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Archive for the ‘Patient Advocacy’ Category

Active Advocates and the Importance of a Care Conference

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Posted on January 21st, 2019 by Anna Dolezal, under Inspiring Stories, Long Term Care, Medical Planning, Patient Advocacy, Something New, Tips & Resources

NShore's RN Patient Advocates are constantly on the go For most blogs, we like to share news about our industry and updates we think are worth knowing. For our latest blog series, we've decided to shine the light on what some of our advocates are... Continue Reading »

Interview with an advocate – Jen McAnney

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Posted on December 19th, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Patient Advocacy, Something New

Jennifer McAnney is one of NShore's newest advocates. For this week's blog, I sat down with her to get her perspective on the field. 1. You’re coming to NShore after working primarily in hospital settings. What is your initial impression of... Continue Reading »

Winter Storms: Risks and Reminders for Seniors

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Posted on November 27th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy

Chicago was hit with quite the snow storm this week What better time to remind our readers (and ourselves) of some of the risks for seniors associated with heavy snows? Further, what better time to remind ourselves what it means to be a good... Continue Reading »

When the patient advocate becomes the patient: how to advocate for yourself

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Posted on November 20th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Something New, Take Charge

Last week I underwent a MAKO robotic assisted left total knee replacement and got to experience, once again, what it feels like to be on the receiving end of the healthcare system. I decided months ago that I wanted the best surgeon I could get... Continue Reading »

Revisiting your yearly physical

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Posted on November 1st, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Healthcare Reform, Medical Planning, Patient Advocacy

Staying engaged in your healthcare is hard But we all know it's necessary. Different demographics reflect various levels of engagement in staying active in their care. One thing we're all told, though, is that at minimum we should be having a... Continue Reading »

LGBTQ Discrimination in Older Adults

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Posted on October 17th, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Long Term Care, Medical Planning, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

Last month, the New York Times reported a story on a married lesbian couple who were turned away from a continuing care retirement community That article can be found here. The facility turned down the couple on the basis of their cohabitation... Continue Reading »

Catching flies with vinegar

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Posted on September 25th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Infections, Patient Advocacy

Everyone's heard the old adage You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. But it seems to be one worth repeating again. And again. A client of ours went through a “series of unfortunate events” at the hospital recently. She was admitted... Continue Reading »