Health maintenance organizations, also referred to as HMOs, are one of the most popular forms of obtaining affordable health insurance. However, before you purchase affordable health insurance with an HMO, there are a few questions you should ask yourself and the HMO.
During the month of July 2008, her husband and son tried so hard to keep Mrs. M at home. They set up a hospital bed in the den. They spent hours feeding her, giving her sponge baths, changing her diapers, etc. home health care services visited two or three times a week. After nearly one month of this, they had to hospitalize her as she was close to death. The doctor told her that if she did not move to a nursing home for the rest of her life, she would die. He also told her she would have to be put on a feeding tube as her food was going into her lungs instead of her stomach. It was a heart wrenching time for the entire family.
Consumer is in total control. They decide what gets done, when it gets done and how it gets done. They decide if the caregiver stays on the job or needs to be replaced.
I still had my doubts then but the beautiful and accommodating student assistant was a bit persuasive and let me in on a little secret. She’s taking the training as well and would let me in their study group if I want to and in case I enroll. So, I did. I enrolled and everything was well after that. Sure the subjects were sometimes hard. Think about learning pharmacology. Human anatomy and physiology was a relief but the more technical subjects were not easy.
The Children’s Clinic PC is an entire clinic dedicated to the special health care needs and concerns of children. They are open seven days a week and offer a wide array of health care services to infants, young children, pre-teens, and adolescents. They are open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This clinic is run by seven pediatricians who all are dedicated to helping your child stay healthy. For more information about prices, insurance issues, or to schedule an appointment please contact Children’s Clinic PC directly via one of the contact methods listed above.
From early February to June 2008, Mrs. M was in and out of hospitals and nursing homes. She would receive enough recuperative therapy so she could return home. She would only be home for a matter of days or a few short weeks before her health declined to the extent that she had to return to the hospital and then a nursing home.
HAAM needs year-round donations to keep Austin music “alive and well”. Medical, dental, mental and hearing health services are provided through HAAM by Seton Family of Hospitals, St. David’s Foundation, The SIMS Foundation and Estes Audiology. Tax-deductible donations are accepted through the Austin Community Foundation.