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Active Advocates and the Power of a Proxy

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Posted on January 29th, 2019 by Anna Dolezal

For this week's take on our active advocates, we follow NShore Chief Advocate and CEO, Teri Dreher If you know Teri, you know she's in this business because she cares. That's why when a client with no or little family around is in trouble, she's... Continue Reading »

Active Advocates and the Importance of a Care Conference

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Posted on January 21st, 2019 by Anna Dolezal, under Inspiring Stories, Long Term Care, Medical Planning, Patient Advocacy, Something New, Tips & Resources

NShore's RN Patient Advocates are constantly on the go For most blogs, we like to share news about our industry and updates we think are worth knowing. For our latest blog series, we've decided to shine the light on what some of our advocates are... Continue Reading »

Resolutions worth revisiting

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Posted on January 2nd, 2019 by Teri Dreher, under Medical Planning, Patient Tools, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

It's that time of year again New year, new you, right? We all want to be the best versions of ourselves, but not all resolutions are created equally. Or at least, they don't seem to work out that way. With the news year comes list after list of... Continue Reading »

Interview with an advocate – Jen McAnney

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Posted on December 19th, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Patient Advocacy, Something New

Jennifer McAnney is one of NShore's newest advocates. For this week's blog, I sat down with her to get her perspective on the field. 1. You’re coming to NShore after working primarily in hospital settings. What is your initial impression of... Continue Reading »

5 ways you can prevent medical error from happening to you

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Posted on December 11th, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Medical Error

We've said it before and (unfortunately) we'll probably say it again Medical error is still the 3rd leading cause of death in America. That's more than 250,000 people! Advances in measurement are only showing more preventable deaths caused by... Continue Reading »

The importance of intergenerational relationships

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Posted on December 3rd, 2018 by Anna Dolezal

According to AARP,  millennials make up 25% of the unpaid family caregivers in our country That's a big number. As kids, we're told to respect and care for our elders, so it makes sense that we're seeing it happen in practice now. Whether for... Continue Reading »

Winter Storms: Risks and Reminders for Seniors

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Posted on November 27th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy

Chicago was hit with quite the snow storm this week What better time to remind our readers (and ourselves) of some of the risks for seniors associated with heavy snows? Further, what better time to remind ourselves what it means to be a good... Continue Reading »