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The NSPA Blog

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 Teri Dreher, 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 Teri Dreher, 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 »

Aging in place – the top 5 benefits of seniors staying in their homes

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Posted on August 1st, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Long Term Care

Life can be though, and growing old is no exception. As we age, lots of seniors prefer to stay right where they are -- in their homes. Certainly the aging process is complex, and there's no one size fits all option when it comes to what's best.... Continue Reading »

Get to know your advocate – Carol Harris

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Posted on July 16th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Something New

Carol Harris is one of NShore's newest advocates, and we couldn't be more thrilled to have her! This week, she and I sat down to discuss what advocacy means to her. For more information on Carol and to see her bio, check out our advocate page... Continue Reading »