Another option you could take is to apply for a medical loan. We all know that certain treatments really cost a lot of money and if you can’t finance your loved one’s treatment with existing resources then you might want to go with this option. There are a lot of financial institutions that actually offer these services. If you go online you will find that there are a number of trustworthy banks that offer medical loans. So you may want to consider this course of action as well.
I finally decided that i needed to get help when i sat in my living room one day watching without emotion as my son played and my daughter cried. I watched a movie in my head: I would load the kids into the car, drop them off at my mothers, then find the biggest tree along the road and drive headlong into it at the fastest speed I could reach. If my mom wasn’t home, then oh well, the kids would just take that ride with me.
Now this young adult can’t be blamed as long term care is almost always associated with the old and weak instead of the general public. Practically every single long term care (LTC) advertisement and website features elderly couples only instead of incorporating images of young successful adults in the corporate world, and busy people crossing the streets seemingly unsuspecting of the dangers that challenging speeding cars can bring.
Please read Michael Crichton’s latest novel, Next. What’s next indeed? One of the target characters is a little “monkey-boy” developed in a laboratory of the national Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of an experiment to combine elements of an ape and a human to develop a hybrid embryo that develops and grows up in a laboratory. The chimp/boy is eventually adopted and raised as his own son by the conscience stricken scientist who performed the experiment . The NIH is a real agency of the us Department of health and human services. Yes, I know. Crichton writes fiction and it’s only a story. But is it?
Sam came home at four and knew instantly that I was in trouble. He convinced me to take Mia and lay down on the bed for a little while. It helped a great deal. Now, I feel more able to cope. My nerves are not as raw and frayed as they were and I’m not as fragile emotionally.
What kind of older person do you want to be? Do you want to be old and bitter, griping and complaining, miserable, unhealthy, overweight, and without the capacity to remain active? Well, of course not. But you and I both know plenty of folks who are that way.
For the James Bond in your family, visit the FBI’s terrific web site. Go under cover, read about past cases, and play some terrific games. This has different levels of activities based on age, and is appropriate for grades K-12.
To get a full picture of what to expect when engaging a home health care provider, determine the cost your home health services, the public programs for which you are eligible, what payments these programs cover and what private funding options are available. This will greatly simplify identifying what option best meets your budget and in home care needs.