Tag Archives: Healthcare

Pro-Active vs. Re-Active Caregiving

Making Decisions pro-actively about your healthcare is vital. Some tips to help you get ahead of the crisis. To purchase copies of books written by Sue Salach visit http://www.alongcomesgrandpa.com

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The Waiting Game

During the last few years I’ve spent in more than my fair share of time in hospital waiting rooms (today will again be one of those days).   As a result I’ve become somewhat of an expert in the waiting experience.   Instead of hording this new-found knowledge … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Christmas Ideas for Caregivers

Having trouble finding the perfect gift for your favorite caregiver? Don’t worry just yet. You don’t actually need to buy anything grand or spend a huge amount of money to show how much you care. Sometimes, simple acts of kindness … Continue reading

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Pro-Active Crisis Management

During a recent conversation with a friend he shared how frustrated he was that, during a medical crisis with his father-in-law that required emergency surgery; no-one asked any questions of the surgeon about potential future consequences or complications. I’ve often … Continue reading

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Mental Me – Mental You

Here are some helpful Mental Health tips from my book Along Comes Grandpa  Have a signed Health Care Power of Attorney (POA) form. (Always have a copy accessible to you (home, car, purse, family member’s refrigerator). Even if you have … Continue reading

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CaregiverLife Radio – The Importance of Long Term Care Planning

Click here to join me Thursday from 10-11am (CST) for CaregiverLife Radio Topic: The Importance of Long Term Care Planning Guest: Sandy Essex About Sandy:  Sandy Essex is an independent LTC planning specialist.  She owns a company called Best Coverage, … Continue reading

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CaregiverLife Radio – Planning for Your Future

Click the link to Listen Live today at 10:am or download later Guest: Paul Petrillo About Paul: Paul has 20 years of experience as a financial consultant.  He has completed advanced education and   licensing requirements. He can provide comprehensive, customized … Continue reading

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3 Minutes 17 Seconds

The other day I took my Aunt for her 6 month follow-up with her surgeon. During previous appointments the wait ranged from ½ hour to 45 minutes.  Each time the doctors’ staff blamed the scheduler.  Thankfully, this was her final … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know about Paying for Mom’s Care

I recently read an article about little known laws that could be a colossal issue for family caregivers.  These statutes are known as filial responsibility laws and are on the books in many states holding adult children, at least on … Continue reading

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Managing Difficult Conversations

Last year one of my family members, due to a prescription happy physician, was on several medications that had changed her personality from friendly to flat, as well as challenged her decision-making skills leading  to 2 car accidents (she had … Continue reading

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Pro-Active vs. Re-Active Caregiving

What does pro-active caregiving look like and what steps can we take to help those that we love make decisions about their future care?  Watch this video for some simple tips…

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Guest Post: BECOME A PARTNER WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN

When I worked in hospitals, I noticed many patients had trouble becoming an active participant in their healthcare, for various reasons. To address this concern, I spoke to Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Chief Medical Editor of NBC News and my colleague … Continue reading

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This Just In: Physician consultations by video conferencing

Within the past 6 months or so I connected with Dick Mueller of HealthNation on Linked In. Dick told me about his company and “Telemedicine” which means consultation with a doctor by phone, secure email or video. I was so intrigued by this … Continue reading

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