HOSPITALS — once synonymous with a place to go when you’re REALLY sick is now the last place you want to be unless it’s prescheduled surgery with a doctor you trust. If you’re elderly and/or on Medicare you are treated as a money machine — not a person. Here’s how it works . . .
We at Parent Your Parents think this is a terrific “true experience” article authored by Jacqueline Marcell. Jacqueline is also the Author of Elder Rage @www.ElderRage.com. Check it out! Jacqueline Marcell, Author, Elder Rage www.ElderRage.com For eleven years I pleaded with my challenging elderly father to allow a caregiver to help him with my ailing mother, but he always
This is an editorial to the Miami Herald written by H. Frances Reaves, Esq., President of Parent Your Parents, in October of 2017. This was written after Hurricane Harvey and Irma and the mirror placed on Senior Services. As we suffer through a very cold winter these words are still prophetic. IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN the
What is Hospice? First, it is a type of care and philosophy that focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill, terminally ill or seriously ill patient’s pain and symptoms, as well as attending to their emotional and spiritual needs. OK – so what is palliation? Palliation is a service that makes you feel
As I’ve discussed in several articles the discussion of money is a must but can also be a monster rearing its ugly head. We’ve discussed having Powers of Attorney in place for our elderly loved ones. Most states require one for finance and one for medical — two different trusted representatives should be chosen.
I am confident most of you heard the news about the fourteen seniors who died from overheating. They were all in a licensed “nursing home” in Hollywood Hills. ‘Nursing Home’ is a euphemism for a home for seniors who are at the poverty level and qualify for medicaid. Nursing homes are like every other
On July 28th, at 1:00 am in the morning my phone rang, it was the hospice nurse informing me that Mom had died at 12:28 a And yes, our hospice nurse had prepared us for this . . . he said as nicely as he could that she was “leaving”, that “it was time” .
I am confident most of you heard the news about the eight seniors who died from overheating. They were all in a licensed “nursing home” in Hollywood Hills. ‘Nursing Home’ is a euphemism for a home for seniors who are at the poverty level and qualify for medicaid. Nursing homes are like every other
It’s not easy to parent your parents — it’s not a pleasant role — it means Mom, Dad or both are getting weaker and none of us want to admit the role reversal has begun. When I consult with clients I hear time and time again — Mom doesn’t want to leave her home, Dad
If you haven’t seen the video of the residents of a nursing home in Houston, Texas sitting in waist high water simply search “video of seniors in waist high water” in your browser. School children were evacuated, families were evacuated and who was left behind . . . seniors. Two weeks later, in the