Category Archives: health care stories

National Contest for Patient Stories: $1,000 first place (new website under construction)

The national Patient View Institute in conjunction with the Leapfrog Group is sponsoring its 2nd Annual Patient’s View Impact Award. www.GoPVI.org , www.leapfroggroup.org The award is for patient stories that can change health care for the better.  All stories must be told by patients … Continue reading

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The American Health Care Machine and You: A Call to Conscience– $40 million executive bonus and what $40 million could cover

 Health care is a top issue in the presidential race, but unmentioned is the $40. 2 million Golden Parachute for Humana’s CEO if the proposed merger with Aetna is approved.  “Humana CEO Bruce Broussard is primed for a huge payday. … Continue reading

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Personal Impacts of Long-term Care; Coming Up–another view of personal aging care–this time for Tribal Elders

Caring for One or More Aging Parents: Some Personal Stories Taking initiative, a friend who was caring for several parents–some of whom lived out of town and on both coasts- started a blog so caregivers could share their insights, concerns … Continue reading

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Just In! A Practical Toolkit on Long-term Care for Families; and A Guide to Long-term Care Costs

The bi-partisan Alliance for Health Reform just released its toolkit on Long-term Care.  Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson, the toolkit offers facts, organizations and resources about aging and long-term care services.  http://www.allhealth.org/publications/Long-term_care/LTSS-Toolkit_166.pdf Why you need to pay attention: A … Continue reading

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Aging And Your Family: Finding The Systems that Work

Introduction:   As we gather with family and friends on this celebration of our national independence, let’s think on independence and quality of life as we or our family members age. Despite harping about the flaws of our health care system … Continue reading

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Selected Sample from The Buck Still Stops Nowhere–Long Term Care

The following is an excerpt from The Buck Still Stops Nowhere:  Long Term Care and Nursing Homes The stealth danger in the health care system is assisted living and long-term nursing home care. Assisted living, home health and nursing home … Continue reading

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New Year, Good News, New Story–Coming Next: Must Read Books

Here’s to a good new year for all of us. My good news is: My clots are gone and my veins are no longer clogged. There could be no better outcome or news. Our new webpage “Our stories Our voices” is up and will be expanded. Click … Continue reading

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