The Topeka Capital-Journal recently talked with Karren Weichert, president and CEO of Midland Care in Topeka, about the hospice care industry. Excerpts from the discussion with Weichert, a professional in the field since 1990, follow. Q: What is hospice, and how does one qualify for hospice services? Weichert: Hospice is something people reach for when they are no longer seeking a cure for their disease. It’s usually paid for and qualified through the federal Medicare services.
Hospice, a medical practice largely funded by Medicare, is for those who are no longer trying to cure their illness, those whom a doctor has verified as expected to die in six months or less. But sometimes you don’t have six months. Take Topekan Michael Murphy. “In February, his doctor said he had about a month,” said his daughter, Brenda Kelsey. “It was just about spot on.” Michael Murphy’s fight with cancer was much longer than a month. He knew something was wrong as early as 2014.
Topeka's city government announced Thursday it will postpone the sale of sales tax revenue bonds to acquire Heartland Park Topeka and expand its STAR bond district while the Kansas Court of Appeals considers granting a stay in a lawsuit regarding the city's plan to buy that racing facility.The city's governing body voted last week to authorize the city staff to proceed with steps needed to market and sell reissued STAR bonds to help bring about the proposed purchase.
@MattBruenig Many studies echo that millennials prefer flex/work-from-home opportunities (which in turn affect childcare, etc.) to increased pay, so i think a comparison there would also be germane to the discussion of small businesses.
@MattBruenig Not fetishizing small business over here, but anecdotal evidence also suggests a greater degree of personal flexibility in schedule, work/life balance at small business than in corporate structure. Is there a way to quantify whether this is accurate or no?
@MattBruenig Did the wage gap include CEO and senior level management salaries in calculating the average corporate employee pay? Wondering if momnpop shops have a smaller disparity in senior vs. junior staff pay?
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