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July 2013 - Posts

COTA Thoughts

July 29, 2013 10:55 AM by Tim Banish
Life is always full of change, isn't it? From the time we're born till the day we pass away there is always something new to learn that can or will change our life. Sometimes it is unexpected, other times it can be foreseen from a distance. One thing Read More...
Is the Affordable Care Act Good Enough for Everyone?
July 23, 2013 12:14 PM by Tim Banish
Bringing medical expenses to reasonable and affordable rates is what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is supposed to do, however the question still remains if it will lower or increase costs. As it gets closer to the official start though, some of our Congress Read More...
The End of Social Security?
July 18, 2013 11:57 AM by Tim Banish
No, Social Security is not ending completely. Congress is looking at changes however to up the age bracket for when you can begin collecting. Social Security was established years ago to help the working person survive after retiring but with so many Read More...
Are Long-Term Care Providers Passing the Buck?
July 15, 2013 4:35 PM by Tim Banish
When a person comes to a long term care facility for rehab they are often unaware of what to expect. Everything is different for them, but the staff is there doing their job every day. Staff is trained on their job duties, but a trend I noted before retiring Read More...
July 8, 2013 4:20 PM by Tim Banish
I see a lot of comparisons to the work a CNA does compared to a COTA. Some COTAs complain that they are nothing more than a glorified CNA. I know that the work as a COTA does entail a lot of personal care, but that is where the job similarity ends. A Read More...
Affordable Care Act Delayed
July 3, 2013 4:25 PM by Tim Banish
Congress has decided to delay the Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare) for one year. Small businesses with fewer than fifty employees now have until 2015 before they must offer health insurance to their workers. In response to this news, stock prices Read More...