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Cultural Considerations in Health Care

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Posted on September 11th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Caregiving, Integrative Health Care, Leadership, Palliative Care & Hospice, Patient Advocacy, Something New

Last week, we went to a presentation on “Cultural Considerations at the End of Life” at the Northbrook Inn Memory Care Community in Northbrook. The fabulous speakers, Lauren Weldon (Partner at Margolis Weldon, LLC) and Jacqueline Boyd (Owner... Continue Reading »

Advocacy is Leadership

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Posted on September 2nd, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Leadership, Patient Advocacy, Something New, Take Charge

Last month, Teri and Bettina had the great fortune to attend one day of the two days of The Global Leadership Summit at the Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Il. What a fabulous and inspiring day!! The presentations were …... Continue Reading »

Ageism in the Health Care Setting

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As Patient Advocates, we advocate for all people with any kind of a medical need. Many of our clients have complex medical conditions, but not all do. We have clients of all ages, but a large number of our clients are the elderly; these are... Continue Reading »

Not Just Old

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Posted on August 19th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Alzheimer's and Dementia, Inspiring Stories, Patient Advocacy

In our culture, youth is worshipped. Aging means decline, cognitive and physical decline, something we don’t like. Something that is a source of frustration to us younger ones, like when we find ourselves in line behind such an elder at the... Continue Reading »

Medigap and Medicare’s Annual Wellnesss Visit

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Posted on August 11th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Insurance & Billing, Medicare, Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Take Charge

Now, that we covered the Basics of Medicare and the Changes to Medicare 2020 in our previous blog posts, today let's take a look at a couple of features of Medicare that people always seem to be confused about: Medigap and the Annual Wellness... Continue Reading »

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 »