Tag Archives: palliative care

First Anniversary (Part II)


When I was returned to the Iroquois Nursing Home I was put on the palliative care floor. In fact, they moved another woman out in order to put me in the last room at the back of the unit where … Continue reading

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Without Speaking


I wake before dawn dreaming about Drs. Warren Zeigler and Grace Healy and the Futures Invention project. I am shutting down the project, wrapping up loose ends and filing final reports but I give up because I know that nobody … Continue reading

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Not Sick, Just Gonna Die


The PRI screening is supposed to be done before applications are made to nursing homes.  What if the hospital is trying to get me into a nursing home for which I am not qualified?  What if I am only qualified for … Continue reading

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