Category Archives: Long-Term Care and nursing homes

Glass of icy water is denied

A glass of icy water is denied people in the hospital. The touch of cold glass, the crystal clarity to look through. Sparkling in the sunlight! :- Doug.

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Medicaid, discouraged

Lawyer, notice: it is a big job to gather the paper for a Medicaid application. Some people perhaps should be discouraged from it—or at least warned. :- Doug.

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A factory for boredom

If you work in a nursing home, take care you are not creating a factory for boredom, uselessness, and loneliness. :- Doug.

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terminal or for gaining?

Is nursing home placement terminal, or for gaining self sufficiency? :- Doug.

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Boredom, uselessness

Boredom, uselessness, and loneliness can each be helped by engaging in creating. :- Doug.

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We the families

We, the families, and the professionals who work outside the facilities, can start carrying life back through those doors. First we have to see life where staff see loss and less. Then we engage spontaneity and convivium. :- Doug.

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Safety a launch pad

Safety ought be a launch pad for elders to be and fly, not an instrument of suffocation. :- Doug.

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100 McDonald’s

100 McDonald’s = 109 nursing homes (2016 data). It seems we’re lovin’ more than Mickey D. :- Doug.

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Don’t keep people safe!

I don’t want a nursing home to keep people alive: for goodness’ sake, don’t keep people safe: rather keep people lively. :- Doug.

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A reason for nursing homes

One reason we have nursing homes is that mere adults see old people as being of no further use. They no longer produce children nor money. Therefore they hold us back, keep us from these activities of adult years. We … Continue reading

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To wish not to be a burden

To wish to not be a burden on your children is at root selfish. For will you be abandoned if you are too much burden? Yet your son’s soul goes out to you and your daughter needs to mother you. … Continue reading

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Jellies, jams, preserves

Medicaid is like Grandma’s choices for putting up fruit: jellies, jams, and preserves. Elder caring lawyers concentrate on preserves: preserving the most of the fruits of your life’s work. :- Doug.

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Woodpecker is tapping

This chill winter day a little woodpecker is climbing the little maple tree, tapping at it. A cardinal flies off quickly to another tree. You live here all year, this is home. The robins and others migrate away in colder … Continue reading

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Long-term caring

Long-term caring means centering on the survival of the species. :- Doug.

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Families in crisis

We help families in crisis get help to pay for care in a nursing home or at home. :- Doug.

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Play in nursing homes

Some of us might be confined to nursing homes: that does not inhibit our playfulness. We can still, reflect and see larger, converse and grow. :- Doug.

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Life is

You’re not in control; life is in control. :- Doug.

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