Category Archives: Health Care

Dad’s Heart Attack

Dad’s Heart Attack The last time I wrote that dad had just had a heart attack. In this post, I will tell about the events at that time. I had arranged for some companions to visit dad 4 days a … Continue reading

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Heart Attack

Sorry I haven’t written lately.  Dad had a heart attack and ended up in the hospital.  I stayed with him every day in the hospital.  Now he is an inpatient hospice facility, and again I am spending most of every … Continue reading

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Good Health News

I mentioned earlier that I have had some health issues that were being followed up.  I had some tests which were then followed by more “follow-up tests” based on the results of the first tests.  Now I have heard from … Continue reading

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Protecting the Caregiver’s Health and Planning for Contingencies

As a caregiver, I find I always put dad’s needs before my own.  When I have to make medical appointments, I make the first available appointment with the optometrist or general physician for dad and the next available appointment for … Continue reading

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Dad’s Medical Issues May be Coming to a Head

Things have been busy for me and for dad, so I have neglected to update you all here.  Basically after dad’s urology appointment, I waited several days without hearing the results of his urine culture.  I finally called his office … Continue reading

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Helping Parents with Medicare Payment Errors

This post will be useful only for American readers today since it is about the American Medicare system. In the last few years of mom’s life, she had a lot of difficulty following up with errors in medical billing. By … Continue reading

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Dad Returns for his Checkup

I took dad to see one of his specialists this past week.  It was raining hard when we went and we were soaked just getting inside.  Dad had a good exam and doesn’t need to be seen again for another … Continue reading

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