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Caught In The Middle, Part 2: When One Slice Of The Bread Gets A Little Crumbly

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Posted on April 14th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Sandwich Generation, Tips & Resources

We all strive to remain independent and competent throughout our lives. It is safe to say that we wish the same for our aging parents. Members of the Sandwich Generation are already juggling so much with having both children and parents over age 65.... Continue Reading »

Caught In The Middle: The Sandwich Generation

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Posted on March 23rd, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Sandwich Generation, Tips & Resources

We are hearing more and more about the “Sandwich Generation”.  This is a phrase coined to describe those who are caring for their children while also taking care of aging parents. The Sandwich Generation supersedes the groups “Baby... Continue Reading »

Money, Ethics, and Healthcare

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Posted on January 13th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Inspiring Stories, Patient Advocacy

I heard a story from a friend this week that made me cringe. A woman came to me with a plea to help her son. He had previously been admitted to a hospital with a kidney stone that was causing severe pain. The urologist had placed a stent into the... Continue Reading »

An Investment Worth Making

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Posted on December 7th, 2015 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Tips & Resources

Nurse Advocates Work for You! Often we are asked if private advocates bill Medicare or if our services are covered by insurance companies, and the short answer is: No! Private advocates work only for our clients.  Our lines of allegiance would... Continue Reading »

Grief and Loss Compound Medical Challenges

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Posted on November 6th, 2015 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Tips & Resources

As seniors age, more and more losses collide with one another so that the elderly person becomes more and more aware of his own mortality and bodily limitations. Often, when one spouse dies, the remaining person can be overcome with the void... Continue Reading »

The Problem with Skilled Nursing Home Placement Today

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Posted on October 13th, 2015 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Tips & Resources

One of the most frequent requests we receive is for help in finding quality long term skilled care for adults with disabilities or seniors who need 24 hour nursing care. We hear the distress in the voices of families who are seeking high... Continue Reading »

Private Advocates Wear Many Hats

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Posted on September 17th, 2015 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

Sometimes when adult children come to us with parents facing declining health, there are multiple issues hiding behind the presenting problem. It’s very hard for adult children to know when the time has come to consider transitioning to a safer... Continue Reading »