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  1. ProducerJoyce 🐝 Bowen
    The Price of Compassion
    The Price of CompassionCompassion. What’s it worth? How much do we charge for it? Foreign concepts? Not so. The monetizing of compassion is well under way. When did it start? Was it always so? Whooaaaaβ€”so many questions. Time to slow down and try to answer them....


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/04/2017 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I agree with Phil, he gave some very sound advice. She may even qualify for an in home caregiver who can stop by and help her with making meals, clean her dishes, etc... you know, the small chores. If she belongs to a church a friend could call the church for her and ask if they make meals for parishioners- someone would bring the meal to her home. Food pantries offer necessities too. Also, contact the Area Agency on Aging to find out what other resources are available. There are resources, people just need to be aware of them and possibly have someone act on their behalf as an advocate. I wish her the best. Life is so tough.
    Phil Friedman
    14/04/2017 #10 Phil Friedman
    Joyce, Millie needs help navigating the system. If there is equity in her house she needs a reverse mortgage. If she needs help with personal care, then she needs to find programs like Medicaid that pay for that. A good place to start is at a local Area Agency on Aging which will be administering federal and state funds to social programs for the aged. She needs to explore the possibilities of bartering room in her house for some domestic help (careful about whom to take in)). She needs to apply for food stamps. If she has a life insurance policy, wholenir term, she needs to see if she can sell it to a company who deals in viaticals. She needs to make sure she is receiving everything she is entitled to under social security. Being older and infirm and with minimal funds sucks, but having a wife who for many years worked as a professional advocate for the elderly, I can tell you that many situation can be greatly improved just by working the system to get what is already available. My heart goes out to Millie, and I truly hope she can find some of the help she needs.
    debasish majumder
    14/04/2017 #9 debasish majumder
    wonderful share @Joyce Bowen! beautifully narrated ones state of mind with certain nuances which can unknowingly bring ruin! really, thus values are quickly eroding! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    14/04/2017 #8 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    I am not a fan of politics especially when who are injured by the system are used. There are other ways to get funding than to trick the public and weaponize compassion. One is to actually raise funding from the non profits who purport to serve the public but instead only serve themselves. If the standard was adhered to, these organizations would not need to be creating corporate welfare schemes to get funding from the dole. The same dole that the millionaires live off of. A simple search will shed light on the issue and the myth. Now, if we didn't create people who needed help in the first place that would really show compassion. https://www.good.is/features/meals-on-wheels-trump-budget
    Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    14/04/2017 #7 Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    Compassion is on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the moment but her sister Hope is with her so she will recover @Joyce 🐝 Bowen #5
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    13/04/2017 #6 Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    #4 True, but one never dreams of being helpless. I saw it with my grandmother who was stripped of her identity and shoved in a nursing home.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    13/04/2017 #5 Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    #2 I think everything is changed over the last 30 years. I am reminded of @Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝's Death of Common Sense.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    13/04/2017 #4 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Well theres a proverb that says "Donate after you've had your share of food".
    This goes on to say be generous and compassionate but not at the cost of depriving yourself. Which goes on to say that only if we take care of ourself can be take care of others. Only when we love ourself, can we love others and only when we are compassionate to ourselves we can be compassionate to others.
    Pascal Derrien
    13/04/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    There are many Millies out there and thats no fiction ☺ its good you took time to remind all of us that there is more to give than just the minimum or is it that a compassion ration shrank too
  2. Edie Edgar

    Edie Edgar

    This is a great article!
    Edie Edgar
    A Practical To-Do List For Family Caregivers
    khn.org In order to maximize the important role they play, family caregivers must be proactive in speaking up, planning and documenting their ability to meet their loved one’s health care...
  3. Edie Edgar

    Edie Edgar

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    Edie Edgar
    Seaspray 202 Walk-in Bathtub by Tub King
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  4. Edie Edgar

    Edie Edgar

    The fact this demographic is growing and facing these challenges is no longer new to us. Time for solutions! #aging
    Edie Edgar
    For Some Seniors Without Housing, A Parking Lot Is Home
    www.npr.org In the city of Santa Barbara, north of Los Angeles, the demand for senior housing is so great the wait list is now closed. For many of those seniors, their only safe living option is in their...
  5. ProducerPaul Netscher

    Paul Netscher

    Did you make a difference on your construction project today?
    Did you make a difference on your construction project today?Did you make a difference on your construction project today? This seems a strange question and I’m sure most will respond with an emphatic β€˜yes’. However, I challenge you to answer the same question on your way home tonight and I expect at least...
  6. Edie Edgar

    Edie Edgar

    Today one in three Americans is now 50 or older and in 2030 individuals aged over 65 will climb to about 72.1 million, or one in five Americans. (Source: Admininistration on Aging).
    Edie Edgar
    The Hottest Demographic in Building – the 50+ Market
    tubking.wordpress.com Soon to take over the world…….I have the great pleasure of working as a Sales & Marketing Manager for Tub King, our showroom located in Jacksonville, FL,Β and through this role have...