Each of us has some insomnia some of the time. We all have days (nights) where worries, stress and/or illness of us or those we love keep us awake at night.
The cost of care is weakening and it’s not just the fact that this is presented in five to six digits that gives such unpleasant feeling. Knowing that the price you have to pay for year’s stay in a nursing home is equivalent to your retirement pay is a bitter pill to swallow.
For someone who has not experienced postpartum depression, it’s easy to say “Get a grip! Snap out of it!” I know, because I said the same things after the birth of my first child. I experienced a few days of baby blues after Kage was born, and then all was well.
Once your mental frame of reference has been renewed, proceed immediately to step two. This step involves eating healthier meals. I encourage you to educate yourself prior to drastically altering your diet. There are many excellent books out there on the subject of good healthy eating habits. A doctor or registered dietician can be very useful in this manner.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of health and human services (HHS) have jointly developed a set of dietary guidelines for all Americans older than two years of age. These guidelines, based on current advice from nutritionists, form the basis for many federal nutrition policies. The guidelines include the following.
But the press did not back off. White House Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs was grilled with questions about the administration seemingly ignoring its own newly established ethics standards in many of it first appointments, and this morning, five major newspapers called for Daschle’s nomination to be aborted.
Can you afford to pay ,935 every year for a nursing home? Too high? Then what about ,480 for a home health aide? Still too high? That’s because not a single LTC service is cheap these days. Those who cannot afford it apply for Medicaid but this is after spending down their assets first.