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Walking Aids: Benefits of Using Walking Stick for Elderly Care [19 Dec 2016|10:41am]
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Walking sticks are regular companions to people of all shapes and sizes, regardless of the type of walking. Anything from a simple afternoon stroll to a rigorous multi-day hike through the woods can be aided by a walking stick. Such aids range from a simple stick made from a tree branch to specialized, ergonomic sticks purchased at high prices from outdoor-gear stores. Walking sticks improves a person’s mobility. It helps people of all ages to maintain a healthier and active lifestyle. It can benefit a person’s health by giving them better balance. It lessens the stress on the body and relieves join pain. Elderly use it to move around better and for the things they need to do. It can give a person more confidence and is beneficial for people of all ages. It minimizes weight from the legs, back, knees, hips and ankles and makes feel less tired and more energized in day to day activities.

The purpose of mobility aid products such as walking sticks is to help users move freely by offering support. The use of walking sticks also promises to alleviate pain and discomfort for users and plays an important part in the healing process. To reap all these advantages, users need to know the correct way of using mobility aids. To achieve this objective, they need to avoid certain mistakes while Adjustable Walking Sticks with the help of a stick to avoid inconvenience and accidents.

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Walking aids can assist older people to maintain balance and minimize the risk of falling and it may want to consider some of these for the elderly parent or relative in and out of the home. Walking sticks are made from various materials. Metal and carbon fibre sticks tend to be stronger than wooden ones, and some are height adjustable Walking Stick, whereas wooden walking sticks will need to be cut to the correct height.

It is very important that walking stick is the right height, otherwise it can be potentially unsafe and can't be used for bearing weight.

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High adjustable for user comfort. Non abrasive special engineering plastic material pods for firm base grip Pivotal structure of pod gives support on even and uneven surfaces. Easy lock pin height adjustable.

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Monday - January 13th, 2013 [14 Jan 2013|09:08pm]

freerxplus
Hi !!

It has been a couple of days since I have posted here.
I did get an email regarding purchasing "Health" Insurance - it was divided up into 3 sections and you picked the section that best suited you.
When I worked for a company that set appts for health insurance - there were some companies that thought they might pay the tax instead of offering their employees health insurance. They felt that it would be cheaper. There is more people without health insurance. It will be interested to see how it goes.

Have a good night !!!!!!
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January 5th, 2013 - Health Insurance Exchanges Go Online [05 Jan 2013|07:42pm]

freerxplus
[ mood | happy ]

Health Insurance Exchanges Go Online

The development of state-based health insurance exchanges may be the most interesting thing to watch this year. These virtual marketplaces will allow uninsured people and small businesses to
compare and enroll in health plans online. Through these exchanges will people learn if they qualify for federal tax subsidies to help cover the cost of insurance. According to the law, Exchanges must be up and running by Oct. 1, 2013. Time will tell if this can actually be done on time.

States were given the option to build their own exchanges and had until Dec. 14 to decide. Here is how the States decisions broke down:
•18 States (and the District of Columbia) agreed to build their own.
•7 States have opted for a partnership exchange - a model where the states and federal government work together to operate the marketplace.
•25 States that declined to participate and will therefore have federal government put in place health insurance exchanges.

Don't forget to download your Free Discount Prescription Card at www.freerxplus.com/FRP01223

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Thursday Evening !!!! Jan 3rd, 2013 [03 Jan 2013|06:59pm]

freerxplus
Hi !!!!

The last couple of days have been busy.

I haven't had time to do any research on healthcare. I am hoping to this weekend. Saturday here in S. Fl is suppose to rain.

If you haven't gotten your FREE card - go to: www.freerxplus.com/FRP01223

Have a good night !!!!
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Happy New Year !!! [30 Dec 2012|01:17pm]

freerxplus
It has been awhile since I have been on LiveJournal. I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year !!! Hopefully, you had a Merry Christmas.

I am going to try and start next year - giving you more information on the Discount Prescription Cards and the new products that are coming out the first of Janaury.

Have a good day !!!!!!!!!!
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Outlook for Medical Assistants? [19 Jan 2008|07:47pm]

chaosphaere
Greetings, folks.

I presently work as a home health aide in Sacramento, CA and have also been getting through the community college system slowly and painfully over the years.

I'm thinking down the road that I want to become a Physician Assistant, some time in the next century that it takes to finish my bachelor's degree, but I also need some kind of decent work in the meantime... my work offers no benefits and is basically drudgery that I'm finding mentally and emotionally draining. I work one-on-one with the same private consumers day in and day out.

I'm just short of a phlebotomy certification (at this point I need to take a recert course, but other than that, all I need to do is send in my hours and externship paperwork to the state board) and I have an EMT license.

But it seems like my best bet for paying my rent may be to go through a medical assistant program or something similar, esp. since I'm no more enlightened about how to actually become a phlebotomist or ER Tech than I was when I started off. I'd keep slogging through working on my eventual bachelor's degree/PA degree after I'm employed as an MA.

Is medical assisting a good way to go? Is the field growing? Is it a "bubble" (ex-dotcommer here)? Is it a good job for someone who's analytical in addition to being caring/personable? Is it suitable for someone with ADHD? Are there jobs that are heavier on clinical work and lighter on office/administrative work? Thanks to my ADHD, if office work was the only work there was, I'd be homeless.

What options are there besides working in a doctor's office (not that doctor's office is a bad thing)?  Do things like public health or Planned Parenthood hire MAs? What about prisons or the state/county? Can one make MA experience dovetail into a job such as Coroner Technician? Does this count for clinical experience for PA? Do medical assisting jobs offer benefits?
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The Business of Being Born [23 Oct 2007|10:28am]

jennifer0246
Last night I went to see a screening of The Business of Being Born. As you can see on the link, it's a documentary, by Abby Epstein and Ricki Lake (yes, that Ricki Lake) about birth -- the past, present, and problems with birth in the US.

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Hillary's Universal Healthcare [17 Sep 2007|12:14pm]

hillary4prez
Hillary unveiled her new health care plan.  What did everyone think about it?

from the Hillary Website
"Hillary's American Health Choices Plan covers all Americans and improves health care by lowering costs and improving quality. It speaks to American values, American families, and American jobs.

It puts the consumer in the driver's seat by offering more choices and lowering costs. If you're one of the tens of million Americans without coverage or if you don't like the coverage you have, you will have a choice of plans to pick from and that coverage will be affordable. Of course, if you like the plan you have, you can keep it."


Download the entire Health Care Plan Details HERE

myspace.com/hillaryclinton2008

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Master of Healthcare Leadership program...spread the word! [12 Apr 2007|12:50pm]
growing_wise
Hi, everyone!  I am the Program Coordinator for the Master of Healthcare Leadership program at Park University.  The program is completely online, and is a brand new program that's already making waves at the university.  Don't let the online factor fool you - we have high standards for our students and our goal is to prepare the next generation of healthcare leaders (not just managers or administrators) to change the shape and form of America's healthcare industry. 

If you or anyone you know would be interested in this program, please let me know!

Here's our website: and here's our blog.


PS - We also offer a fantastic Healthcare Advocacy Certificate (both professional and volunteer).  See here for more details!



x-posted.
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Radiology schools? [29 Jan 2007|11:53am]

skylanth
This doesn't look like the most active of communityies, but I figured I'd give this a try.

I'm looking to move to the Portland, Oregon area and am interested in attending a college or university with a Radiology or Radiologic Technician program. I have a biology degree, but with something so general, it's hard to find a job. I figured I'd tack an AA on there to make me more employable.

Does anyone know of a school in that area with a program? Internet searches turn up advertizements for the most part, which are hard to sort through.

Thanks!
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[31 Oct 2006|06:51pm]

blue_fire_tree
[ mood | working ]

HEY!! This is my first post. I work @ University Medical Center In Lubbock Tx. I am a Unit Coordinator and work on the third floor and in Burn ICU.

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Wildfire turnover [14 Aug 2006|12:30pm]

callunav
This is my first time working in a medical hospital. I work in an LTAC with two units. We were part of a company that had hospitals and one or two SNFs up until March, when the whole thing got swallowed up by a huge national company with innumerable hospitals, SNFs, and rehabs.

I give this background, because I'm wondering if someone with more experience than I have in this field can tell me if the incredibly high number of resignations we've had in the past couple months is normal, or the kind of death-knell it looks like from over here.

Not even counting the nursing, rehab, and respiratory staff, and just looking at management-level and specialist positions, the turnover has been crazy. We currently have no nurse manager for either unit, no charge nurse for one unit, no weekend supervisors, no infection control nurse, no admissions director, and no head of the hospital. We've also been without a supplies person (Materials Management) and a wound nurse. We're also down one case manager.

Is this to be expected? Is this the kind of thing that happens after a change of ownership, after which the hospital steadies itself and is all right again? I'm alarmed by the way that every time someone leaves, their duties are reassigned for an unspecified 'interim' to someone to do in addition to their existing duties - so, for instance, the nurse educator was told she also had to be the wound care nurse until they found someone. Two full-time jobs seems like a bad arrangement for good patient care.

Perspectives? Should I be brushing up my resume or hanging on for the ride?
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EMR [14 Aug 2006|12:03pm]

realityknight
[ mood | accomplished ]

Today is a glorious day. I got into the office here and discovered that over the weekend, some HIMS staff had taken all the charts (20,000 or so) and put them into ~400 boxes. And now our warehouse vendor is taking all those boxes away.

No more paper charts.

Awesome.

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Shaking hands [10 Aug 2006|11:57am]

callunav
I am, currenly, the admissions coordinator in an LTAC hospital. Sometimes, though not always, I am the greeter when patients come through the door.

I haven't been doing this for very long, and I have a question, which I spelled out in my own journal at length, but briefly: is it bad manners to fail to shake hands with patients and/or their family members, when they arrive? Generally, I dislike shaking hands with anyone. I smile, I talk, I have welcoming and pleased-to-meet-you! body language, I'm very attentive to their needs and reassuring, I take them seriously, sympathise, and don't make any promises I can't keep while at the same time trying to provide comfort and security. I go and get things they need, and make sure that everything in their room is working and they know how to use it. I give them a brief sense of what to expect for the next few hours, and describe the hospital and routines very briefly, encouraging them to ask now or later if they have any questions or needs. I'm respectful. I'm friendly in a professional kind of way. I just don't shake hands.

What do you think? In the US - New England - is this going to make people feel put down, isolated, or disrespected? I can shake hands if it's necessary to complete the welcoming process. On the other hand, these folks are *sick*. THey are not well people at all. They are shaken up by recent ambulance transfer, and probably feeling awful and not sure they want to be there. In that situation, /I/ wouldn't want to shake hands, but I don't know that I'm the norm. I see other people shaking hands - the nurse manager, etc..

What do you think?

EDIT: I should say, I don't shake hands unless the other person initiates it. Then I always do, immediately.
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Introduction... [04 Aug 2006|05:20am]

friskykitten64
[ mood | awake ]

Hi all! I am a 42 year old Unit Coordinator/Monitor Tech. on a 44 bed Medical Tele/Surgical/Oncology unit with a 12 bed tele monitoring capability. 
I have been an MT since 1983 and in the past have worked on a 39 bed tele unit for about 17 years and in CCU for a year on day shift. 
(I found that I am not, and don't think I ever will be a day shifter) Then, I worked in a cardiologist's office for about a year doing back office work (rooming patients, taking vitals, doing 12 lead EKG's, treadmill tests, and pacemaker checks) and found out I am not cut out for the office environment, either. So now I am where I am and have been for almost five years. Hey, I guess I didn't mean to write my resume! Sorry!
 But anyway, I was just looking for a place to trade stories and frustrations, and this is what I found. Thanks. 
And now "A Letter to My Co-worker":

Dear RN I work with:

   I just scolded you for not answering your pager not once, but twice. Once when a patient's family member was on hold and once when a doctor was on hold. Do you realize that they hang up and call back and yell at me because you didn't answer the phone? You could at least let me know you couldn't answer the phone. How many times do I have to tell you this? You are the reason people think hospitals suck. I really kinda hate you. You walk like a duck. How did you ever graduate nursing school? You are one of the most annoying people I think I have ever met. Please stop talking to me. I hate your accent. I am not your friend. We are NOT going camping. I am glad you are quitting. August 5 can't come soon enough.

F*ck off.
Love, Me

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[04 Aug 2006|12:40am]

babysmomma
[ mood | frustrated ]

Does anybody have any advice on breaking into the medical office field? I have been a CNA for over 6 years, and I just finished phlebotomy, but nobody wants to hire me b/c I don't have medical office (or phlebotomy) experience. How do you get experience if nobody will give you a chance.

I was in nsg. school for 4 semesters and had to drop out b/c of family problems. I am smart, I know a lot about the field, disease processes, ect., and I am getting better with unfamiliar clinical procedures by working on a surgical floor at the hospital PRN.

I just want a chance to prove that I am a fast learner, and that I am willing and eager to take on nearly anything. Just show me how. But nobody wants to do that, and I need some advice. Maybe it's something in my interviews that is keeping me from being hired... I really don't know.

I am also taking classes at the college to improve things that I don't know about (like billing and coding) but right now, I don't have any of that knowledge, but even if I did, it wouldn't count as experience. I feel like I am stuck all the way around, and I am considering leaving the medical field all together. Maybe go into underwater basket weaving or something. Ok, I'm just kidding about the basketweaving thing, but I am frustrated and need some helpful advice.

Thanks in advance!

Cross-posted.

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Would any of you be interested.... [27 Jul 2006|11:46am]

cameraadvocate
I started off posting this in motorcycle communities and got flamed.
Then I realized I was talking to the wrong people. The only people who know, who really truly know that the freedom of not wearing a helmet can cost you your brains, are the people who have to pick up the pieces.... the people who watch lives slip away...

A month ago my brother died from a motorcycle accident. He suffered too much head trauma to live, but his helmet provided a layer or protection. Because of his helmet we were able to have an open casket - which was important, because his friends all saw him in the hospital and we didn't want that to be the last vision they had of him, but rather in a peaceful slumber. BUT more importantly, his helmet made it possible for organ donation. Without his helmet he would have died instantly. One of his best friends, Tasha, almost got his kidney... to him, it was important to be an organ donor. Many motorcyclists feel the same way, but many of them don't protect their heads.

Even though my brother didn't live, others may be more fortunate and have been more fortunate and lived because of their helmet. If it doesn't save them, it can help to save others.

My mother and I started a petition for reinstating the Helmet law in Florida...

The short of the petition is that the law does NOT require you to wear a helmet when on a motorcycle in Florida. We want to get that law overturned.


THE PETITION.

Please sign it... pass it on to family and friends.

xposted, we need 1000 signatures
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[19 Jul 2006|12:40pm]

miss_tina
Something amazing to check out if you're a health care professional, a woman living with chronic illness or you have a loved one who is: chronicbabe.com -- there's some really great stuff there!


(X-posted)
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Meet other nurses! [13 Jun 2006|10:28am]

brite
meet_other_rns Check it out!
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[10 Jun 2006|10:39am]

miss_tina
For those of you writing the MCAT (I know you're out there!), a new community: mcat_survival
It's new & it won't work unless you join & start talking, so get to it!
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