I feel like the health system is failing me

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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5228 posts
Bee Keeper

AB Bride:  It is very difficult to give advice about this since we don’t know the specifics of the situation. I’m not sure if what you are talking about is a device or a procedure or what, but often times insurance companies will pay for something only after your doctor’s office has had a long term fight with them about it. Are you keeping records of all your ER trips? That may help your argument in getting the help you need.

Post # 3
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1044 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

First off, sorry you are having health issues. I’m sure it is very frustrating to feel like you cannot find help. It is hard to give advice without more information, but I can tell you this. I have seen laypeople be able to perform some fairly difficult tasks on (and by) themselves; it just takes time to learn it. My advice is not to get frustrated with yourself, and not to be afraid to ask for additional teaching sessions. It typically makes way more sense for the person to do it themselves and keep their independence. This way you can still go visit family, or go on a vacation without having to coordinate treatments with local facilities. 

Granted I could be off base here, but I feel like my advice is fairly general. 

Post # 4
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1044 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

AB Bride:  Just saw that you have posted about previosuly. I’m sorry things have not gotten any easier. Is it a specific task that is causing you difficulty, or more the emotional side of a new diagnosis and having to adjust to this huge life change? Both are equally valid. Feel free to PM me if you want. 

Post # 6
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1044 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

AB Bride:  Yeah, it seems like a waste of resources to send you to an ER everytime you can’t do it yourself, and I’m sure it a huge chunk out of your day. Unless, of course, they are worried about potential liability in not fully evaluating you when you run into an issue. There’s also the problem of when a home health nurse could arrive if an issue did arise. I’m wondering if they send you to the ER because it is one of the only locations where a nurse knows how to do the procedure, and also could help in a timely manner. It would make sense to have a home health nurse on call to help with issues such as this, and also to attend to emergencies/deaths of home health patients as needed; but of course, I imagine that would be very expensive. 

 

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