Category Archives: nursing home

Dad’s Heart Attack Hospitalization

Last time I wrote about dad’s heart attack which occurred almost immediately after I left home for a winter vacation. Dad was admitted into the hospital because he had a second heart attack while in the emergency room. Dad’s nurse … Continue reading

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A Small Nursing Home – the Small House Concept

Today I visited another small nursing home.  This one is actually made of several cottages with 20 residents in each.  Each cottage is divided into two wings with 2 kitchens, two television rooms, and ten private rooms off the center … Continue reading

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This and That: Cell Phones and Nursing Homes

Recently I wrote about my new cell phone.  I had just gotten my third phone number since the beginning of the summer.  It looked like all the numbers they gave out came with dozens of spam phone calls.  I am … Continue reading

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A Visit to a Small Nursing Home

Yesterday, I went to visit a small nursing home near my home.  Before I went I had phoned for an appointment.  I was told to come anytime as they were small and whoever was available would show me around.  I also … Continue reading

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Meeting the Geriatric Care Manager

In my post “Finding the Answers Before I Know the Questions“, I wrote about a Geriatric Care Manager and what one might do for family caregivers.  This past week, I met with the Geriatric Care Manager for the first time.  … Continue reading

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Finding the Answers Before I Know the Questions

Last week, as I was making telephone calls in order to learn more about hospice in this area, it finally dawned on me what I was really doing.  I was trying to put together a book of “answers” to any questions … Continue reading

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Planning Ahead: Learning More about Hospice and Insurance Coverage

Today the temperatures are in the upper 90’s so after my visit with dad I decided it would be an indoor day.  I still have my long “To-Do” list that I have been slowly making my way through.  The next … Continue reading

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