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Guest Blog – Keeping Mom or Dad at home with VA benefits

One of my favorite ways of helping families with care needs is by helping them to receive veteran’s benefits using a family caregiver agreement. Such an arrangement often solves a number of problems simultaneously. It provides compensation for the caregiver, … 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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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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Don’t Roll the Dice with Your Health

I recently met a woman named Madeline in a rehab facility while visiting a family member.  She was there recovering from a stroke and was looking forward to getting back home.  I acknowledged how well she was doing considering the … Continue reading

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