Top 10 Things Disabled Households Need: Part 2 of the Medically Fragile

Regardless of which illnesses, disability or physical handicap with limited adaptability are present in the home, the needs always outnumber the resources available. Whether it be mental energy to return phone calls and sort mail, or enough reserved to cook a hot meal and scrub the toilets, disabilities causing frailty can impede the ability to... Continue Reading →

Understanding the Emotions of the Disabled &Medically Fragile Home (Part 1) It is difficult to express what it is like to live as a disabled person. To describe the plight and daily life of households where every member is either stricken with illness, physical handicap, have a significant cognitive disorder or mental health condition. Many... Continue Reading →

10 Steps to Accommodate Illness and Disabilities During Holidays

No, if and or buts. It sucks being sick on or around the holidays. From bummed out grumbles, to out-right fits of anger. Is there a way for them to still be worth celebrating? Or not? Well, I guess we could just give up and feel sorry for ourselves, or apologize to everyone around us... Continue Reading →

Disability VS Handicap: Can We Really Say Which is the Worst?

If there is one issue that irks me the most in regards to fragile households, it's the constant bickering of who is worse, more sick, or the least functional. It certainly is not a commonplace conversation occurring in the average home. Most families are not faced with those comparisons at all. However, within the community... Continue Reading →

Mending Mental Mayhem: Part Two-Emotional Delegation

It continues to amaze me how impactful a tired mind can be when managing a house full of chronically sick people. It is a marathon for the emotional structures within oneself and within the family. I also knew I needed to take a few steps back to gather some energy for what is ahead for... Continue Reading →

I’ve Got Mad Skillz – Anger Regulation in Fragile Homes

There are many ways to describe people who have amazing and sometimes uncanny abilities. Typically we all know one person who has some variety of oddball talent that is completely useless, yet privately we are jealous. My father, David Juers, has become a very good photographer in retirement and it's stunning to see his creative eye... Continue Reading →

Is Your Medicare Plan Dis-Advantaged?

  A medically fragile home has few issues more compelling than how to cover medical costs. Being income restricted, and mobility strained, getting the right information to make decisions is essential. Functioning in my disabled state means doing things as efficiently as possible.  Keeping long-term goals of health in mind, I look to utilize as... Continue Reading →

The Fragile Home – Resource & Restoration

For many people, nothing brings more hope for relief after a long frustrating week like Fridays. Thank goodness for Friday right? Well, chances are if you are a disabled household, or caring for a family with medically fragile members in chronic crisis, Friday does not carry the same joyful anticipation of rest, healthier households look forward to.  Especially if... Continue Reading →

Brace for Impact – Political Health

The new year has blown in with an unkind surge. Along with the trite old custom of "New Year Resolutions", the roll-over of a new Medical Policy renewal period has taken place. That's right people, brace for impact. Your outrageous and infuriating new year deductibles, copayments, coinsurance, prior authorizations requirements and newly unlisted 3rd Tier... Continue Reading →

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