Tag Archives: Visiting Nurse Association

“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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Good News, Chariot’s Comin’


Yesterday I went to see a new doctor—not my most favorite thing. It was only about eight blocks away from my apartment so I wheeled over, thereby saving you $53 in round-trip Medicaid transportation expenses. This is one good reason … Continue reading

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Me and the Camel


I have been thinking about dying and it’s really confusing to me.  The first thing that happened when I told people I’d been referred to Hospice was that the conversation would come to a dead halt, and I don’t understand … Continue reading

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Ten Days Later


Ten days ago I posted a complaint, “Ask for a Social Worker, Get a Nurse,” so let’s do an update and see how things are going.  (https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2012/08/12/ask-for-a-social-worker-get-a-nurse/ ) I filed the complaint against the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) and its … Continue reading

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Curing Depression, and Ain’t Payback a Bitch?


Several hundred of you have been following my problem with the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), so let’s use it as a teaching moment.  Follow the bouncing activist to learn how to effectively complain. I wrote up the story of how the … Continue reading

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What Is Going to Happen?


So God says “Come on home,” and my mother shows up in my dreams to help me pack, and then it occurs to me:  all I have to do is stop drinking. An incompetent psychiatrist kept me on lithium long … Continue reading

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The Desta Anthony’s of the World


The American medical industry is insane.  I know this because a psychiatrist just told me so. One day in early August, when I was safely embedded in one of St. Joseph’s Hospital’s brand new hospital beds, Liza Ebert, a very … Continue reading

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