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Archive for the ‘Take Charge’ Category

Suicide Prevention Month and the Heart of Advocacy

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Posted on September 17th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

Last week,we looked into the amazing work being done at SMHRFs This week, we want to bring back  the conversation surrounding mental health in this country. Mental illnesses affect millions of Americans. In fact, according to the National... Continue Reading »

Fun and engaging exercises for seniors

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Posted on May 30th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Long Term Care, Patient Tools, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

Exercise is important at any age When I was a kid, I loved working out. I would even wake up early to "exercise" with my dad. Of course to a 6 year old, what that really meant was goofing off and moving around a lot. Still, those early sessions of... Continue Reading »

Patient (Dis)Satisfaction

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Posted on April 23rd, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Clinical Trends, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

Today I had an interesting experience becoming a new patient at a large orthopedic practice in Lake County. I'll admit I usually don't tell people I am a professional RN patient advocate when I first see them. I want to see how general population... Continue Reading »

How to Advocate for Your Advocate

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Posted on January 11th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

We all Need a Little Help from Our Friends We say it all the time; everyone serves as an advocate at one time or another. Whether it’s taking your grandma to an appointment, sitting with a friend who’s waiting on scary test results, or even... Continue Reading »

Patient-Centered Care: Fact or Fiction?

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Posted on November 29th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Healthcare Reform, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

Patient-Center Care is the new best practice As 2017 comes to its end, almost all of us have heard about the shift in US healthcare to patient-centered care. It makes sense, too. In today’s fractured healthcare landscape, care should be all about... Continue Reading »

Baa Baa Black Sheep and Team Unity

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Posted on November 13th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Take Charge

Does your office have a "black sheep?" What do you think of when you hear the term black sheep? Personally, my mind first goes to the nursery rhyme. Lately, though, I think about how this role can manifest in the workplace. In my experience,... Continue Reading »

Your Lifestyle and Dementia

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Posted on October 2nd, 2017 by Sally Perkins, under Alzheimer's and Dementia, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

Taking Action to Prevent Dementia: Your Lifestyle Choices Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is one of the leading illnesses in the United States amongst older people.  Approximately 5.3 million over 65 is affected  - roughly one in ten. Because... Continue Reading »