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SEPTEMBER AWARD OF EXCELLENCE by DragonsChest
SEPTEMBER AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Congratulations to Paul for winning this month's Award Of Excellence.  As a result he is presented with this certificate and a one month feature of his winning work on my page.  In addition, he is automatically entered into the year end contest where he can win another cool certificate and 1200 deviant points to use as he wishes.  Congrats again Paul, this is well deserved...
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Thank you Jewel and Cadbury for sending me that wonderful Halloween card.  It made my day...
Still Very Sick, but fighting hard to get better.  Lots of love and hugs to my friends and watchers and hope to be back soon.  

ABUSE OF THE ELDERLY

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 2, 2014, 1:45 PM
Skin by NorthBlue
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Sooner or later we grow old, and one of 5 things happen.  The first thing is we die.  The second thing is having home healthcare come and tend to your needs.  Third is what they call Independent Living, which means you live in a facility but can take care of yourself pretty good.  Some have a CNA or some equivalent come and help with meds or a bath.  The forth is Assisted Living, where a person goes when they can no longer care for themselves.  They get baths or showers, help getting dressed, help with medicine, and transported or lifted from one place to the other.  The fifth is either memory care or skilled care.  In either one of these facilities the person is nearly capable of doing most anything for themselves.  They have round the clock service and are given what is called total care.  Per the Washington Post, quality of care for  the elderly ranks 24th when ranked side by side with other countries.  We are the most powerful country in the world, yet we falter when it comes to treating and caring for the elderly population! Most facilities have stopped hiring CNA's (which costs them more money) and hire regular unskilled workers and train them to do the job, and can pay them the minimum wage or close to it.  Now let me make it clear that Skilled Care is the only branch that must have CNA's and cannot hire RA's or Resident Assistants.  My wife is a CNA and does home healthcare, but she used to work in facilities just like the ones I've described.  In one facility she was given 13 people to care for.  The unofficial rule of thumb says that there should only be 5 people to care for per worker.  Because of this, some elderly patients go without a shower, made to stay in soiled clothing, and some even go unfed.  It is not totally the CNA's fault, yet given how many residents they must try and care for, you can count on some neglect.  It is in Memory Care and Assisted Living that most of this takes place because it is loosely regulated.  It seems no one is willing to go to Congress and make them aware of what is going on inside of these facilities for the elderly.  It is my sincere hope that someday someone does, and that change is brought about.  Like I said in the beginning of this diatribe, Sooner or later we all grow old.  Ask yourself if this is how you want to be treated, and if this is how you intend to live.  

Thanks as always to those who have wished me well and a big welcome to my new watchers.  I am still only able to be on here for short periods of time, but I have been doing my best to keep up.  Going to take some pictures of the Aspens changing and will share some with you when I can.  A big thank you to my friend Tracey who keeps me in her prayers and also to Jewel who is the best friend a guy like me could have.  Bless you both.
 

 My continued prayers to my friend Samira, Birgit, Dee, Chas, Selina, and Flori :pray:

To my friends and watchers I wish you a wonderful and prosperous week ahead... :icontimmy64plz:

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MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK


BOOK OF THE MONTH-MOVIE OF THE WEEK
MARY MAGDALENE BRIDE IN EXILE by YeOlDragonStock:rose4you: by spongee0990REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER by YeOlDragonStock


THE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR AUGUST
AUGUST AWARD OF EXCELLENCE by DragonsChestSunflower by KmyGraphicElven Princess by Cinnamoncandy


THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Shadowy by Thelma1Bald eagle by KlaraDrielleA Last Embrace by PhilipHarveyThe golden mermaid by gestiefeltekatzeDancing by the Moon by amorphisssJoyeux anniversaire, Catherine by ShlomitMessicaPower Forest by JdelNidoThe Unbearable Lightness of Being by CanankkLove is in the Air by MayFongDragon de Magma 2 by el-grimlockSteve and Shell.. by candysamuelsDoom by LucasValencioHermes by floriaiglenoirGo Ravens ID II by CinnamoncandyPeacock by ElenaDudinaDiamonds are Forever by philippeLCRESCENT AND GOURDS 2 by NocturneJewelBrave New World.. by J-u-d-a-sTrapped by babsartcreationsstar gazer by tytaniafairyDurga by scorpy-royBola de fuego - MyL by badillafloydPandava's Wife by vector10Halle.. by candysamuelsRed Sonja by Agr1onPink Beauty 2014 by nudagimoRoses for Jamie by IgnisFatuusIIAutumn Is Here by Bojan1558Jumping Dolphin 2014 by nudagimoA strange friendship by megan7Elf Archer by EAHowellWhite Vampire by JdelNidoFamily Love by SweediesArt


IN THE SPOTLIGHT
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Loathing and Fear of Mankind by JenaDellaGrottagliaTrue Heart by JenaDellaGrottagliaNephalem nephilim by JenaDellaGrottagliainfected angle Jena by JenaDellaGrottagliaFindMyWayJena by JenaDellaGrottagliaHarmony's Fable by JenaDellaGrottagliastudygroupJena by JenaDellaGrottagliaFamiliar Ceremonies by JenaDellaGrottagliaSerpentina by JenaDellaGrottagliaMake a Wish by JenaDellaGrottagliayingtomyyangJena1 by JenaDellaGrottagliatechno geisha by JenaDellaGrottaglia


POETRY CORNER

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MY BOOKS
WHISPERS IN THE WIND by DragonsChest TO PURCHASE CLICK HERE www2.xlibris.com/bookstore/boo… THE SONGS OF MARTYRS by DragonsChest TO PURCHASE CLICK HERE bookstore.xlibris.com/Products…

ALSO AVAILABLE THROUGH AMAZON-EBAY-AND BARNES AND NOBLE...


  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Rick Astley
  • Reading: Mary Magdalene Bride In Exile
  • Watching: Revenge Of The Pink Panther
  • Playing: Red Dead Redemption
  • Eating: Chili Macaroni
  • Drinking: Coffee

ABUSE OF THE ELDERLY

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 2, 2014, 1:45 PM
Skin by NorthBlue
Subject


Sooner or later we grow old, and one of 5 things happen.  The first thing is we die.  The second thing is having home healthcare come and tend to your needs.  Third is what they call Independent Living, which means you live in a facility but can take care of yourself pretty good.  Some have a CNA or some equivalent come and help with meds or a bath.  The forth is Assisted Living, where a person goes when they can no longer care for themselves.  They get baths or showers, help getting dressed, help with medicine, and transported or lifted from one place to the other.  The fifth is either memory care or skilled care.  In either one of these facilities the person is nearly capable of doing most anything for themselves.  They have round the clock service and are given what is called total care.  Per the Washington Post, quality of care for  the elderly ranks 24th when ranked side by side with other countries.  We are the most powerful country in the world, yet we falter when it comes to treating and caring for the elderly population! Most facilities have stopped hiring CNA's (which costs them more money) and hire regular unskilled workers and train them to do the job, and can pay them the minimum wage or close to it.  Now let me make it clear that Skilled Care is the only branch that must have CNA's and cannot hire RA's or Resident Assistants.  My wife is a CNA and does home healthcare, but she used to work in facilities just like the ones I've described.  In one facility she was given 13 people to care for.  The unofficial rule of thumb says that there should only be 5 people to care for per worker.  Because of this, some elderly patients go without a shower, made to stay in soiled clothing, and some even go unfed.  It is not totally the CNA's fault, yet given how many residents they must try and care for, you can count on some neglect.  It is in Memory Care and Assisted Living that most of this takes place because it is loosely regulated.  It seems no one is willing to go to Congress and make them aware of what is going on inside of these facilities for the elderly.  It is my sincere hope that someday someone does, and that change is brought about.  Like I said in the beginning of this diatribe, Sooner or later we all grow old.  Ask yourself if this is how you want to be treated, and if this is how you intend to live.  

Thanks as always to those who have wished me well and a big welcome to my new watchers.  I am still only able to be on here for short periods of time, but I have been doing my best to keep up.  Going to take some pictures of the Aspens changing and will share some with you when I can.  A big thank you to my friend Tracey who keeps me in her prayers and also to Jewel who is the best friend a guy like me could have.  Bless you both.
 

 My continued prayers to my friend Samira, Birgit, Dee, Chas, Selina, and Flori :pray:

To my friends and watchers I wish you a wonderful and prosperous week ahead... :icontimmy64plz:

My Decision by DWALKER1047Dragon Chest Banner  Animated Colorado Flag Sookie Zodiac Sagittarious 2 by sookiesookerCommon Courtesy Support by PurpleInk777    


MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK


BOOK OF THE MONTH-MOVIE OF THE WEEK
MARY MAGDALENE BRIDE IN EXILE by YeOlDragonStock:rose4you: by spongee0990REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER by YeOlDragonStock


THE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR AUGUST
AUGUST AWARD OF EXCELLENCE by DragonsChestSunflower by KmyGraphicElven Princess by Cinnamoncandy


THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Shadowy by Thelma1Bald eagle by KlaraDrielleA Last Embrace by PhilipHarveyThe golden mermaid by gestiefeltekatzeDancing by the Moon by amorphisssJoyeux anniversaire, Catherine by ShlomitMessicaPower Forest by JdelNidoThe Unbearable Lightness of Being by CanankkLove is in the Air by MayFongDragon de Magma 2 by el-grimlockSteve and Shell.. by candysamuelsDoom by LucasValencioHermes by floriaiglenoirGo Ravens ID II by CinnamoncandyPeacock by ElenaDudinaDiamonds are Forever by philippeLCRESCENT AND GOURDS 2 by NocturneJewelBrave New World.. by J-u-d-a-sTrapped by babsartcreationsstar gazer by tytaniafairyDurga by scorpy-royBola de fuego - MyL by badillafloydPandava's Wife by vector10Halle.. by candysamuelsRed Sonja by Agr1onPink Beauty 2014 by nudagimoRoses for Jamie by IgnisFatuusIIAutumn Is Here by Bojan1558Jumping Dolphin 2014 by nudagimoA strange friendship by megan7Elf Archer by EAHowellWhite Vampire by JdelNidoFamily Love by SweediesArt


IN THE SPOTLIGHT
:iconjenadellagrottaglia:JENA:iconjenadellagrottaglia:

Loathing and Fear of Mankind by JenaDellaGrottagliaTrue Heart by JenaDellaGrottagliaNephalem nephilim by JenaDellaGrottagliainfected angle Jena by JenaDellaGrottagliaFindMyWayJena by JenaDellaGrottagliaHarmony's Fable by JenaDellaGrottagliastudygroupJena by JenaDellaGrottagliaFamiliar Ceremonies by JenaDellaGrottagliaSerpentina by JenaDellaGrottagliaMake a Wish by JenaDellaGrottagliayingtomyyangJena1 by JenaDellaGrottagliatechno geisha by JenaDellaGrottaglia


POETRY CORNER

:iconsleenthebeast:Tulips for You by KmyGraphic :iconsleenthebeast:



THE JUNK DRAWER



Visitor Map
Create your own visitor map!


Your fairy is called Oak Goblinwitchgreen dragon animated avatar by ftourini
She is a bringer of riches and wealth.
She lives in forests of oak and lime trees.
She is only seen in the enchanted moment between sleep and waking.
She decorates herself with leaves and berries. She has gentle green wings like a butterfly.


My birthday badge

Only To Be Shared On DA by alucard07

MY BOOKS
WHISPERS IN THE WIND by DragonsChest TO PURCHASE CLICK HERE www2.xlibris.com/bookstore/boo… THE SONGS OF MARTYRS by DragonsChest TO PURCHASE CLICK HERE bookstore.xlibris.com/Products…

ALSO AVAILABLE THROUGH AMAZON-EBAY-AND BARNES AND NOBLE...


  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Rick Astley
  • Reading: Mary Magdalene Bride In Exile
  • Watching: Revenge Of The Pink Panther
  • Playing: Red Dead Redemption
  • Eating: Chili Macaroni
  • Drinking: Coffee

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Dave Rogers
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My name is David, and I am 50 years old . I am currently disabled and live in Colorado where I have been since about 1995.
I am a published author, with my poetry books 'Whispers In The Wind' and 'The Songs Of Martyrs.' I have won numerous awards for poetry, and have been published in two anthologies. Poetry is my number one artistic passion, and what I consider my strongest artistic asset. I also love Photo manipulation, and am more of a hobbyist when it comes to that medium.
My favorite music is New Age and Renaissance, but I love any kind of music that has a catchy tune and lyrics.
My favorite author is Bart Ehrman, a professor of religious studies at NCU.
My favorite food is Italian
My favorite color is Burnt Orange
I love the PlayStation 3 system and my favorite game is MLB The Show.
My favorite all time artist is Leonardo Da Vinci
My favorite historical figure is Elizabeth I.
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HarLeezPix Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Hello David :wave:
  I first want to apologize to you and everyone else for such a late and generic reply as I am just so far behind on everything related to DA ... please for give me!! :(
  Next ... I just want to thank you for any :+fav:(s) that you have given to me recently or from the past as they truly are appreciated despite my tardiness in expressing my gratitude!! :nod:
  Take care and I'll try to do better next time!! ;)
  :highfive: ~Lee
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DragonsChest Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Professional Writer
No worries Lee, I completely understand... 
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HarLeezPix Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much David for your understanding!! :handshake: :D
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nudagimo Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Thank you very much, dear David for the :+fav:s :heart:
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DragonsChest Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Writer
Always my pleasure... :hug:
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