Tag Archives: skilled nursing

Who’s Afraid of the Idiots in Government?


So the new home health aide hours that Onondaga County has authorized—“effective immediately,” which was on Monday, August 20—are to go on the call-out list, which consists of about eight agencies that have contracted to serve poor people.  John, the … Continue reading

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Rosie


Yesterday I asked Rosie for help in filling out the applications to skilled nursing facilities.  A couple different agency people had told me that I should ask Rosie for help.  I have asked her in the past.  Rosie is a … Continue reading

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Double-Damned by Doctors


Yesterday the specially certified nurse came to do a PRI, which is the official New York State Department of Health’s Patient Review Instrument for just how crapped out you are.  If you score less than 5 then you go into … Continue reading

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Do, Can’t Do, Won’t Do: People with Disabilities (Part II)


            Disabled and failing.  The third group consists of disabled people who are neither stable nor getting better.  A lot of these people have autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, muscular dystrophy or multiple sclerosis.  They are looking at years—often … Continue reading

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