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Archive for the ‘Patient Advocacy’ Category

Get to Know Your Advocate – Sibyl Yau

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Posted on December 11th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Inspiring Stories, Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

Q: Let’s start with the obvious; what you drew you to patient advocacy? A: I’m an only child and my parents were older when I was born. My mother was 36 when she had me, so I grew up with older parents who had healthcare issues. I became a... Continue Reading »

Patient-Centered Care: Fact or Fiction?

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Posted on November 29th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Healthcare Reform, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

Patient-Center Care is the new best practice As 2017 comes to its end, almost all of us have heard about the shift in US healthcare to patient-centered care. It makes sense, too. In today’s fractured healthcare landscape, care should be all about... Continue Reading »

Your Lifestyle and Dementia

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Posted on October 2nd, 2017 by Sally Perkins, under Alzheimer's and Dementia, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

Taking Action to Prevent Dementia: Your Lifestyle Choices Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is one of the leading illnesses in the United States amongst older people.  Approximately 5.3 million over 65 is affected  - roughly one in ten. Because... Continue Reading »

Advocating for Lower Healthcare Costs for Seniors

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Posted on August 7th, 2017 by Sally Perkins, under Insurance & Billing, Patient Advocacy

Advocating for Lower Healthcare Costs for Seniors One of the biggest financial stressors currently facing seniors (among both pre-retirees and retirees) is the rising cost of healthcare. A combination of factors has made healthcare an ongoing... Continue Reading »

How Professional Patient Advocates Help Seniors

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Posted on August 3rd, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Tips & Resources

The Professional Patient Advocacy Movement The private professional patient advocacy movement is one of the fastest growing healthcare industries in the US. The growth is due to an increasingly complex and fast paced healthcare system. Private... Continue Reading »

10 Ways to Prevent Medical Errors from Happening to You

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Posted on July 24th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Medical Error, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

Leading Cause of Death       You count on doctors and hospitals to protect your heath. But unthinkably, sometimes the opposite happens. Medical error is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S., according to a recent study by Johns... Continue Reading »

Churches Filling the Gap for Seniors in Need

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Posted on July 17th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Senior Orphans

Faith Leaders Help Seniors in Need   One of my favorite referral partners is a local church!  They refer individuals to NShore Patient Advocates that require more complex care management.  These individuals require an advanced practice nurse... Continue Reading »