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One Job That Can’t Be Outsourced

Monday Oct 23, 2017

I decided to work in home health care in Fort Lauderdale because it’s really the best career move a young person like me can make. Eventually I want to go to school to become a registered nurse with a focus on elderly care, so it made sense to look into a position at a local nursing home. I thought I could be a CNA or something similar, but they suggested I consider doing in home health care. It’s actually a growing field as many people don’t want to leave their homes so they require assistance in the form of a person who visits them.

Florida is probably ground zero for innovations in elderly care because as everyone knows many retirees move to the state from all around the country. Sometimes I wonder how many nursing homes there are in this state. It’s got to be a large number. Add in all the people who are now getting help at home and the number is positively staggering. I’m glad they suggested I do the home thing because working in an actual home can be a bit depressing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Building Foam Puzzles with My Granddaughter

Wednesday Oct 18, 2017

My old knees kind of make it so I want to stay off of the floor, but our granddaughter is of the age where the floor is pretty much her entire world of discovery right now. Tea parties and stuffed animal slumber parties are all held on the floor. She can jump up and move on to the next thing that interests her, and I have to creak, click, pop and groan to get up. I looked for floor puzzles for 3 year old children to get something that would let us be able to spend more time in one spot on the floor. I stand up and am over six-foot tall. She is closer to the floor, so things are more interesting there for her. Read the rest of this entry »

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I Need a New Chiropractor

Monday Oct 9, 2017

I have had problems with my back for a rather long time, the root of it is actually rather embarrassing. When I was in college I used to drink a good deal on occasion, or more succinctly I drink to excess on occasion. That was what happened, although I was also trying to impress a very attractive young lady. I took a fall and at the time I laughed about it, but the next morning I was in pretty serious pain. A Petaluma chiropractor fixed it for me back then, although it took me a good while to figure out that this was what I needed to do about it. If you go to see a doctor about this sort of issue, they will likely offer to give you a bottle of pills for pain. Read the rest of this entry »

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Someone Reminded Me to Try to Get Help in a Different Way

Sunday Oct 8, 2017

I’m always surprised when someone has to remind me of something that I know is important, yet I have forgotten about it. One good example of this is when someone questioned why I hadn’t gone to a Sacramento chiropractor to be assessed for my bad back. I was taken aback for a moment because I had known for many years how helpful chiropractors can be, but I hadn’t thought about it over the two years that I had been struggling with chronic pain. Nothing had been helping me, and I knew that chiropractic help was my last hope.

I wish I could say that I saw the back troubles coming early on. If I had seen them coming on, I might have been able to do something about it. Instead, what happened is that I was sitting outside on my woooden deck while throwing the ball to my dog so that he could fetch it. Read the rest of this entry »

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