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Looking for elder care LA/BOS/NYC?

My 87 year old mom is currently at the Psych ward in Fall River, RI. Her mental health has been deteriorating recently and we are looking into places that she might be comfortable at if and when she is no longer able to be at home in Wellfleet, Cape Cod with 24 hour care. [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Jul 21, 2014 - 6 answers

Should I have switched to Medicaid or will I just receive more credits?

My income has changed but I don't want to switch to Medicaid. Will I just receive health tax credits on next year's tax return? [more inside]
posted by 1001 questions on Jul 15, 2014 - 9 answers

Is there a money owed here?

How to get those health care dollars? [more inside]
posted by Qberting on Jun 20, 2014 - 4 answers

is long-term care insurance reliable?

I have been paying $100/mo. for several years now for long-term care insurance with a carrier that is as good a bet as any in the market. But that is a big hit in my budget, and will be even bigger when I retire in a couple of years. It's kind of early in the overall history of this kind of insurance to be drawing conclusions from gathered data, but worst case, it could be just another corporate sleight-of-hand deal for sucking money out of the paycheck-to-paycheck crowd. I can not rely on family as an alternative strategy; I am in fairly good health so far. Should I consider this an essential expense?
posted by mmiddle on Jan 27, 2014 - 18 answers

From design to health insurance specialist: transfer credit/ how to?

Design degrees from Europe, 6 years experience as retail planner/analyst : want to move to health care specialist/analyst. [more inside]
posted by kirikara on Jan 13, 2014 - 3 answers

Registered nurse vs physician assistant

Hello. I need your opinion on going back to school. I currently work in healthcare in a hospital lab as a technician. I make good money don't get me wrong but I would like more responsability, more clinical diagnosis and treatment related job. I want to interact with patients and be a more important person than just a lab tech. I am thinking nursing school or physician assistant school. Please tell me the reality on the field, which one job gives you more satisfaction: pa or rn?i am 27, almost married,no kids, no house. I have a bachelor in biology/ medical technology. Do you think the rn to nurse practitioner is a better option than the physician assistant?
posted by barexamfreak on Dec 28, 2013 - 16 answers

I need a review or overview of nursing quality indicator systems.

I am on the hunt for a review, overview, listing of, or any other compilation of sorts that you may find explaining all the different American quality indicator systems in health care, specifically nursing if you're that good. AHRQ, ANA, NDNQI, .... but a more inclusive list and description of all their individual quality outcome management recommendations. I've been searching for days and haven't really found exactly what I need or want. Thanks!
posted by acertainseason on Dec 3, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me buy my own health insurance.

I'm self employed. I need health insurance. My main concern is a random ER visit that will put me in debt for the rest of my life, so I told my wife not to worry about deductible prices, since I only need to go in once every few years anyway. She found something with a $4,000 deductible. And that was like $80/mo. The other ones were even more expensive. Is this price range right? Is this the only way to protect myself from crippling debt?
posted by brenton on Apr 29, 2013 - 31 answers

Change of career: Going into the health care administration field ??

I might need to go back to work and I am thinking about a career change. I have held business analysts/planner positions in retail but while I enjoy the actual work, i don't enjoy the purpose/ field. Working retail is starting to feel a bit pointless, trying to sell more stuff to people all the time. I am interested in taking my skills to a different field. Maybe a similar job but with a different goal. Namely healthcare administration could be what I am looking for. I'd would want to work for patient advocacy groups or in the government (ie: not trying to make an extra buck to private insurance). But to do that I figure I need to understand how the private system works too. [more inside]
posted by kirikara on Mar 27, 2013 - 7 answers

Another US health insurance question

How are things looking over the next few years as far as health insurance costs in the US? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Mar 15, 2013 - 7 answers

Sick kitty, low on cash.

My cat is sick. I have next to no money. Is there a really-truly-worth it pet insurance company you recommend? Or is there a place I can apply for financial assistance? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jan 26, 2013 - 15 answers

Concerns for living in the Arctic Circle - Advice Needed!

I need advice about the possibility living in Northern Alaska, Kotzebue/Nome/north of the 65th parallel. I have about a million logistical questions, a little disorganized, including questions about mental health problems, medications, getting specialist care. If you needed medical care on a regular basis several hundred miles away, how did you arrange that? Lots of other questions about living in the arctic! Help! [more inside]
posted by circle_b on Jan 3, 2013 - 12 answers

How do I insurance better?

How do I get the most out of my new Health Services Account (HSA)? [more inside]
posted by apip on Dec 17, 2012 - 8 answers

How should I deal with this medical bill?

I recently received an unexpected medical bill in the mail. Should I pay it, or should I ask my parents to pay it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2012 - 37 answers

How to get private insurance when planning a move out of state

I have questions about applying for private insurance given that my family would like to get a quote (and hopefully a policy) so we can move to a different state. [more inside]
posted by questionsandanchors on Mar 9, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me mange my mother's care.

I need to find an assistant in Maine who can help me manage my mother's health care. [more inside]
posted by yellowdoll on Feb 26, 2012 - 4 answers

Can I get my personal info back, please?

Can I request a therapist shred my information/notes, or send everything pertaining to me, to me via mail? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2012 - 9 answers

What differentiates mid-skilled from low-skilled healthcare workers?

What is the dividing line between mid-skilled and lower skilled workers in the health care industry, besides a degree? Is there a consistent set of responsibilities, qualifications that set them apart? Any kind of consensus as to what it required?
posted by LeonBernstein on Jan 6, 2012 - 7 answers

Youth Care - what to learn

You're a young person, in your 20s or so, and you've noticed that quite a few of your similarly-aged peers & friends are in desperate need of care due to major mental and emotional health challenges - which are taking a toll on everything else. However, support services for this group are lacking. What could you learn or train in to be able to be a better source of support and care for your peer community? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 20, 2011 - 11 answers

My poor tooth.

I'm in the second week of a three month road trip in Wyoming with an infected tooth. I'm on a shoe string budget and I can't afford the extraction. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by chichimimizu on Sep 14, 2011 - 20 answers

Low Cost Health care resources in LA? (warning ickyness inside)

Can you help me find health care resources in the LA area? (warning, some icky content inside.) [more inside]
posted by RampantFerret on Feb 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Milk baths?

Amazing skin forever? At my ritzy gym I constantly see older gentlemen with the most amazing skin quality: smooth, clear, even tone, even lightly tanned. What have they done to get/keep this peternatual skin quality and what can I do now as a younger man to get it?
posted by The Whelk on Feb 18, 2011 - 27 answers

What questions should I ask a lawyer to ensure care of my mother's health issues?

What questions should I ask a lawyer to ensure care of my mother's health issues? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2010 - 2 answers

Database of medical procedure price lists?

Does there exist anywhere a database of medical procedure price lists to facilitate comparison shopping / competition? One of my local clinics offers a price list on their website, albeit incomplete. I was wondering if anyone had taken the time to pull together a number of these. If not, someone should....perhaps a job for Google.
posted by grammalvsu on Sep 15, 2010 - 7 answers

Cheap health care in the Minneapolis area?

I have catastrophic health insurance for the catastrophes. But until I reach that $3000 deductible, I'd really like to pay less than I currently am for checkups and other simple doctors visits. For example, I recently went in for an ear infection. My doctor took a look and prescribed an antibiotic. It took 10m and I got a bill for $200. I'm not here to complain about how expensive health care is -- that's pretty well established and has been done plenty already -- but what are my more affordable alternatives? [more inside]
posted by grammalvsu on Aug 17, 2010 - 14 answers

What are you getting for your $1 billion?

How anyone (or anyone you know) benefited in one respect or another from the provisions in the new U.S. health care bill? I'm not asking this in Fox News-ish way, I am actually curious. [more inside]
posted by hiteleven on Aug 4, 2010 - 27 answers

How does a US senior citizen deal with insurance and health care while living in Canada?

My 83-year-old mom is thinking of moving to BC to be near me, which I would love. She's a US citizen. (I'm a US citizen, too, but I'm a Permanent Resident of Canada) Does anyone know how my mother would deal with issues such as insurance and health care? I don't think she'll ever be eligible for health care in Canada, so she would have to have something to fall back on if/when she needs health care.
posted by otfence on Jul 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Are employees protected by workplace harassment when the harassment is not an employee?

Are employees of nursing homes and group homes (nurses, management, counselors) protected under the realm of workplace harassment laws when the harassment is from the family members of the residents? [more inside]
posted by jasonspaceman on Jul 6, 2010 - 3 answers

Possible Cushing's disease. Doctors aren't taking it seriously.

Symptoms seem to match Cushing's Disease, doctors just don't believe it. Help? [more inside]
posted by ®@ on Jun 2, 2010 - 17 answers

A nation of hypochondriacs

Has the American health care nonsystem made Americans more neurotic about their health? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Mar 27, 2010 - 26 answers

Why such an intense divide over health care?

Why isn't the new U.S. health care program a good thing? I am apolitical and a registered Independent, so I'm not looking for a two-party flame war, but having just read the list of things that health care will provide, the only possibly "bad" thing I see is that some people will be forced to buy insurance or pay a fine. But otherwise, these seem to be good measures. I'm not very savvy when it comes to current events, so what am I missing? Why are some people so angry?
posted by jackypaper on Mar 23, 2010 - 50 answers

How do I get ready for "getting cut"?

What kind of preparations can I make for the post operative effects of circumcision? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2010 - 7 answers

Should future health care reform change my health insurance decisions today?

I'm about to purchase private health insurance in the US. How, if at all, should the impending health care reform legislation affect my decision-making process? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2010 - 3 answers

[HealthFilter] How much does the average no complication birth cost?

Had a beautiful baby girl a few months ago. Previous baby due to excellent insurance cost exactly $0. This baby, with crappy Aetna insurance close to $4k. This is after deductible, and using a doctor that was non-preferred (which we paid more for) I am still puzzled how I ended up getting charged this much. Anyway I got to thinking. Why is my out of pocket cost $4k for a birth with no complications? Why is the total cost for this birth $17 - $18k? [more inside]
posted by gnash on Sep 4, 2009 - 39 answers

Bo Knows . . .

Health Mystery Solved. I have been given a diagnosis of avascular necrosis. My general practitioner relayed these results to me after she saw my MRI results. On Friday I meet with an orthopedic surgeon. Please help me prepare. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2009 - 5 answers

How to get treatment for depression without income or health insurance?

I suspect I am suffering from Depression and I have no health insurance or current source of income - how do I get help? [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Mar 18, 2009 - 16 answers

How can an injured homeless person expect to be treated at a hospital?

How can a homeless person who has been injured (stabbed, for instance) expect to be treated at a U.S. city hospital with no money or health insurance? Surely they wouldn't let him bleed to death? And if they do turn him away, what are his options?
posted by Sully on Feb 1, 2009 - 21 answers

Please help me feel better about what happened at the E.R.

I am trying to resolve some angry and anxious feelings I’m having about emergency medical care my husband received this weekend. Very long story inside. [more inside]
posted by jay dee bee on Oct 26, 2008 - 28 answers

What are innovative ideas for healthcare to save money, increase efficiency and improve outcomes?

What are innovative ideas for healthcare to save money, increase efficiency and improve outcomes? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Oct 18, 2008 - 14 answers

Groin/Hip Strain/Sprain

YANMD: Self-diagnosed high-groin sprain. Chronic for more than six weeks, further aggravated when I tripped in the airport today. It seems that the negative stress of catching myself completely tweaked it. 39yo Caucasian male [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2008 - 5 answers

maternity leave questions

I am working as a home health aide in a private home and need some information about maternity leave. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Snoogylips on Jun 3, 2008 - 6 answers

How to advocate for and aid a desperately ill, uninsured man in California?

How to advocate for and aid a desperately ill, uninsured man in California? [more inside]
posted by Scram on Jan 3, 2008 - 9 answers

Appendages O' pain

How to treat possibly broken fingers and toes? [more inside]
posted by cashman on Jan 3, 2008 - 15 answers

Where should I go and what do I need to learn to speak?

What African language should I learn and how should I go about it? [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Nov 15, 2007 - 18 answers

What's wrong with Granny?

My mom went to visit my 96 year old grandmother in the nursing home today and found her slumped over in the wheelchair, drooling, clammy and unresponsive. The nursing staff said this had happened before (we were not informed then). They didn't think she had stroke, only possibly that her blood pressure had dropped. However, it was within normal limits when they got her back into bed. She was able to say "no", when asked if she was in pain. The only medication she is on is aricept. Aside from her age, what would cause her to lose conciousness like this?
posted by socrateaser on Feb 19, 2007 - 14 answers

Dealing with the no-health-insurance lifestyle?

Have any tips for living (in the US) without health insurance? [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on Jan 7, 2007 - 25 answers

Psych Counseling for uninsured?

I'm trying to help out a friend /wout health insurance who needs some psych counceling in NYC. I remember hearing about something attached to a college, where it was $25 or $50 an hour. Any info?
posted by andrewyakovlev on Dec 6, 2006 - 8 answers

How do I get rid of my bumpy, icky eyelids?

GPC (Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis) - have it? Know much about it? Tell me. [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on Oct 28, 2006 - 7 answers

Health care plans?

Please help a small business owner find an insurance plan that covers maternity and isn't 700 a month. What have you used? [more inside]
posted by BrodieShadeTree on Aug 15, 2006 - 9 answers

Looking for urgent care clinic in LA...

Where do you go for medical care when you have no health insurance? [more inside]
posted by Space Kitty on Jun 18, 2006 - 5 answers

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