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Archive for the ‘Inspiring Stories’ Category

Victory Gardens as Therapy during Shelter-in-Home

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Posted on April 29th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Alternative Therapies, Inspiring Stories, Social Distancing, Take Charge

Stay-at-Home shelter has been expanded to May 30th in Illinois, other states have expanded their orders, too. While we all understand the importance of this measure for our protection, every person experiences this situation differently, depending... Continue Reading »

Silver Linings in the Age of Social Distancing

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Posted on April 2nd, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Inspiring Stories, Social Distancing, Take Charge

It has been over a week now, that we have officially been under the order to “shelter-in-place”; although factually it has been three weeks now that our lives have slowed down. These have been interesting weeks, to say the least, filled... Continue Reading »

Experiences in the Age of Dementia

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Posted on February 5th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Alzheimer's and Dementia, Caregiver, Caregiving, Inspiring Stories, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

I just came across this quote from The Purple Sherpa (https://www.thepurplesherpa.org), and immediately thought of how true this is in my own relationship with my father: When you think about whether to visit someone who’s living with... 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 »

Canines and Cancer

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Posted on March 19th, 2019 by Teri Dreher, under Inspiring Stories, Something New

Man's Best Friend For this week's blog, we're looking at canines and cancer. Particularly, we're looking at some work pieced together by Jen Miller, Editor-in-Chief of JensReviews.com and affiliate writer for Your Dog Adviser. They recently put out... Continue Reading »

Active Advocates and the Importance of a Care Conference

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Posted on January 21st, 2019 by Teri Dreher, 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 »

Lessons on learning from CMSA

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Posted on June 25th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Healthcare Reform, Inspiring Stories, Medical Planning, Patient Advocacy, Something New

Lessons on learning from CMSA Last week another NShore advocate, Sarah Valek, and myself had the opportunity to attend the Case Management Society of America’s national conference in downtown Chicago. What an amazing event made possible by an... Continue Reading »