedures That Your Home Health Agency Will Perform

imagesNot knowing which skilled nursing procedures that your home health agency will or will not perform can be a costly oversight.

This had been my oversight and personal experience.  Whenever you sign up for Home Health services,  you should always have the home consultation nurse point out right then which group of medical procedures that are not covered on their urgent call/home visit list.   The consequences could be not only inconvenient, but expensive to you if you don’t

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