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Archive for the ‘Tips & Resources’ Category

Medicare – Changes in 2020

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Posted on August 6th, 2019 by Jeryl Wojcik, under Medicare, Patient Advocacy, Something New, Tips & Resources

Last week, we provided you with an overview of Medicare Basics; This week we would like to provide for you some information on the pending changes to Medicare in the year 2020.  While the changes for Medicare are not in place as of yet we... Continue Reading »

Medicare – The Basics

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Posted on July 30th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Insurance & Billing, Medical Planning, Medicare, Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

It’s almost this time of year again, enrollment in health care. One of the options you may have may be Medicare. Whether you will be a first time enrollee, or whether you already are enrolled with Medicare, over the next few weeks, we will... Continue Reading »

Managing Caregiving with Siblings

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Posted on July 18th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Caregiver, Caregiving, Medical Planning, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

When your elderly parents’ health declines and they can no longer manage their life on their own, some may choose to live in a Retirement Facility or Assisted Living or Memory Care Facility, depending on the level of care they need. But not... Continue Reading »

Caregiver Stress – How to Identify and Minimize It!

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Posted on July 8th, 2019 by Teri Dreher, under Caregiver, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

Taking care of a loved one is a noble task. It is something we sometimes feel obligated to do, sometimes we have no choice due to financial restraints, sometimes it’s our chosen profession. However we arrived there, it is a very stressful job... Continue Reading »

Travel Tips for Seniors

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Posted on June 27th, 2019 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

It’s Summertime. It’s travel time. As much as we look forward to our vacation, we all know it can be a quite stressful time of planning for our trip. And if we are traveling with a Senior, we have even more detailed planning to do and we... Continue Reading »

Self-Education – What You Need to Know

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Posted on June 18th, 2019 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Something New, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

In today’s modern healthcare setting the health consumer is all too often otherwise left to fend for themselves. Therefore, it is imperative that we remain conscientious of changes in processes, billing & insurance matters, as well as keeping... Continue Reading »

Live in Their Truth!

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We know in its early stages Alzheimer’s disease typically affects short-term memory, and from there it can progress to loss of long term memory. But before this final phase may be reached, those with Alzheimer’s disease typically remember... Continue Reading »