Hi, I’m Joe.
My interest in health care
comes from my twenty-five-year career in the nursing home industry. I was a licensed nursing home administrator for nearly ten years followed by 15 years during which I created and ran a chain of eighteen nursing homes in five states. Out of this grew an understanding of the problems of ageing and how difficult health issues can become.
As a result of dealing with the elderly and others with serious illnesses, I became familiar with our health care system as well as learning about how nutrition and drugs affect individual health.
I also have an understanding of the government’s involvement in the health care industry and how it affects people’s lives and the problems associated with running a business essentially controlled by the government through Medicaid and Medicare.
In the years since I left the health care issues, I have been involved in other businesses. For the past twenty years, I have been a real estate broker, another business requiring direct, daily contact with people and helping with the problems of housing in our society.
My life’s experience
has been in helping industries where I dealt directly with individuals, one on one. I have always tried to help those I came in contact to have a better understanding of what they were facing. Whether it was a parent or other relative facing the decision of putting someone in a home or the individual him or herself accepting their new circumstance, I have always tried to be as helpful as possible.
One of the ways I have tried to be helpful to those I worked with has been through education. Whether helping them to know as much as possible about the decisions they were facing or accepting where they were.
The same is true in my real estate career. My goal was always to be sure my clients knew as much as possible about the area they were moving to and to fully understand the process of purchasing a house. This was especially true when I worked with young, first time home buyers. I felt an obligation to educate as thoroughly as possible about the in and outs of buying and financing a new home
The goal of this site
To provide education and information about our ever-changing health care environment. To find and share information about new developments in health care, new products, new services, new ideas stemming from new research.
I will be writing about concerns that have an effect on our health plus ways in which we can help ourselves remain healthy.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to la comment and I’ll be glad to try to help you.
All the best,