Tag Archives: discharge planning

Annie’s Testimony (Part III)


The third floor [at the Iroquois] is palliative care.  The patients are speechless, barely conscious and in wheelchairs.  And Lockwood is not the attending physician there.  I would have no one with whom to talk, but Lockwood would have gotten … Continue reading

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Life in the 467th Group


Anonymous has commented “You are not costing the government any money. Hospitals are paid on a DRG basis. Which means the hospital you are in is eating the cost of your stay beyond any diagnosis related treatment days.” In the first … Continue reading

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The Old Man Revisited (Part IV)


When last we met, the Old Man—Dr. Michael Gregory, 73, who has had seven strokes as well as other major medical problems—had been dumped in a motel by Steven Armendarez, a social worker at the Syracuse Veterans Administration Hospital.  Dr. … Continue reading

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The Discharge Planner and the OT Guy


Yesterday, Monday morning, was a good morning; I was comfortable and at rest.  Then a nurse told me that I was being discharged today, Tuesday.  You don’t want to hear that from a nurse.  You want to hear that from your … Continue reading

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