Health Care Reform And Depression On The 4th Of July

We are in the middle of 2010 gearing up for fireworks; waiting for the new health care reform law to take effect. Eleven state attorneys general said they wanted to challenge the law as being unconstitutional and the Democrats are still talking about passing amendments. Moreover, there are many questions that remain unanswered; the biggest of which is, Will it make health care more effective? The obvious answer is no. This entire scenario is one big shell game. There are thousands of pages of new law and most of the law makers are clueless.

The reality check is that the Congress has passed this bill with a three year delay in implementation, so it was designed to change nothing for the immediate future with the hope that after three years, with no one paying attention anymore, the administration can sneak a few changes in to implement its socialist agenda. Meanwhile, we as a society still have the same health issues in a system that continues to thrive on treatment rather than prevention. One prime example is depression and anxiety. People naturally become depressed in the kind of severe economic downturn that we are experiencing with increased anxiety about a future that looks bleak. Medical insurance, health insurance or some type of managed care health plan seems irrelevant when facing unemployment. In a depressed economy, with massive anxiety and depression plaguing the population there is a serious public health problem. This kind of insidious upheaval leads to other chronic diseases like, diabete3s, high blood pressure, heart attack and the like.

The generally accepted treatment however, is for the pharmaceutical companies to make billions of dollars selling anti-depressants and tranquilizers. Moreover, aside from monetizing human responses to stressful stimuli, there is a political benefit to having massive numbers of citizens living in chemically induced altered realities. People on Prozac are less likely to protest against nefarious political agendas. Therefore, what motivation does the government have to reform health care to the extent that people will have better access to professional counseling for coping with and resolving their struggles?

In conclusion, as we throw a few slabs of meat on the barbecue grill and sip some beer on this 4th of July we need to realize that there are a few avenues toward seizing power and control that the founding fathers could not anticipate. The constitution is a wonderful document and has saved our republic from despotism enumerable times in our 214 year history. However, it is subject to interpretation and we know from experience that Supreme Court justices take opposite views of what is or is not constitutional depending upon whether they are liberal or conservative. Therefore, we need to be diligent in letting our political leaders know that we are not as stupid as they think. We need to consistently remind them that they work for us. That is why freedom of speech is still the most important constitutional amendment.

Seniors Using Webinars To Learn More About Health Care

For many companies, the decision to use webinars is based on enhancing workflow and cutting cost. It is clear, however, that video conferencing services has many real world applications as well. The most obvious benefits of utilizing these tools are really just the tip of the iceberg. One recent example of this is an undertaking by the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) in Suffolk with using webcast to disperse information.

In November, the NFCA in collaboration with Home Instead Senior Care put on free web conferencing. The aim was to help families coping with caring for elderly parents to make decisions and understand potential problems. The 45-minute online conference addressed vital issues and featured well known professionals in the field of senior care.

Senior care is a growing concern in the US. Using webinar software to enhance care and making decisions is a giant step in the right direction. The facilities of a good video conferencing software can also be applied to other areas. These include:

Distance education
Sales team mobilization
Product promotion
Customer service
Staff training
Technical support

Other areas of the health care sector can also be improved by the use of a video conferencing system. Todays web conference systems are pricey as earlier. Providers like RHUB Communications have created products that give any company or organization the ability to be flexible.

The web conference systems today are based on speed, reliability, and enhanced communication. Some of the features of the best web conference services are:

Remote desktop control
Multi-tiered tech support
Recording of conferences or webinars
File transfer and remote printing

A web conference like the one put on by the NFCA creates opportunities for others facing similar situations. Not surprisingly, the decision to have the web conference was largely influenced by the current economic climate.

Users today have the option of hosted services, downloadable software or self hosted, in house solutions. RHUB appliance is an example which many companies find to be preferable to hosted solutions. However, even the most basic web conference systems have helped companies streamline their operations and improve productivity.

This will no doubt set a new trend for other cash strapped communities looking to provide care for the elderly. Special needs organizations, private health care facilities and similar groups could also explore the use of online conferencing for delivery of information.

Denver Home Health Care And Your Aging Loved One

You may be the adult son or daughter of an aging parent, with a job and family, living across the country from your parent. You may be worried about your parent or loved one, because taking care of someone long-distance can be impossible when hands-on care is needed. In this instance, you may want to consider using the services of a Denver home health care provider. By utilizing Denver in home care, your aging loved one will be able to continue to live at home with the extra care needed so that you can be sure that he or she is being looked after properly, even if you cannot provide all of the necessary care yourself.

Denver elderly home care can be tailored to meet the needs of your senior. Many seniors find that driving becomes a challenge as they age, and it is safer to therefore use Denver home care services to provide them with the safe transportation that they need. Denver home care workers can drive your aging loved one to doctor’s appointments and to other visits he or she wishes to make. Some elders need help with walking, and a Denver in home care nurse can escort your elder to meals, or to religious services or other places the elder wants to go. Denver home health care can also be used if your senior has undergone a medical treatment and needs help during the recovery period. Medications can be administered by, and meal preparation and cleanup handled by Denver home care services, making it possible for the senior to recover safely at home. Some elders need help with laundry and linen changing; these and other light housekeeping tasks can be easily handled by a Denver home care assistant.

Denver home health care providers also make sure that the senior’s mental health is kept at optimal levels. The Denver in home care provider can play games with the elder, hold conversations and help with letter writing, for example.

As seniors age, they will also sometimes need help with personal care. Denver home health care nurses can provide the assistance needed for hair care, oral hygiene care, skin care, incontinence care, ambulation assistance, and dressing and grooming assistance.

For the elder who needs a greater level of assistance, the Denver in home care provider can offer bed positioning, night supervision and live-in round-the-clock care. No matter what the specific needs are of your elderly loved one, there are Denver home health care services that can meet those needs in a professional and caring manner.