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Archive for the ‘Senior Orphans’ Category

Ethical considerations for discharge planning

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Last week, we shared an article from Kaiser Health News on the care that should go into discharge planning for patient from hospitals. That article can be found here. We found the piece to be spot on, especially given a few recent interactions our... Continue Reading »

Emotional Support and the Heart of Advocacy

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Posted on June 18th, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Patient Advocacy, Sandwich Generation, Senior Orphans

Emotional support often underrated by medical professionals who are busy and burdened with constant to-dos in today’s medical landscape. Still, doctors and nurses alike know how valuable it can be to take the time to really listen, and thus... Continue Reading »

The Caregiver Conundrum

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The number of seniors in America is skyrocketing, just as the number of available family members per seniors is declining This poses a caregiver conundrum for a lot of people. 50 years ago, it was easy. As parents or grandparents aged, their... Continue Reading »

What Causes Falls in Seniors and How to Prevent Them

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Posted on December 17th, 2017 by Sally Perkins, under Senior Orphans, Tips & Resources

 If you have just had an operation and come home from the hospital, you may worry more than usual about falls. If so, you are not alone; falls are actually the top cause of accident in people over the age of 65, and are responsible for numerous... Continue Reading »

The Hospital “Slide”

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Posted on October 16th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Inspiring Stories, Medical Error, Senior Orphans, Tips & Resources

A Five Day Story What about you has changed in the last five days? Lost a few pounds? Gone grocery shopping? Enjoyed a weekend activity? Five days doesn’t seem like very long, but in healthcare five days can bring incredible - or terrible -... 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 »

Growing Old Alone: The Elderly Who Are at Risk of Becoming Senior Orphans

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Posted on June 19th, 2017 by Guest Blogger, under Patient Advocacy, Senior Orphans

Article written by Steve Cohen, RN MSN, CRNI, CHt The elderly who outlive their family, or live far from their relatives, are at risk of becoming Senior Orphans.  These people are socially or physically isolated. They lack support to... Continue Reading »