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Archive for the ‘Senior Orphans’ Category

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 »

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 »