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I come to DU for information.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Wed Apr 15, 2015, 02:49 PM (1 replies)

Is thaat one person's observation? IOW, anecdotal evidence?

Posted by No Vested Interest | Wed Apr 15, 2015, 02:47 PM (1 replies)

What data is it based on, or is the graph based on anything other than

opinion and imagination?
Posted by No Vested Interest | Wed Apr 15, 2015, 02:43 PM (1 replies)

May uppityperson's father have a peaceful, blessed death.

Peace also to uppityperson and family, with thanks for their father's life and presence.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Wed Apr 15, 2015, 02:12 PM (1 replies)

2016 Election Day will be Nov. 8.

It falls not on the first Tuesday per se, but the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Apr 13, 2015, 01:20 AM (1 replies)

Ah. Thanks for posting, rug. I have posted your info online for

my family & friends.
I have a brother in that diocese, though further south.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sat Apr 11, 2015, 12:31 AM (0 replies)

I too visited the Crystal Cathedral in the early 80's while staying nearby.

I know that the local RC Diocese has repurposed the building for their own local cathedral, which, if not open now, must be nearly ready for use.
It will be interesting to see how the new cathedral has been adapted from the previous structure.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Fri Apr 10, 2015, 02:16 PM (1 replies)

True that in-home care can cost more than a nursing facility, and

there may not be the equipment and oversight needed to properly care for the patient. Many patients are hard or impossible for an aide to handle or lift, either because of weight or, even if not heavy, patient can become like dead weight or become anxious or agitated when being moved or transferred. A nursing facility has a device called a Hoyer lift which enables a patient to be moved/lifted to and from a bed, a chair, a shower, etc. Aides cannot/should not risk injuring themselves lifting certain patients.

Also, unless you have the same person/people regularly, it can be a pain/burden to receive and give direction to new and different aides on a daily or frequent basis. I'm speaking of orienting new people to the patient and his/her needs and preferences, as well as orienting them to the household into which they've come.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Fri Apr 10, 2015, 01:45 PM (0 replies)

There are attorneys who advise clients on how to protect

assets legally so that they will qualify for Medicaid, and supposedly have something to leave for their families.

I have to wonder if they tell the clients that Medicaid will take all of their Social Security payment, except for $40, which the person has for personal expenses - clothing, hairdo and cuts, personal and sanitary products, etc. (hat was the amount a few yeas ago when a relative was in a Medicaid facility.)

I'll admit the family was decent enough, though the relative had to spend her last years sharing a room with someone she would not have chosen. Family paid for some of her extras - a phone, hair cuts, and her brother and I sent a modest check monthly.

My personal opinion is that these attorneys who advocate impoverishing oneself to qualify for Medicaid are not only doing the client a disservice, but are helping the client skirt the intent of the law and thereby cheating the balance of the American population who are paying the unnecessary cost. If a person has the funds to pay for nursing care, that's what the money was earned and saved for, not for the inheritance of children and others. I do not include the spouse, as I believe the spouse should be protected and not left impoverished by the illness of the patient.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Fri Apr 10, 2015, 02:23 AM (1 replies)

Thanks for sharing, Mira. I've never been to Alabama, and not likely to go.

Your photos give a good feel for the area, made so famous by the walk over the bridge.

Didn't I read that there was some talk fo changing the name of the bridge from Edmund Pettus to something else? (I think Mr. Pettus had some KKK or segregationist background.)
Posted by No Vested Interest | Wed Apr 8, 2015, 02:51 AM (0 replies)
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