Tag Archives: Medicare

THEY SENT MY HUSBAND HOME TO DIE

Baptist Hospital & Medical Center, Little Rock, Arkansas/Medicare/Medical 2016 By – Sheri de Grom   Baptist Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas sent my husband home to die. A mere pull on the plug of Tom’s heart generator, a two man lift, … Continue reading

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MEDICAL FACTS I LEARNED WHILE LOOKING UP OTHER INFORMATION

  Medical 2016/Research/One Woman’s Opinion By – Sheri de Grom   From the back of my Medicare statement:   If you, or someone you’re helping, has questions about a Medicare Summary Notice (MSN), you have the right to get help, … Continue reading

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SHERI, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

  Caregiving/Advocacy/Medical 2016 By – Sheri de Grom Looking back to my last post of Dec 20, 2015 [you may read it here], I had no idea my life would soon become a powder keg. Many of you have asked … Continue reading

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ELDER ORPHANS; WILL YOU BECOME ONE?

Medicare/Medical 2015 by – Sheri de Grom What are the chances you’ll become an elder orphan? Are you 65 or older, without children and alone? No one knows exactly how many individuals fall into this newly-created medical care category. The theory … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS ALONE WITH AN UNINVITED GUEST – BIPOLAR DISORDER

Mental Health/Bipolar Disorder/Journal Notes by: Sheri de Grom NOTES FROM MY JOURNAL – MONTEREY, CA CHRISTMAS EVE – 1991 I departed Tom’s hospital room at 10:30 p.m. after his last medication dose for the day. I kissed him goodnight as … Continue reading

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THE ELDERLY AND PTSD

Mental Health/PTSD by: Sheri de Grom Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a difficult mental health condition to treat and terrorizing to live with daily. I’ve written hundreds of pages in my journals, over the years, detailing my own difficulties with … Continue reading

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MEDICARE – RELIC OF A BYGONE ERA

Medicare/Medical 2015 by – Sheri de Grom Medicare was created by Congress in 1965 under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide health insurance for people aged 65 and older, regardless of income or medical history. Before Medicare, … Continue reading

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FROM CONCEPTION TO DEATH, MEDICARE DETERMINES YOUR HEALTHCARE

Medicare – 2015 by – Sheri de Grom The biggest and best commercial insurance companies have a brand new battle cry. ” IF THEY can do it, WE can do it” has become the medical industry’s standard with the enactment … Continue reading

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MAYBERRY, USA MEETS MEDICARE

Pharmacy/Medical – 2015 by – Sheri de Grom A rural pharmacy, along with a bank, grocery combination dry goods store and post office anchored small towns that were the backbone of America for decades. Four-hundred-ninety rural pharmacies closed their doors … Continue reading

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EXTREME PRESCRIBERS – ELDERLY AT RISK

The American Recall Center/Medicare Part D by – Sheri de Grom How can one doctor continue to write an excessive amount of prescriptions, and have them filled—151 times more than the average doctor’s tally for all Medicare patients—and not have … Continue reading

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