Tips On Speaking To Parents About Moving To Assisted Living or Nursing Home

It is never easy discussing with a parent moving from their home to assisted living or a nursing home.  As an adult, watching parents decline can be stressful and cause concern for safety.  It may become clear that the parents need to be moved to a safer environment.  However, this is not always as clear…

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Notes From My Radio Show:The Empowered Patient

On the last friday of the month, I do a radio show,The Empowered Patient. The last show was titled,  The Nursing Home Roller Coaster: Tips for getting Quality Service. My guest was Siri Bani Ludlam, an accomplished artist, mother, teacher and yoga studio owner. Siri Bani’s story is about her mother who was diagnosed with…

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Why Patient Advocates are Needed: A Hospital Bill Nightmare

In yesterday’s Boston Globe, there was a story by Kevin Cullen called “A Hospital Bill That’s Tough To Stomach.”   It is an unbelievable story of a family’s journey in the health system and ending up with a million dollar bill.  Here is the link to the story. http://www.boston.com/yourtown/boston/roxbury/articles /2010/12/12/a_hospital_bill_thats_tough_to_stomach/ As an advocate, I have…

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