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...900. Another third underestimate the cost of assisted living, about $3,400. One in 5 wrongly thought a home health aide costs less than $1,000 a month.Contrary to popular belief, Medicare doesn't pay for the most common long-term...

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Community
Homer nurse writes memoir

...to improve, so I said, 'That was really good, but you should talk to your patient more,'" Sorensen writes. A health aide, Clara, told her she didn't need to do that, and proceeded to show her how Natives communicated without speaking...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-03-31/homer-nurse-writes-memoir
News
Home is where the care is

...people are ill or injured, but they don't know it is skilled nursing," Jackson said. "They might think it is home health aides, personal care attendants and that kind of thing. "They don't realize we are going in there and doing IV therapy...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-05-05/home-is-where-the-care-is
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Air Force veteran hits bumpy air: Lack of communication leads to lack of needed health care

...was providing a PCA, 1st Choice told Thomas it would cancel its PCA service and try to get approval to provide a home health aide. In the meantime, Creary is "pretty much bedridden," Thomas said. "It's because they discontinued therapy and...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/090809/new_488899850.shtml
Inhalant abuse suspected in village death

...White, 24, was unconscious outside his family's home with a 100-pound bottle of propane next to him. Village health aides had attempted to resuscitate White without success when troopers arrived. White was declared dead at the scene. According...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/080201/ala_080201ala006pm0001.shtml
Telemedicine advances making difference in northwest Alaska

...doctor was able to see what was going on and talk the health aide through it,'' said Dr. Janet Shackles, medical...provides good-quality graphics so the doctors can walk health aides through the procedures and is relatively easy to use...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/090500/ala_090500alapm0010001.shtml
Public health nurse pursues new healthy endeavors

...in the villages included administering immunization programs, health planning, counseling and working with village health aides. When necessary, she referred patients to local physicians. Generally, health concerns were much the same everywhere...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/091204/people_091204peo001001.shtml
Nulato man dies in snowmachine accident

...A Nulato man has died of injuries he suffered in a snowmachine accident. Alaska State Troopers said the Nulato health aide called them at 3:23 a.m. Wednesday to report the death of Victor Alexie Sr., 66. Troopers said Alexie was driving...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/013102/ala_013102ala0010001.shtml
alaska
Prognosis good for medical field

...providers have set up shop yet in Cooper Landing, and Anchor Point lost its physician. Peninsula villages rely on health aides or visits from the itinerant public health nurse. Boedeker recommended that future medical services should be discussed...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/030202/bus_econ02bus005.shtml
Business
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...Homer served the state of Alaska as a public health nurse from 1979 to 2004. Most recently she has provided community health aide services in Port Graham and Nanwalek clinics and provided nursing services to K-12 students in rural communities...

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