Nursing Home: When Is It Time?

Talking with your elderly parent or grandparent about health care is tough.  Especially when the talk revolves around a possible admission to the nursing home. It is everyone’s hope to stay at home for the duration of their lives. But sometimes changing health conditions, declining physical ability or dementia make even the most  comfortable home a …

The Benefits Of Elder Care Coordination

The senior healthcare continuum is a face-paced and ever changing service. The doctors, nurses and social workers work very hard to provide great service but don’t often have time to effectively explain care to elderly patients and their family. An Elder Care Coordinator is an advocate for seniors and their families that stands with them …

When Is It Time For Elder Care Coordination

Elder Care Coordination helps seniors and their family members navigate the senior healthcare continuum. An experienced Elder Care Coordinator can develop an elder centered plan that meets the specific needs of the elder while conserving the resources needed to pay for healthcare services. Without a plan, an elder my find themselves getting services from a …

Hi-Jacked Healthcare And How I Regained Control

If It Happened To Me…It Can Happen To You As an advocate whose profession is helping senior citizens protect their right to choose healthcare services, I understand how big hospitals try to keep patients from using services outside their system. So when I recently suffered a broken ankle, I began the process of vetting orthopedic surgeons …

Five New Years Resolutions Baby Boomers Should Make In 2016

As the clock ticks down on 2015, most Baby Boomers have given some thought to making a few resolutions for the new year. The annual ritual of resolution usually includes promises to lose weight, save money or engage in some type of self-improvement. If you are one of over 43 million people (according to the family …