Elliemae's ebook for sale

By elliemae   follow   Thu, 13 Jan 2011, 9:51am PST   ↑ Like (2)   ↓ Dislike (1)   2,280 views   14 comments   Watch (1)   Share   Quote  

As promised, Patrick has posted my ebook - the Nursing Home Survival Guide - on his main page. It's a joint venture and I hope that each & every one of you buys one. Or two or three. hahahaha

***Link Deleted***

Seriously, I included everything that I could think of that's relevent to NH placement. If you are older or your parents are, it's a good idea to understand how the system works rather than to find out the hard way.

Elliemae

*Note: the link was deleted due to the book being available at Amazon.com. For more information, feel free to check out my website www.thenursinghomesurvivalguide.com

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jvolstad   befriend (4)   ignore (3)   Thu, 13 Jan 2011, 11:13am PST   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 1

The State of Texas has some really good facilities for Veterans. We (DAV) put on events for the residents.

Christmas 2010: http://www.flickr.com/photos/davalamo/sets/72157625607450718/

Me holding a box of California Oranges:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/davalamo/5264408649/in/set-72157625607450718/

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Thu, 13 Jan 2011, 12:40pm PST   Like (2)   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 2

cool pic. It's great that you're involved.

769f   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Mon, 28 Jan 2013, 8:07am PST   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 3

Elliemae: I have just purchased this book and look forward to reading it, but after I paid with paypal I didn't receive a link to the ebook. Can you help?

Ceffer   befriend (0)   ignore (1)   Mon, 28 Jan 2013, 9:27am PST   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 4

I'd buy the book but by the time I am able to use the information, I will be too senile.

Mark D   befriend (0)   ignore (1)   Mon, 28 Jan 2013, 9:54am PST   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 5

elliemae says

Or two or three

i would not be surprised!!! as your targeted audience tend to have Alzheimer!!!

Vicente   befriend (7)   ignore (0)   Mon, 28 Jan 2013, 1:33pm PST   Like   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 6

I bought the kindle version. Lots more to it than I thought.

Thanks!

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Mon, 28 Jan 2013, 10:32pm PST   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 7

I am so sorry, ML! That just sucks that she remained in pain all night.

I had a reviewer write that my book is a bit "negative." YUP. For reasons such as this above

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Mon, 28 Jan 2013, 10:33pm PST   Like   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 8

769f says

Elliemae: I have just purchased this book and look forward to reading it, but after I paid with paypal I didn't receive a link to the ebook. Can you help?

ask to be my friend and it'll send me an email, I send to you.

coriacci1   befriend (1)   ignore (4)   Tue, 29 Jan 2013, 12:01am PST   Like (3)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 9

i’d rather die first than be put up in a nursing home. thank god none of our elders were ever subjected to the institutional, calculated abuse which has become the norm in AMERICAN nursing homes. health care for profit=oxymoron

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Tue, 29 Jan 2013, 1:05pm PST   Like   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 10

coriacci1 says

i’d rather die first than be put up in a nursing home. thank god none of our elders were ever subjected to the institutional, calculated abuse which has become the norm in AMERICAN nursing homes. health care for profit=oxymoron

Not all are rampant with abuse.

However, times have changed and now nursing homes are used for rehabilitation. So chances are that your insurance company will eventually send you to a nursing home that offers rehab services.

Even the places that are called "rehabs" are often nursing homes in disguise.

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Tue, 29 Jan 2013, 4:09pm PST   Like   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 11

You should leave the $ in the patient trust fund - usually with the receptionist or the business office - and get a receipt. Nursing homes are notorious for losing money and clothing.

If you're not happy with the place you have the right to find another and have her transferred - as long as she has regular Medicare. If she has a medicare hmo, you might be stuck. To find a better rated nursing home go to the "nursing home compare" feature on Medicare.gov. Look at the overall ratings (as mentioned in the book).

Don't let them give you shit about the transfer and tell you that the doctor won't dictate a transfer summary for several days or weeks - that's total bullshit. They should be able to do it within a couple of days and it should be typed and back in the nursing home within 24 hours - but much faster if they call it in "stat."

If she stays put, I'd ask to meet with the Administrator. I'll bet you dollars to donuts that he/she isn't aware there was a problem with the medication or the money.

Good luck.

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Tue, 29 Jan 2013, 4:15pm PST   Like   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 12

Mandy Lifeboats says

My brother and I have been haunting the place to be sure she's being well taken care of. They've already lost her bottom dentures and insisting it's not their fault.

Call the Ombudsman. Las Vegas, NV - 486-3545. File a complaint. They lost her dentures, they should replace them.

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Sat, 9 Feb 2013, 5:57am PST   Like   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 13

Hey - Mandy... how's your mom doing? Did they replace her teeth?

FYI, you have the right to choose a home health provider, rather than take the one they refer. If your mom has a primary doctor, ask him/her what company they use.

Hope it's all good.

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Tue, 12 Feb 2013, 11:04am PST   Like   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 14

You're very welcome. If you like the book, I'd appreciate your posting a review on Amazon.com. Every little bit helps!

I'm sorry that you had that experience and hope that, if there is a next time, things go smoother.

ellie

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