Monthly Archives: January 2011
This New York Times article takes a great look at a subject gaining a lot of traction in our society – how long term care can damage family relationships when not handled properly. Even the most organized, loving and affluent families find themselves playing tug of war when a parent needs care and there is no plan in place that all have agreed to follow. Read more: http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/01/they-cant-go-home-again/
With the number of adults diagnosed with ADHD constantly on the rise, this is a powerfula and provocative study from the European Journal of Neurology. http://www.stonehearthnewsletters.com/adult-adhd-dementia-lewy-bodies-golimstok/adhd/?goback=%2Egde_126335_member_40685987
Advances in medicine mean those who experience trauma and unexpected illness are more likely to survive. The problem is, there’s no guarantee they will leave the hospital whole. Read this young man’s story from th AP: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110107/ap_on_re_us/us_nursing_homes_young
For those of you on Medicare, you may be unaware that you have the right to appeal if you or a loved one is being discharged prematurely. In fact, when you are going to be discharged, you will receive a notice entitled “An Important Letter from Medicare”. This will have information about how to appeal the decision to discharge. You are also entitled to remain hospitalized until the decision is made and to have your decision expedited.