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Archive for the ‘Senior Orphans’ Category

Senior Orphans at Risk

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Posted on January 28th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Senior Orphans, Tips & Resources

We see a growing problem with a particular group of seniors who fall through the cracks of modern healthcare more than others: senior ‘orphans'. What is a senior orphan? Quite simply, it is a person over 65 who falls into one of three... Continue Reading »

Expecting the Best While Planning for the Worst

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Posted on August 24th, 2015 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Senior Orphans

It’s hard to think about planning for rising healthcare costs as our family ages, but plan we must if we want to ensure that our loved ones get the best value possible for aging well. Two quality referrals are very important to ensure wise... Continue Reading »

Near Disastrous Consequences of Failure to Plan

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Posted on November 11th, 2012 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Senior Orphans

No one likes to think about the "what-if's" of growing old and gradually becoming unable to care for our own needs...or what would happen if we suddenly found ourselves without a family living close by or caregivers who have our best interests at... Continue Reading »

Nurse Advocates intercede in the plight of the elderly

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Posted on May 28th, 2012 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Senior Orphans

Nurse advocates are invaluable resources for anyone struggling with hospitalization or home health care challenges and don't know how to navigate through the many decisions and challenges that await them. Health care is growing increasingly complex,... Continue Reading »