Category Archives: Medical Care 2015

SUICIDE – A CAREGIVER’S DESPERATE ACT

Mental Health/Suicide/Caregiver By – Sheri de Grom How could dying be more tempting than living? How could such a desperate act seem like a reasonable solution to one’s problems? How was I to know that I would be faced with … Continue reading

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THE CAREGIVER AND HER THERAPIST

Mental Health/Caregiver/Medical Care 2015 by – Sheri de Grom Imagine my surprise when I read in the March/April 2015 issue of Psychology Network that psychotherapy was in a decline or even in a freefall. According to a study published in … Continue reading

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MENTAL HEALTH, DISCRIMINATION AND DIAGNOSTIC OVERSHADOWING

Mental Health/Discrimination/Diagnostic Overshadowing/Mortality/Medical Care 2015 by:  Sheri de Grom Why do I continue to question the ongoing discrimination of medical professionals toward individuals with a mental health diagnosis? I see the defeat in Tom’s eyes when he tells me, “There’s … Continue reading

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A FEW THOUGHTS ABOUT OUR HEALTH CARE

Healthcare/Medical 2015/One Woman’s Opinion by – Sheri de Grom Statistics regarding our U.S. healthcare system are often alarming and baffling at the same time. Numbers I’ve discovered while researching one topic or another include the following: We’ve created a healthcare … Continue reading

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ELDER ORPHANS; WILL YOU BECOME ONE?

Medicare/Medical 2015 by – Sheri de Grom What are the chances you’ll become an elder orphan? Are you 65 or older, without children and alone? No one knows exactly how many individuals fall into this newly-created medical care category. The theory … Continue reading

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THE ELDERLY AND PTSD

Mental Health/PTSD by: Sheri de Grom Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a difficult mental health condition to treat and terrorizing to live with daily. I’ve written hundreds of pages in my journals, over the years, detailing my own difficulties with … Continue reading

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PATIENT HEAL THYSELF – PHYSICAL VS. MENTAL

Mental Health/Bipolar Disorder/Mortality by: Sheri de Grom We’ve lived with Tom’s bipolar disorder for 26 years and it’s propelled us into a world we never envisioned. Bipolar disorder had come to stay at our home and it was devastating. However, … Continue reading

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MEDICARE – RELIC OF A BYGONE ERA

Medicare/Medical 2015 by – Sheri de Grom Medicare was created by Congress in 1965 under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide health insurance for people aged 65 and older, regardless of income or medical history. Before Medicare, … Continue reading

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FROM CONCEPTION TO DEATH, MEDICARE DETERMINES YOUR HEALTHCARE

Medicare – 2015 by – Sheri de Grom The biggest and best commercial insurance companies have a brand new battle cry. ” IF THEY can do it, WE can do it” has become the medical industry’s standard with the enactment … Continue reading

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MAYBERRY, USA MEETS MEDICARE

Pharmacy/Medical – 2015 by – Sheri de Grom A rural pharmacy, along with a bank, grocery combination dry goods store and post office anchored small towns that were the backbone of America for decades. Four-hundred-ninety rural pharmacies closed their doors … Continue reading

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