SAFE DISCHARGE 

  Two words. Very critical concept! As patient advocates, we have been approached by patients and their families who were not properly prepared for their own or their loved one’s discharge from a hospital, or other medical facility…
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Take Breath

We hear a lot about "breath" these days: breathwork, breathing treatments, breathing techniques, and more. Understandably so, since every system in the body relies on oxygen: cognition, digestion, immune response, stress levels, sleep. And especially…
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Bye Bye 2021. Welcome 2021

Bye Bye 2021. Welcome 2022.   It’s finally here, the last day of 2021. It was another year, that was dominated by COVID and put us through many various challenges. However, this past year has not been all bad, there were many good…
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MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT 2022

Important Dates Open Enrollment for Medicare is here. Here are the 2022 Annual Enrollment Period Dates: October 15, 2021 Annual enrollment period begins; this is the first day you can enroll. December 7, 2021 Annual enrollment period…
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The Cost of Senior Living Versus In-Home Care

“Can I afford senior living?” “Isn’t it cheaper to stay at home instead of moving to a senior living community?” “I’m still capable enough, why would I need to move into a senior community?” These are common questions we hear.…
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June Was World Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Last month was World Elder Abuse Awareness Month. While June has passed, elder abuse hasn’t. We came across this valuable post by Cissie Gerber from Right at Home and want to share it to raise awareness! Thank your for reading and hopefully…
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Why Nurses Matter – A Personal Reflection

This past week I had a uniquely memorable and inspiring experience. I was invited to speak about my career path and the role I play as a private professional RN patient advocate. When I arrived at the venue, a small classroom lab at the College…
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Patient Advocacy’s Power in Giving Voice to Minority Clients

Racial Disparity in Healthcare COVID-19, with its large-scale impact on our entire country (and beyond), has exposed what many already know – the disparities in healthcare; and it propelled them into our consciousness! One of the disparities…
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The Mediterranean Diet

Many of us probably made the common New Year’s resolution to eat better this year! Especially with COVID-19 lingering around, we understand how vital it is to improve our overall health. But how are we to implement that? What diet to…
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Cultural Considerations in Health Care

Today, I repost this blog post from September 2019. Due to COVID-19 restriction, hospitals, and congregate-care facilities, and to some degree medical offices, often don’t allow anyone but the patient inside. Misunderstandings based on cultural…