"Instead of taking one big vacation each year, I enjoy getting away for several long weekends — whether it's to a local destination or somewhere more exotic, like Puerto Rico. I also make it a priority in my day-to-day life to take time for myself since I know how important it is for caregivers to take care of themselves as well. For me, that may mean going to the spa, playing sports or even just trying a new restaurant." — Debbie Harry-Miller, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Heritage Senior Living, West Allis, WI
Americans don't like to think about their eventual long-term care needs and don't have a realistic understanding of how the long-term care system works, according to a poll released Wednesday. Given that other surveys have reported similar findings for years, the results show the public's consistent lack of knowledge about long-term care.
I won't know what to think about polls until I find out how other Americans feel about them. Until then, put me down as undecided. But, seriously, here's one that intrigues me, because it actually attempts to measure perceptions of presidential character in real-life terms.
The first rule of any debate, or "heated" discussion, is to know your definitions. If you don't, not much else matters. With caregiving, it comes down to knowing your people.
A new poll released Thursday by the American Health Care Association suggests strong public support for extending federal Medicaid funding.