Senior Abuse: Feeding Tubes

Feeding Tubes Part II- Profit Motives: Questionable Feeding Tube Usage in Hospitals and Nursing Homes

Although there are legitimate situations where hospitals and nursing homes use feeding tubes, doing so for a patient with advanced cognitive issues can amplify medical and emotional problems for that individual. In too many situations, feeding tube decisions are made based on financial rather than patient care factors.

Statistically, for-profit hospitals are more likely to use feeding tubes, as are larger hospitals and those with the highest level of intensive care unit use for patients in their last six months of life.

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What Every Elder Must Know About Discharge Hospital Planning

When it comes to discharging elders to nursing homes from hospitals, the more you know about the discharge process, the safer you or your loved one will be.

To discharge planners (also known by the cleaner term, case mix managers) like the ones at Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, it means little more than finding an empty bed in any nursing home (regardless of quality) within 50 miles of the hospital.

This blog post is not about the perils of poor discharge planning in hospitals.

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New York State Wants To Shove A Bad Deal Down The Throats Of Poor Elders

Thousands of elders will receive or have already received an important, time sensitive notice regarding a new program called Fully-Integrated Dual Advantage (FIDA).

This program applies only to those individuals who now are receiving both their Medicare and Medicaid Benefits under an (MLTC) or a Managed Long-term care program.

FIDA IS VERY CONFUSING. Even seasoned professionals do not fully understand the ramifications of this program. One thing is for certain joining the FIDA program will give INSURANCE COMPANIES decision-making power to control your access to the important services that you need.

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Ageism: Prelude To Elder Abuse

Ageism is one of the pervasive prejudices throughout all human society. The stereotyping and the tendency to discriminate people on the basis of their age is called ageism. Coined in 1971, ageism is a practice that may be casual or systematic in nature.

Ageism may come in several different forms around the globe, but it can often lead to elder mistreatment, elder abuse, manipulation, and denial of proper services. These behaviors are often most prevalent in institutions.

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