Health Reform And Long Term Care Health Insurance Changes

Marisol, a 42-year-old Hispanic woman, had always enjoyed good health. She had high blood cholesterol, but it never caused her any problems. She awoke one morning unusually fatigued. She was short of breath, but she attributed that to being out of shape and inactive. She made an appointment with her dentist when she noticed severe jaw pain, thinking she might have an abscessed tooth. Her dentist found nothing wrong and sent her on her way.

When it comes to caring for seniors, the choices are plenty, but there is one which seniors prefer most, which is to either stay with their families or remain in their own home health aide salary. A nursing home or hospital may seem too impersonal or clinical for their preference, and after all you will want your parent to stay close to home to spend as much time with them as possible.

Long term care policies are sold by independent insurance companies, usually in conjunction with a life insurance policy. There are no standardized versions of a long term care policy. Benefits differ from company to company. Some offer to pay a fixed dollar amount for each day you receive care. Others only pay a percentage of the cost, or a pre-specified dollar amount to cover the cost of services. There also may be waiting periods before the insurance policy is placed into effect. It pays to shop around and compare. Not all long term care insurance policies and companies are the same.

I applied a water bottle to her lower back and she felt better. Because of the difficulty breathing and tightness, I called 911. When the EMC’s took her blood pressure, the top number was 210 and they suggested she go to the hospital. Hilda’s vitals were normal.

Make sure you have a helper. This is preferably a home health aide classes or other helping professional, but a spouse, friend or family member will do nicely.

If I had to choose the single most important thing I learned outside of school would be the joy and happiness I could bring to my clients and the same joy and happiness they can bring to me.

To many the hospital is the most exciting place to be as a CNA. It opens a range of opportunities as a result of the large variety of work settings. For example, it is possible to work in the maternity unit, the medical/surgical floor or emergency room. But hospital work is not just exciting, it is also rewarding money-wise. Generally hospitals pay the highest CNA salary. As an added bonus you can also gain a lot of experience within a short time period, which can help greatly to negotiate a salary increase in your next job.

If I could write my own ticket, five years from now I would have a large home in a beautiful setting where I could house the elderly, like a bed and breakfast inn. The clients could have a common room to visit with each other or watch TV; perhaps games like dominoes or card games could be enjoyed as well. Their bedrooms would be just like their own room they used to have in their own home before they could no longer live there for safety reasons.