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Archive for the ‘Tips & Resources’ Category

Medicare Open Enrollment

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Posted on October 9th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Insurance & Billing, Tips & Resources

Medicare Open Enrollment Open Enrollment for Medicare is right around the corner. While Medicare coverage is great, changing your coverage, or joining a plan in the first place, can be tricky. While your own health may have changed in the last... 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 »

Are “Bad Patients” Treated Differently?

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Posted on September 11th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Tips & Resources

What is a "Bad Patient?" “Bad Patients” come in all shapes and sizes.  They're labeled as: Non-compliant Entitled Angry Mentally unstable Unable to take responsibility of their own health and Excessive talkers In a... Continue Reading »

Top Ways Technology Can Be An Advocate For Senior Health

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Posted on August 23rd, 2017 by Sally Perkins, under Something New, Tips & Resources

There is no doubt that technology has forever changed and shaped the way that the world receives health care. Researching symptoms online, portable fitness trackers, and the digital databases that have replaced paper medical files of the past.... Continue Reading »

How Professional Patient Advocates Help Seniors

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Posted on August 3rd, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Tips & Resources

The Professional Patient Advocacy Movement The private professional patient advocacy movement is one of the fastest growing healthcare industries in the US. The growth is due to an increasingly complex and fast paced healthcare system. Private... Continue Reading »

10 Ways to Prevent Medical Errors from Happening to You

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Posted on July 24th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Medical Error, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

Leading Cause of Death       You count on doctors and hospitals to protect your heath. But unthinkably, sometimes the opposite happens. Medical error is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S., according to a recent study by Johns... Continue Reading »

Falls

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Posted on January 20th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Tips & Resources

One-third of seniors over the age of 65 fall each year, causing more than 2.5 million injuries treated in emergency rooms. These falls lead to 734,000 hospitalizations, plus 30,200 deaths. The price tag exceeds $40 billion, which is expected to rise... Continue Reading »