Monthly Archives: August 2014

Richard Gottlieb: In Conclusion (Part II)


See also http://behindthelockeddoors.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/richard-gottlieb-in-conclusion-part-ii/

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Home Aide, Homeopathy and Immunology (Part I)


My day started with a greeting card pushed under my door by a friend. The card said— No matter how crazy my life gets, I know you’ll be there. And when it’s your turn to lose it, You can count … Continue reading

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The Right of Way


It started a few years ago with the A-frame signs. The signs were about two feet wide and three feet tall and they advertised what was for sale inside the business. The signs were placed on the sidewalk in front … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Know; I Really Don’t.” (Part IV)


Without aides— I only get a shower about once a week. The bed sheets get changed about twice a month. My income is $834/month. I spend about $60/month on private-pay aides. Because there is no one to wash the dishes, … Continue reading

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Call-a-Bus Meets Anne Woodlen


We interrupt this series of blogs about Medicaid patients being unable to get home health aides in order to bring you a short history of Call-a-Bus. Call-a-Bus, hereinafter referred to as CAB, is public transportation solely for people who are … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Know; I Really Don’t.” (Part III)


Continuation to https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/i-dont-know-i-really-dont-part-ii/ Around this time—“this time” being near the beginning of June—Long Term Care’s nurse supervisor, Marge Owens, named the licensed home health care agencies with whom the county contracts: All Metro Health Care, Home Aides of CNY, Interim … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Know; I Really Don’t.” (Part II)


N.B. The Onondaga County web site states that Adult and Long Term Services includes Aging, Long Term Care, Veterans, Adult Protective and Mental Health; Commissioner Long’s secretary says it includes “Aging, Mental health, NY Connects, Protective Services, Veterans.” [“Nancy Lell/Secretary … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Know; I Really Don’t.”


The NYS Dept. of Health lists 56 licensed home care agencies that serve Onondaga County; the Onondaga County government only contracts with five of them. Everyone says that right now the list of patients on Medicaid who are awaiting home … Continue reading

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Trying to Talk to the Doctor (Part II)


Dr. Kelly, Back to your first email—I have been worked up by three allergists and four rheumatologists in the Syracuse area. The allergists all say “This is beyond my area of expertise—out of my territory.” The rheumatologists tell me there … Continue reading

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