Why It Is Important to Read Your Medical Records.

Here it is in a nutshell.  Take the time to read a copy of your medical record because some of the information may be incorrect.  Impossible to imagine because the record is supposed to be your information, your test results and doctor’s notes.  However, mistakes are made from incorrect diagnosis to having another patient’s lab…

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How Senior Independent Living Communities Discriminate

Independent communities are a great option for seniors, if you can get accepted. These communities offer tiered living situations which consist of independent living, assisted living and nursing home care.  The idea is as one’s health begins to changes and more support is required, services are available to accommodate. With these communities, a person has…

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Being Safe At The Emergency Room

I spent part of the other night with a client and his wife at the local ER.  His primary care doctor had sent him there after hours.  My client’s wife and caregiver had thought she could handle it herself but on the follow up call, she was in distress.  My client was having a difficult…

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Travel and Eats: Hints for Airline Travel in a Wheelchair

Linda Winkler Garvin is a guest blogger .  This article is great information for anyone wheelchair bound traveling by air. Having assisted my parents with their airport travel, I frequently came across a few issues from ordering a wheelchair in the airport, to going through security, which taught me to be as prepared as possible…

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WHY Personal Health Records Are Needed Now.

I have become an avid fan of personal health records (PHR). Personal Health Records are online sites that offer a home base for medical records.  I hadn’t thought about it very much until I had several new clients with complicated medical histories.  Unfortunately, the clients had been seen by multiple doctors, specialists and hospitals making medical…

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Hope and Healing: A Client’s Journey

This entry is about my joy in this season at witnessing the slow but steady healing of  my client Allan. I have written about  Allan and his journey to get a diagnosis and treatment for three years.  I blogged our trek to Mayo Clinic and finally getting answers.  Allan’s treatment included high dose steroids for…

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OTC Medications: New Regulations for Flexible Funds Reimbursement.

There is going to be a change with flexible funds reimbursements including HSA cards.  As of January 1, 2011, prescriptions are needed for all over the counter medications.  This means in order to get reimbursed your doctor will have to send an escript or write one.  If the doctor sends an escript, make sure it…

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To All Caregivers: My Thanks to You.

I want to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all and especially to caregivers everywhere!  I continue to be amazed by the work, commitment and sacrifice of each caregiver I meet.  The work and worry is never ending.  Lives revolve around activities of daily living, medications, exercises, appointments and the ever looming emergency.  Sleep is often…

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