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Thursday, April 1, 2010
We Don’t Like Nursing Homes
Some times an article is of such quality it literally knocks your socks off. This is true of the one I have posted on my archive today taken from Alzheimer’s Reading Room, which is the best source I have of important overall information about Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) its care, its treatment and its progress.
The article is entitled We Don’t Like Nursing Homes. Click on it or on Alzheimer’s Reading Room to go to my Archive or to the Reading Room to read it.
Bob DeMarco the primary writer and editor of the Reading Room does the best job I have been able to find in providing the latest the most expansive and the deepest material about AD. I can’t recommend its daily reading more strongly. As a source I use it more than any other.
The article itself is just excellent. It excels in pinpointing very helpful material and sources for alternatives to Nursing Home Care. It speaks of the cost, the absence of outside source for payment unless you have long term health coverage or limited assets allowing you to qualify for Medicaid Assistance.
In the article as I have posted on the archive and on the Reading Room article there are hypertext links to use to go to a variety of data sources covering the topic spoken of in the article.
It provides good basic information.
There has been a void for AD treatment and care that is now thank God getting attention and modalities of care are developing to meet the need. In meeting the need they will hopefully do so within a range of economy that will not bankrupt us in using it.
There are so many ways we as communities as charitable or social groups that can provide in economical ways program and plans for care that are creative, satisfying and effective in giving care.
The start is learning where to find them. It would be so nice to have a large national sized organization similar to the Alzheimer’s Association which seems to involve itself primarily in raising funds for drug research. This one “The National Association of Alzheimer and Dementia Support” could involve itself in supporting and finding ways and means to give better care without the severe homogenization that seems to occur with the institutionally structured for profit kind that we see now.