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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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Resume of an Activist


Anne C Woodlen Syracuse NY 13210                                                          “Perhaps when we face our maker, we will not be asked, ‘How many positions did you hold,’ but rather, ‘How many people did you help?’” ―Thomas S. Monson In 2001 I began the work … 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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Part II: Ask for a Social Worker, Get a Nurse


In the afternoon of July 24, Visiting Nurse Association Director Amor Bango called again to inform me of the terms of termination—30 days for this, denial of that, nursing visit on the 30th, etc.  I told her that I had been … Continue reading

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