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Archive for the ‘Tips & Resources’ Category

Meaningful holiday tips for aging families

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Posted on November 6th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Tips & Resources

As parents age, holiday dynamics typically change for families When we're little kids, the holidays can be the most exciting time of the year. No matter what you celebrate (or don't), holidays can still feel exciting as we age. Still, gift giving... Continue Reading »

Conversations around death and dying: how to protect your loved ones

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Posted on October 23rd, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Insurance & Billing, Medical Planning, Patient Tools, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

We all know it's going to happen at some point, but planning for your own death and dying process is no easy task Still, preparing for medical emergencies and what will happen when you die is extremely important - especially for the loved ones you... Continue Reading »

Flu Season

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Posted on October 9th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Infections, Tips & Resources

Fall and Flu Season This blog is a repost from last year. While we don't like to make a habit of recycling old material, this information is worth sharing again. It’s that time of year again, FLU SEASON! Well, the time technically started in... Continue Reading »

Transitional Considerations in Downsizing Your Home Before a Move

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Posted on August 29th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Medical Planning, Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

Although we may wish we could stay in our homes forever, it's not always the case We're all for seniors staying in their homes. Just see our recent blog on the very subject - here. But sometimes staying in place isn't an option. When the time... 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 »

Season of the tick — risks posed to the elderly

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Posted on May 21st, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Infections, Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

It's that time of year again. Ticks are out for blood (literally) and while no one enjoys their company, the elderly face particular health risks from these springtime pests. More troubling still, tick populations are on the rise and growing... Continue Reading »

Adovate Q&A — Sarah Valek

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Posted on April 17th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Inspiring Stories, Something New, Tips & Resources

Sarah F Valek, RN MSN MBA, is a dedicated RN with 18 years experience in cardiology, pediatrics and healthcare management. She found her passion for advocacy early on in her career and understands the challenges patients face in today’s complex... Continue Reading »