Metta Johnson & Associates

Metta Johnson & Associates Our team of RNs and LCSWs provides comprehensive care management, providing guidance for your loved one's health care and daily living needs.
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09/02/2021

Above and Beyond: Transforming An Old Pill Bottle Into Up-To-Date Care
When Mrs Smith arrived in Georgia to visit family, they didn't realize how progressed her dementia was. Although she had significant health issues, all she had with her was a plastic grocery bag of a few old and expired medications. She had no wallet or purse with any identifying information. Michael was able to reverse engineer all of the needed information when he was appointed her guardian. He used the most recent pill bottle to contact the pharmacy and obtain her health insurance information. This allowed him to create a patient portal, review the Explanation of Benefits and find her previous medical providers. He obtained medical records and demographic information needed to establish care in Georgia. Mrs Smith now has an ID, local care providers, an up-to-date medication list maintained by Michael, a replacement of her Original Medicare card and her new Medicare advantage plan. All of this from one old pill bottle.
These stories have been shared with the permission of the client and/or identifying information has been changed for privacy.

Michael enjoyed presenting on LGBTQ+ Seniors and Aging with Joanna Hurley of Hurley Elder Law at the Georgia Gerontologi...
08/24/2021

Michael enjoyed presenting on LGBTQ+ Seniors and Aging with Joanna Hurley of Hurley Elder Law at the Georgia Gerontological Society annual conference.

Fantastic news! "Pfizer's COVID Vaccine Gets Full Approval From The FDA"!
08/23/2021
Pfizer's COVID Vaccine Gets Full Approval From The FDA

Fantastic news! "Pfizer's COVID Vaccine Gets Full Approval From The FDA"!

The approval replaces the emergency use authorizations granted last December and could make it easier for employers, the military and universities to mandate vaccination.

While the Biden's order for nursing homes to require staff be vaccinated doesn't have a set date, "“Some facilities have...
08/23/2021
Biden’s no-jab-no-job order creates quandary for nursing homes

While the Biden's order for nursing homes to require staff be vaccinated doesn't have a set date, "“Some facilities have already placed vaccination requirements on employees, including PruittHealth, a large Southern nursing home chain. The company set an Oct. 1 deadline for employees to have received at least an initial dose of vaccine. About 45% of its nursing home workforce has received a shot. PruittHealth said only medical and religious exemptions to its vaccine mandate will be considered on a case-by-case basis”

Vaccine mandate should apply to all healthcare providers so workers who refuse vaccination won’t have a reason to change jobs within the industry.

Dr Schmidtke does an excellent job of explaining the meaning of breakthrough infections. We have seen first hand how the...
08/04/2021
Delta flips the script, 01Aug2021

Dr Schmidtke does an excellent job of explaining the meaning of breakthrough infections.
We have seen first hand how the vaccine has helped our seniors get through a COVID infection with minimal illness.

The COVID Digest

07/07/2021

Above and Beyond: Empowering Independence

Mrs. Jackson has always been an independent person. Having run her own business since her 20s, she knew how to get things done. Her family grew concerned as her house begin to fall into disrepair, and she began having health issues. Metta and Linda worked to gain Mrs. Jackson’s trust helping her through her health issues. The time came for Mrs. Jackson to move. Although many family and friends had attempted to help before, none had succeeded. With compassion and assertiveness Metta and Linda were able to get Mrs. Jackson into an assisted living where her health has improved, and she maintains independence.

These stories have been shared with the permission of the client and/or identifying information has been changed for privacy.

An amazing episode of Here and Now, Michael J Fox shares about his book "No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers ...
07/06/2021
COVID-19 Survivors Mark July 4th; Michael J. Fox On Optimism : Here & Now

An amazing episode of Here and Now, Michael J Fox shares about his book "No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality".

COVID-19 survivors added pops of yellow to their July 4th decor to show solidarity with the more than 600,000 people who have died of the disease in the U.S. Survivor Marjorie Roberts participated. And, Michael J. Fox talks about his book "No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality."

07/01/2021
dcs.megaphone.fm

A great podcast from NRP on guardianships and conservatorships. While the Britany Spears case is certainly unusual, being sure that a guardianship and/or conservatorship is appropriate for a person is essential.

https://buff.ly/3dvmR2T

Thanks CaraVita Home Care!
06/18/2021

Thanks CaraVita Home Care!

One of the many things we have learned from COVID-19 is that Long Term Care facilities need a significantly new approach...
06/16/2021
An Ethic of Care Needed in Long-term Care System

One of the many things we have learned from COVID-19 is that Long Term Care facilities need a significantly new approach.

‘Commitment to personal autonomy is an inherent feature of an LTC ethic of care.’

Advancements in Alzheimer's treatment are encouraging, at the same time we want to make sure the treatment is a benefici...
06/04/2021
FDA Mulls Over Approval Of Controversial Alzheimer's Drug

Advancements in Alzheimer's treatment are encouraging, at the same time we want to make sure the treatment is a beneficial as it sounds.

The FDA is poised to decide whether to approve aducanumab, a drug to treat Alzheimer's. It's proved highly effective at removing the sticky amyloid plaques associated with the disease from the brain.

Happy Pride Month!We are excited to announce Michael will be presenting with Hurley Elder Law at this year's annual Geor...
06/01/2021
2021 Annual Conference | Georgia Gerontology Society

Happy Pride Month!
We are excited to announce Michael will be presenting with Hurley Elder Law at this year's annual Georgia Gerontology Society conference in August. They will be speaking on LGBTQIA Seniors and Aging: Planning for Care, Finding Support & Understanding the Law.

2021 ANNUAL CONFERENCE 66th Annual GGS ConferenceAugust 9-11, 2021Lanier Islands Legacy LodgeIn-Person & Virtual After careful consideration, your GGS Board has made the decision to offer a hybrid conference. What does this mean? Attendees will have the opportunity to attend in-person or virtually.....

We're exited to introduce the newest member of our care management team! Kathy comes with an amazing breadth of experien...
05/19/2021
Kathy Escandon | mettajohnson.com

We're exited to introduce the newest member of our care management team! Kathy comes with an amazing breadth of experience and a warm heart that is the hallmark of a Metta Johnson and Associates care manager.

BSN RN Care Manager Kathy has 26 years of nursing experience including critical care, medical/oncology, outpatient hemodialysis and home health care. She rose in management while working in the hospital and dialysis clinic. Kathy will bring her knowledge of the healthcare system to her clients ...

Metta enjoyed the networking event hosted by Peachtree Hills Place this morning! It's always great seeing familiar faces...
05/18/2021

Metta enjoyed the networking event hosted by Peachtree Hills Place this morning! It's always great seeing familiar faces!

Metta enjoyed the networking event hosted by Peachtree Hills Place this morning! It's always great seeing familiar faces!

A great video on the 2020 legislative issues COAGE has helped with. It also lays out items planned in 2021. If you watch...
05/06/2021
Engage with CO-AGE 2021

A great video on the 2020 legislative issues COAGE has helped with. It also lays out items planned in 2021. If you watch closely, you will see Michael attending a work group meeting. Become a member today to help advocate for our aging population.

Engage with CO-AGE 2021

04/20/2021

Another episode of "A day in the life of a care manager."

A fantastic milestone to reach!
04/19/2021
Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

A fantastic milestone to reach!

WASHINGTON (AP) — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination...

Have you heard of the "Sweetheart Scam?" The scammer pretends to develop romantic feelings and then starts asking for mo...
03/30/2021
Avoid This Latest Elderly Scam

Have you heard of the "Sweetheart Scam?" The scammer pretends to develop romantic feelings and then starts asking for money. Yet another scam our seniors need to be aware of.

Atlanta Home Care Partners, leaders of Atlanta personal care services at home, explain the “Sweetheart Elderly Scam” and signs that your loved one might be a victim.

With the New York Times piece on Brittany Spears and a Netflix movie on professional guardianship, this is a hot topic r...
03/29/2021
#FreeBritney – Guardianship, Conservatorship and Mental Illness

With the New York Times piece on Brittany Spears and a Netflix movie on professional guardianship, this is a hot topic right now. Some great information from attorney Diane Weinberg.

Entertainment news has been dominated this year by stories about Britney Spears and her fight to have her father, Jamie Spears, removed as the co-conservator of her assets. Currently, Britney’s assets are managed by two co-conservators – Jamie Spears and Bessemer Trust. Interestingly, Britney do...

Great news! The logistics of this will be an issue but sometimes it's about progress more than perfection.
03/23/2021
All Georgia adults will be eligible for coronavirus vaccines starting Thursday

Great news! The logistics of this will be an issue but sometimes it's about progress more than perfection.

All Georgia adults can receive coronavirus vaccines beginning Thursday, Gov. Brian Kemp said as he announced a dramatic expansion of eligibility in a state still facing challenges in distributing the lifesaving doses.

We are excited that the Department of Public Health has provided a new order allowing visitors to facilities (with a lot...
03/19/2021

We are excited that the Department of Public Health has provided a new order allowing visitors to facilities (with a lot of considerations and guidelines). It's going to look different a little different at each facility, so don't be surprised if your loved one's facility might be doing it differently than the one for your neighbor. You will see us there with our new Metta Johnson & Associates masks over our KN95s as well as buttons that have our pictures of our smiling faces.

We are excited that the Department of Public Health has provided a new order allowing visitors to facilities (with a lot of considerations and guidelines). It's going to look different a little different at each facility, so don't be surprised if your loved one's facility might be doing it differently than the one for your neighbor. You will see us there with our new Metta Johnson & Associates masks over our KN95s as well as buttons that have our pictures of our smiling faces.

03/11/2021
Georgia COVID-19 Vaccine Spotter

A great resource to find COVID vaccines. It remains difficult to find them without a long wait in metro Atlanta though.

A tool to help you track down COVID-19 vaccine appointment openings at Georgia pharmacies. Updated every minute.

Great news from the CDC on what activities a vaccinated person can do safely. Now, lets work on continuing to vaccinate ...
03/08/2021
CDC Says It's Safe For Vaccinated People To Do These Activities

Great news from the CDC on what activities a vaccinated person can do safely. Now, lets work on continuing to vaccinate people.

New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can gather indoors in some circumstances but should keep wearing masks in public.

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