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Information about all aspects of finances affected by a serious health condition. Includes income sources such as work, investments, and private and government disability programs, and expenses such as medical bills, and how to deal with financial problems.
Information about all aspects of health care from choosing a doctor and treatment, staying safe in a hospital, to end of life care. Includes how to obtain, choose and maximize health insurance policies.
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Places In Which To Receive Care

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As with other aspects of your health care, you are in control of where that care is given.

You can receive immediate care from the following: your Doctor (in the office and sometimes even in your home), Retail Centers, Urgent-Care Clinics, Company Clinics or Emergency Rooms.

More extensive care is provided in hospitals.

  • Before you need one, decide which of the hospitals that you have access to is best for you.
  • It is advisable to plan now for the possibility of going into a hospital, including what to take, and how to best access an emergency room. While we can't convert a stay to a day in a spa, we do provide advice on maximizing your hospital stay, including staying safe from infection or medical error.
  • Don't leave the hospital without preplanning. Even if you have insurance, check the bill when you get out since such a horrendous percentage of them are wrong -- and not usually in your favor.

Ongoing care is also available at home [a wide array of help is available, including hospice (end-of-life) care if it comes to that], an assisted living facility or a nursing home. You may even find that a retirement community fills your needs. It is advisable to think through each alternative and research quality before making a choice.

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