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Archive for the ‘Tips & Resources’ Category

Safety Tips for Seniors on Social Media

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Posted on January 22nd, 2018 by Sally Perkins, under Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

Seniors are not behind when it comes to using the Internet. In fact, 40 percent of senior citizens have Smartphones and 34 percent of Americans over the age of 65 use Facebook or other social media platforms. Social media is fun! It provides you... 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 »

What Causes Falls in Seniors and How to Prevent Them

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Posted on December 17th, 2017 by Sally Perkins, under Senior Orphans, Tips & Resources

 If you have just had an operation and come home from the hospital, you may worry more than usual about falls. If so, you are not alone; falls are actually the top cause of accident in people over the age of 65, and are responsible for numerous... Continue Reading »

Get to Know Your Advocate – Sibyl Yau

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Posted on December 11th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Inspiring Stories, Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

Q: Let’s start with the obvious; what you drew you to patient advocacy? A: I’m an only child and my parents were older when I was born. My mother was 36 when she had me, so I grew up with older parents who had healthcare issues. I became a... Continue Reading »

Fall and Flu Season

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Posted on October 30th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Infections, Tips & Resources

Fall and Flu Season It’s that time of year again, FLU SEASON!  Well, the time technically started in September, and since flu season runs through May, it’s that time a lot of the year. Still, the earlier you get vaccinated the better. Flu... Continue Reading »

October is Talk About Your Medicines Month

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Posted on October 24th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Polypharmacology, Prescription Drugs, Tips & Resources

Talk About Your Medicines Month The National Council on Patient Information and Education started the annual Talk About Your Medicines Month over 30 years ago.  The primary focus was on better communication between consumers and their healthcare... Continue Reading »

The Hospital “Slide”

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Posted on October 16th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Inspiring Stories, Medical Error, Senior Orphans, Tips & Resources

A Five Day Story What about you has changed in the last five days? Lost a few pounds? Gone grocery shopping? Enjoyed a weekend activity? Five days doesn’t seem like very long, but in healthcare five days can bring incredible - or terrible -... Continue Reading »