With the recent birth of our second child, I had to face the dreaded question of what to do about health insurance – do I add her to my policy at work, which has always had a reputation of being cost prohibitive? Do I add her to the personal policy we’ve put her sister on at Kaiser? What’s the smartest option for the family as a whole, in terms of expense and coverage?
It is important that your insurance covers your help. It could get very costly if you did not arrange for an agency that is covered. If you need help finding one, call your insurance company. Ask them what senior home health care visiting nurse agencies they work with. From there, you should be able to find one that will work for you.
The only way to permanently construct a sane health care plan is to have people make meaningful changes in their lifestyle. This means reducing the risk of getting a chronic illness.
The doctors stated that she would never gain her kidney function back and it would only be a matter of time before she passed. The stated time was between 2-3 days.
With the thriving industry of health care services, the answer will be NO to both questions. You do not retire and you do not uproot your senior parent out of your house. You can contract the services of a carer and have him or her come to your house when you are away for work.
The great thing about joining an online program is that you get to study at your own pace with best possible flexibility. Although most students complete such courses within 8 weeks at most, you can take as much time as you want. Some programs do not have limits of deadlines and time constraints. Some very good online courses for medical assistants are available for less than $650.
Will the health care system be public, private, or a little bit of both once we get costs under control? We would have the luxury of debating options at that point because we could afford to! So let’s get out of denial and start building a healthier nation now. It starts with you.