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Thursday April 12, 2012 - Issue #584

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief 

No Laughing Matter

A study recently released from the Brain Injury Association of America indicates that approximately 80 percent of brain injury patient respondents experience symptoms of PBA. The symptoms can compromise a person’s ability to work and often lead to social isolation...continued


Take Care

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Feature Article

The Reversing Trend

By Valerie Thelen, Staff Writer

With the housing market struggling, many homeowners...continued

Guest Column

The Home Caregiver’s Guide to Coping With the Hospitalization of Your Loved One

By Deidre A. Grab

As a caregiver, one of the most stressful things you may...continued

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Tips for Buying Long Term Care Insurance

By Mary Damiano

The decision to buy Long Term Care Insurance should not be...continued

Share your tip, advice, resource or observation.

Sharing Wisdom

From Anna Marie in CT
I transferred my mom from a nursing facility to an assisted living with dementia/Alzheimer’s unit on Monday. The worse nightmare was the discharge process. I had given them a week’s notice. Going to the new place (be forewarned) needed a lot of items in place: her loaner tilt in space wheelchair; partial electric bed and scoop mattress. The old place was going to do the ordering, but failed and dragged their heels. So the new place took over. And I hired a patient advocate. Plus I had to hire a 24/7 aid, which is working well so far. My cost is slightly less and I'm hoping for better care for my mom in a more home-like, lovely setting. But I am providing most things for her room. Discharging from the old place was awful due to a social worker who was clueless. I had to throw a diva tantrum (I am a singer) and finally had an administrative nurse get the paperwork finished. There was no need for an ambulance service to come. The caregiver agency put her in his car, which in Mom’s case, the doctor was fine with. So speak up and stand your ground! It's hard enough making the decision to not take Mom/Dad home without uncalled for problems with the medical system.

From Annie in Missouri

I had a board made as a removable seat for a walker. It fits across the two braces for the sides and has a "lip" on each end, just long enough to drop down over the side braces and the depth is the same as the sides (from front to back) as the walker. The person I care for cannot step into the walker, but it provides a seat when he's tired and a spot for meals when he's sitting on the bed or a TV tray for snacks.  A rule of the house is the WALKER MUST ALWAYS BE IN FRONT OF HIM, WHETHER HE'S SITTING OR STANDING. Having it in front of him acts as a prompt to use it, rather than have him totter or fall.

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

No Laughing Matter

Feature Article

The Reversing Trend
Guest Column

The Home Caregiver’s Guide to Coping With the Hospitalization of Your Loved One


Tips for Buying Long Term Care Insurance
Sharing Wisdom


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