Tag Archives: Long Term Care

“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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“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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What Is Really Going On Here?


Last week I called the home health care agency that was supplying my home health aide and asked them what their policy is about aides using cell phones. In the olden days, around 1995, the standard policy was that no … Continue reading

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Not Until June 27


To: Mary Douglas, Case Manager, Long Term Care, Onondaga County (Mary.Douglas@dfa.state.ny.us) Fr: Anne C Woodlen, one of the cases you manage Dt: Friday 23 May 2014 Re: Your letter of May 16 Your letter states that I must “be seen … Continue reading

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The Absolute Total Complete Breakdown of All Things County


The Onondaga County government employs 3322 people, making it the fourth largest employer in the county. However, that fact is kept secret from the citizens. The county, on its official website, reports the largest employers as— 1 Upstate University Health … Continue reading

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About That “Free” Health Care


Believe me, folks, you do not want to be poor and sick in America.  I read the comments of the people who think we get “free” health care and how lucky we are and how grateful we should be and … Continue reading

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