Category Archives: Long-Term Care and nursing homes

Families upside down

When families are turned upside down to nurse their elders, and especially by the cost crisis it brings, that’s when we get to work. :- Doug.

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Putting away our aged and infirm

If we put away our aged and infirm, that is, those who are irrelevant and useless, what do we expect our creations to do with us? Do we set these people aside because of irrelevancy and uselessness, or a little … Continue reading

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Nursing home choices overwhelm

Families facing the nursing home choices for Mom and Dad are overwhelmed and fear losing lifetime savings. Elder caring attorneys can help with both. :- Doug.

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Nursing home robots?

What tasks in a nursing home could be taken over by algorithms and robots? :- Doug.

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Parental leverage

What would be good leverage for you when you provide legal caring for your parent? If for each equivalent to a month of nursing home expense, it saved you two? Seven? Eleven? :- Doug.

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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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