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Archive for the ‘Patient Advocacy’ Category

The Spotlight on Seasonal Depression

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Posted on October 21st, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Mental Health, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

The weather is getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and we have less daylight exposure. And we all have heard it, or maybe we are the ones who noticed it ourselves, the claim that our moods are getting darker, too. And indeed there are... Continue Reading »

Patient Advocacy

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Posted on September 30th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Patient Advocacy, Senior Orphans, Something New

This is an exciting week for us, as we are about to co-host the first International Conference on Patient Advocacy (ICOPA) 2019 this coming Thursday, October 3rd through Saturday, October 5th. Right here in Northfield, Illinois! We are proud to... Continue Reading »

Malnutrition and Senior Health

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Posted on September 16th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Caregiver, Nutrition, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

Diet, nutrition and their relationship to our health and well-being, or lack thereof, are known facts. Yet, unfortunately, many seniors are at risk of eating a diet lacking in nutrients, which in turn, can lead to malnutrition and health... Continue Reading »

Cultural Considerations in Health Care

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Posted on September 11th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Caregiving, Integrative Health Care, Leadership, Palliative Care & Hospice, Patient Advocacy, Something New

Last week, we went to a presentation on “Cultural Considerations at the End of Life” at the Northbrook Inn Memory Care Community in Northbrook. The fabulous speakers, Lauren Weldon (Partner at Margolis Weldon, LLC) and Jacqueline Boyd (Owner... Continue Reading »

Advocacy is Leadership

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Posted on September 2nd, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Leadership, Patient Advocacy, Something New, Take Charge

Last month, Teri and Bettina had the great fortune to attend one day of the two days of The Global Leadership Summit at the Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Il. What a fabulous and inspiring day!! The presentations were …... Continue Reading »

Ageism in the Health Care Setting

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As Patient Advocates, we advocate for all people with any kind of a medical need. Many of our clients have complex medical conditions, but not all do. We have clients of all ages, but a large number of our clients are the elderly; these are... Continue Reading »

Not Just Old

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Posted on August 19th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Alzheimer's and Dementia, Inspiring Stories, Patient Advocacy

In our culture, youth is worshipped. Aging means decline, cognitive and physical decline, something we don’t like. Something that is a source of frustration to us younger ones, like when we find ourselves in line behind such an elder at the... Continue Reading »