6.13 am, Saturday, 30.01.2016,
___ … what care is needed but missing in each age group including youth and teens and adults of each age group?
___ … the complete correct answer will shock you!
__ … the quick answer is that we need what is needed?
__ …ok, then what is needed?
___ … do we even know?
___ … can we specify?
__ … hands on experience will go a long way to provide the information and the understanding required to provide the correct answer to this important question.
___ …I’m not the first one and certainly not the only one asking these questions about the topic of better care and better health care for Canadians of all ages. -6.26 am
___… the fact is and the reality is that there are gaps and voids, serious deficiencies, snags and snares and countless silly problems.
___…as a society we can ignore them and sweep them under the nearest rug or we can face them head on which is what I am suggesting we do here and now …eh!
one of the easiest projects to implement and one with a very HUGE payoff is to set up one small facility or several which are fully equipped to provide model convalescent care and supported to provide ideal recovery and rehab services to adults of all ages who have experienced a physical health or emotional wellness set back, an injury, a recent illness or a major surgery.
Yes, we can all learn what to do and how to do it and also we can learn what NOT to do until our recovery is ready for it.
The second part of this initiative would be to provide a most excellent prevention service along with adequate provision for the early recognition of signs and symptoms of emerging problems before they get out of hand. This remedy is popping up all over the world as more and more this opportunity is being recognized and looked at and looked into successfully. – 6.59 am
A third part of this initiative would be to look more closely at successful models from all around the world. Examples: from Canada: ALCs and community hubs, from south of our border: NCOA’s CDSME and falls prevention, from down under we could check out http://www.dva.gov.au and evaluate a course run by Arthritis Australia.
The 4th and 5th parts of this initiative would be to make this information along with clear understanding of how the information and understanding are correctly applied easily and readily available to all individuals who would benefit and to their caregivers -7.49 am.
Part 6 could be to look at the funding available to the poor and needy and identify what support is available if any to low income individuals and to low income families. Who shovels the snow and applies the de icer? who plans the meals? , who gets the groceries? who prepares the meals? who washes the dishes? who sets up a suitable place to sit quietly, to rest, to sleep and to do something ….but what?
Today, is day 10 of my recovery and I still do not have a clear picture of what one can do safely and what one must NOT do to avoid problems following an inguinal hernia repair. Don’t sneeze and don’t slip on the ice leaves me asking a lot of questions. Two weeks ago I would climb 120 flights of stairs every AM before breakfast and not count the stairs I would climb during the rest of the day. Even past 80, I’ve been very active doing lots of stuff. I’d like to stay active and stay involved. I’d like not to lose the fitness and wellness I had and not have to start all over again from scratch. – 9.15 am