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The NSPA Blog

When the patient advocate becomes the patient: how to advocate for yourself

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Posted on November 20th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Something New, Take Charge

Last week I underwent a MAKO robotic assisted left total knee replacement and got to experience, once again, what it feels like to be on the receiving end of the healthcare system. I decided months ago that I wanted the best surgeon I could get... Continue Reading »

Meaningful holiday tips for aging families

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Posted on November 6th, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Tips & Resources

As parents age, holiday dynamics typically change for families When we're little kids, the holidays can be the most exciting time of the year. No matter what you celebrate (or don't), holidays can still feel exciting as we age. Still, gift giving... Continue Reading »

Revisiting your yearly physical

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Posted on November 1st, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Healthcare Reform, Medical Planning, Patient Advocacy

Staying engaged in your healthcare is hard But we all know it's necessary. Different demographics reflect various levels of engagement in staying active in their care. One thing we're all told, though, is that at minimum we should be having a... Continue Reading »

Conversations around death and dying: how to protect your loved ones

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Posted on October 23rd, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Insurance & Billing, Medical Planning, Patient Tools, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

We all know it's going to happen at some point, but planning for your own death and dying process is no easy task Still, preparing for medical emergencies and what will happen when you die is extremely important - especially for the loved ones you... Continue Reading »

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 »