It was a sunny hot Monday morning. I was late for my doctor’s appointment. I had allotted one hour based on previous experience. 45 minutes waiting, 5 minutes with the doctor and 10 minutes to pick up the medicine and pay the bill. This is a best case scenario.
Adjustable beds, such as those used in hospitals, nursing homes or for senior home health care visiting nurse needs were just uncomfortable. Yes, you could lower and raise the head and foot of the bed but that did not make up for comfort lost.
The first report detailed a survey of over 3,000 doctors that explored their relationship with drug companies. The study found that 94% of doctors have some relationship with drug suppliers. About 4 out of 5 physicians admitted receiving free food for themselves and their office and free drug samples to try out on patients. Drug companies paid for business trips for more than 1 out of 3 doctors and about 1 out of 4 in the study were actually on drug company payrolls for consulting, lecturing or enrolling patients into clinical trials.
Nurses help you navigate your way through a complex and often confusing health-care system. This is particularly important if you receive a diagnosis of cancer or other serious illness.
Calling all five minute advocates! Time to put the pressure on! Advocacy groups National Minority AIDS Council and AIDS Alliance are leading the charge locally for an urgent call-in day today. The call-in campaign is part of a national effort to prevent budget cuts that could mean the end of critical health care services for people living with HIV and AIDS. All it takes is five minutes to make a call.
During those times, I felt a very high regard for people in the health care. I wanted to very much become a doctor back then. To see them able to help patients get well and touch their lives was such an excellent sight. That part of my life really had a deep effect on me.
Choosing the right home health care agency is something you need to take time with. You need to make sure that you are doing the right thing and that you are making the right investment.