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Cultural Considerations in Health Care

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Posted on December 7th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Caregiving, Leadership, Patient Advocacy, Something New

Today, I repost this blog post from September 2019. Due to COVID-19 restriction, hospitals, and congregate-care facilities, and to some degree medical offices, often don't allow anyone but the patient inside. Misunderstandings based on cultural... Continue Reading »

Why do I call myself an ”empathy enthusiast”?

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Posted on October 13th, 2020 by Guest Blogger, under Inspiring Stories, Patient Advocacy, Something New

Recently, I have been getting this question a lot, and I think it deserves an explanation. I think a lot about healthcare, probably more than I should. The thought became “me” in a way that I just naturally think about it all the time... Continue Reading »

Life in the Age of Social Distancing

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Posted on March 17th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Senior Orphans, Social Distancing, Something New, Tips & Resources

It’s Not As Isolating As One Would Think Life as we know it has been significantly disrupted, we are living a very different reality than we did just a week ago, it changes daily, and by now most of us are staying home. I realize this may be a... Continue Reading »

Thanksgiving and Gratitude

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Posted on November 27th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Something New, Take Charge

Thanksgiving is here. The grocery stores are overflowing with turkeys, hams, baking ingredients, decorations, greeting cards, and so much more. Many people have made plans to spend Thanksgiving with their loved ones, be they family or friends. We... Continue Reading »

SAGAS – Seniors Alone Guardianship & Advocacy Services

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Posted on November 19th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Patient Advocacy, Senior Orphans, Something New

Finally! After having worked so hard on making this happen, having been so “itchy” to share this great news with you, and getting started, here we go. We have a new baby!!!  We are so very excited to officially announce the launch... Continue Reading »

Patient Advocacy

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Posted on September 30th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Patient Advocacy, Senior Orphans, Something New

This is an exciting week for us, as we are about to co-host the first International Conference on Patient Advocacy (ICOPA) 2019 this coming Thursday, October 3rd through Saturday, October 5th. Right here in Northfield, Illinois! We are proud to... Continue Reading »

Cultural Considerations in Health Care

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Posted on September 11th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Caregiving, Integrative Health Care, Leadership, Palliative Care & Hospice, Patient Advocacy, Something New

Last week, we went to a presentation on “Cultural Considerations at the End of Life” at the Northbrook Inn Memory Care Community in Northbrook. The fabulous speakers, Lauren Weldon (Partner at Margolis Weldon, LLC) and Jacqueline Boyd (Owner... Continue Reading »