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LGBTQ Discrimination in Older Adults

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Posted on October 17th, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Long Term Care, Medical Planning, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

Last month, the New York Times reported a story on a married lesbian couple who were turned away from a continuing care retirement community That article can be found here. The facility turned down the couple on the basis of their cohabitation... 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 »

Catching flies with vinegar

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Posted on September 25th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Infections, Patient Advocacy

Everyone's heard the old adage You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. But it seems to be one worth repeating again. And again. A client of ours went through a “series of unfortunate events” at the hospital recently. She was admitted... Continue Reading »

Suicide Prevention Month and the Heart of Advocacy

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Posted on September 17th, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

Last week,we looked into the amazing work being done at SMHRFs This week, we want to bring back  the conversation surrounding mental health in this country. Mental illnesses affect millions of Americans. In fact, according to the National... Continue Reading »

What is a SMHRF, anyway?

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Posted on September 13th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Healthcare Reform, Long Term Care, Patient Advocacy, Something New

A Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, that's what This month we're giving a lot of attention to behavioral health and suicide prevention awareness. Coincidentally, I had a new client whose family came to us for help with placement.... Continue Reading »

Transitional Considerations in Downsizing Your Home Before a Move

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Posted on August 29th, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, 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 »

Ethical considerations for discharge planning

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Last week, we shared an article from Kaiser Health News on the care that should go into discharge planning for patient from hospitals. That article can be found here. We found the piece to be spot on, especially given a few recent interactions our... Continue Reading »

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