I wonder how many senators and representatives have spent time working in nursing homes, where 2/3 of the residents are on Medicaid. My suspicion is not many. I wonder if they understand the intensity of care required for people with end-stage dementia, COPD, Parkinson's disease, and other chronic conditions, conditions that can strike anyone. I wonder how many people who vote in this country understand what actually goes on in long-term care facilities and skilled nursing facilities, and what caring for and dying from these diseases actually means. I suspect people would not be so keen to cut Medicaid after all, or re-institute caps on insurance reimbursement, if it were their husband or wife lingering in end-stage Alzheimers, needing to be fed, bathed, positioned, changed, and never left alone for five years. And yes, that happens. ... See MoreSee Less
Kerry EganAlso, to all nurses, aides, activities directors, SWs, maintenance people, chaplains, and everyone else who works in long-term care, you have my deepest respect, admiration, and gratitude.5 days ago · 3
Stephanie CharlesI wonder how many senators and representatives have worked with special needs children and their families, many of whom cannot afford specialized care for their loved ones. This might be specialists, therapists, counselors, special school programs.. cutting Medicaid for people who may not be able to provide care for their children without it, is just wrong.5 days ago · 1
Marie NicollI took care of my mother and her bills. There is seven of us kids. Why rely on anyone, when the family can take care of their own. Parents take care of us for years. We owe that back to them. Just mo.3 days ago
Kerry Egan shared Ungerleider Palliative Care Education Fund's live video.
Ungerleider Palliative Care Education Fund
I was so honored to be invited to speak at the Ungerleider Palliative Care Education Fund Lecture Series at California Pacific Medical Center last week. I spoke about spiritual care for both patients and clinicians. Take a peek, if you're interested. (I had no idea I gesticulated that wildly while speaking. Do I do that all the time?) ... See MoreSee Less
Best-selling author and hospice chaplain, Kerry Egan speaking at the Ungerleider Palliative Care Education Fund Lecture Series in San Francisco.
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And if you aren't in San Francisco, please join us on Facebook Live! (Yes, I'm quite intimidated by this idea, but I'm just praying that it goes great.) ... See MoreSee Less
Can't join us in person for our next Ungerleider Palliative Care Education Fund Lecture with Best-Selling author and hospice chaplain, Kerry Egan? We will be streaming LIVE from the event HERE at 5:30pm PST on Wednesday, May 24th. Don't miss it!