I try not to dwell on my own subsequent unemployment and for the most part I am successful. The lessons have been well worth it. One person can make a difference by taking a stand and i have received letters from the Senator who assures me that she is taking this seriously and i hope this is true. The people who owned this facility own seven more throughout the state and i know from my research that this is a prevalent problem throughout the country. In starting a petition for adult care home reform in North Carolina, I have learned to be proactive and in the time it is taking to see the results of all of this, I am learning patience.
Fats, or lipids, have gotten a bad rap. They are blamed for everything from bulging bathing suits to life-threatening heart attacks. However fat can be used as energy by the body when glycogen (stored glucose) is depleted, or in the absence of carbohydrates. We can’t live without fat in our diets. But because fat supplies twice as many calories as do protein and carbohydrates, eating too much fat packs on the pounds.
Following up on one of last week’s posts, the case was laid out that budget cuts can ultimately hurt the public health. An article this week in the Sacramento Bee puts further force behind that assertion. The Department of health and human services annually offers free influenza shots to the poorest children in Sacramento elementary schools. However, due to state budget cuts, the Department had to end the services to the poorest of local children.
I was scared out of my mind. Kage would be two when this baby was due and i was worried about how I would handle an energetic two-year-old and a newborn.
At its greatest level of savings Medicare provides a 49% savings. This is only 7% better than the average savings experienced with a licensed Canadian pharmacy. This greatest savings occurs when people spend exactly 50 on medication in one year (if you spend more or less than that the savings go down). That means that the greatest savings anyone on Medicare can experience above a Canadian pharmacy’s average savings is 7.50 annually (7% of 50) or .13 a month. Is a month worth the risk of being “locked-in” to paying monthly premiums for a plan that can be switched on you at any time. (Note: Some people can save more than 49% if they spend well over 00 per year. This is in the catastrophic coverage range).
Sun exposure causes cancer and wrinkled skin. The American Cancer Society states that adults and children must use a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher. Stay out of the sun between 10 am and 4 pm when the sun’s rays are very intense. Do wear protective clothing and hats when working in the sun and utilize sunglasses for eye protection.
Unfortunately, I have succumbed to this disease more often than I would like to admit. Compassion Fatigue is not just a “fuzzy” word for burnout. This syndrome occurs commonly in those who are long-term caregivers, and it depletes, not just the mind and body, but the very core of a human being. I found my own core values of care and compassion eroding after dealing constantly with sickness, disease and trauma in the emergency room environment.