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Archive for the ‘Take Charge’ Category

The Dreaded Flu and Immune Support

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Posted on November 4th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Patient Advocacy, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

There is no denying it, cold weather and shorter daylight has arrived. Winter is right outside our doorsteps. Coats, hats, scarves, mittens, cozy socks, and boots will be our best friends for the next few months. Hot teas, hot chocolate, warm... Continue Reading »

INFORMED CONSENT

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Posted on October 30th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Take Charge

I wanted to write about something else in this week’s blog post. But then, I met an elderly women who shared with me the story of her husband. A story that in its essence is not singular to them, but presents a rather widespread challenge. A... Continue Reading »

The Spotlight on Seasonal Depression

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Posted on October 21st, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Mental Health, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

The weather is getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and we have less daylight exposure. And we all have heard it, or maybe we are the ones who noticed it ourselves, the claim that our moods are getting darker, too. And indeed there are... Continue Reading »

Malnutrition and Senior Health

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Posted on September 16th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Caregiver, Nutrition, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

Diet, nutrition and their relationship to our health and well-being, or lack thereof, are known facts. Yet, unfortunately, many seniors are at risk of eating a diet lacking in nutrients, which in turn, can lead to malnutrition and health... Continue Reading »

Advocacy is Leadership

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Posted on September 2nd, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Leadership, Patient Advocacy, Something New, Take Charge

Last month, Teri and Bettina had the great fortune to attend one day of the two days of The Global Leadership Summit at the Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Il. What a fabulous and inspiring day!! The presentations were …... Continue Reading »

Ageism in the Health Care Setting

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As Patient Advocates, we advocate for all people with any kind of a medical need. Many of our clients have complex medical conditions, but not all do. We have clients of all ages, but a large number of our clients are the elderly; these are... Continue Reading »

Medigap and Medicare’s Annual Wellnesss Visit

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Posted on August 11th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Insurance & Billing, Medicare, Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Take Charge

Now, that we covered the Basics of Medicare and the Changes to Medicare 2020 in our previous blog posts, today let's take a look at a couple of features of Medicare that people always seem to be confused about: Medigap and the Annual Wellness... Continue Reading »