Taking Control in the Midst of a Pandemic

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With thanks to advocate and guest blogger, Barbara O’Halloran.
Find Barbara’s advocacy profile here: ABC for Your Health, LLC

When life is turned inside out and upside down…

COVID19 has impacted every aspect of our lives! It has wreaked havoc and created a great deal of uncertainty for everyone; from kids who are out of school, to parents working from home, to adult children unable to visit with their parents, to the elderly population who are virtually ...

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Rehab or Skilled Nursing – How to Manage Your Loved One’s Care Remotely

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With thanks to advocate and guest blogger, Cheryl Scharoun.
Find Cheryl’s advocacy profile here: Baby Boom Health

Do you have a loved one in a Rehabilitation or Skilled Nursing Facility? If you do, I am sure you have several emotions going through your head. These are scary times to say the least. Guilt, isolation, uncertainty, fear, and feeling helpless are just a few.

You can’t visit, so how do you manage that anxiety? Have you called and ...

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Prepare for the Hospital – A Checklist for Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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With thanks to advocate and guest blogger, Kim McIlnay
Find Kim’s advocacy profile here: Together Patient Advocates, LLC

Under the best of circumstances, a hospital stay is stressful and uncomfortable. New challenges with the current COVID pandemic make this a time fraught with even more worry, uncertainty and isolation. But there are still many things you can do to prepare.

I’m hopeful that these brief tips can help you prepare now for an improved hospitalization ...

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An “Advance” New Year’s Resolution

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Happy 2020 to you, my “patient” readers. I wish you much good health and happiness and importantly, peace-of-mind in this new year.

OK – yes – it’s mid-January, so it might be a wee-bit late to be listing our resolutions for the year, but that doesn’t make this piece of advice any less important.

I want to share something with you that has brought ME some huge peace of mind. And I’m going to challenge you to find some peace-of-mind for yourself, ...

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Preventing a Deadly Outcome from a Visit to the Doctor

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Today I’m sharing an experience with you in hopes of preventing something we do but don’t think about; something which can be dangerous.

At a recent doctor appointment, I found two people in the waiting room just hacking away, coughing up a storm, and very likely infecting others. They were together, and there for only a minute before the nurse took them back to the exam room, removing them from proximity to the rest of us who were waiting. I went ...

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My Sibling Has Disabilities, My Parents Have Died – Now What?

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This is such a difficult scenario, yet it happens every day.

A child, perhaps mentally or physically disabled from birth, or one who might have suffered an accident earlier in life, grows into adulthood, having been cared for by very loving parents who did everything they could possibly do to care for their child.

As everyone grows older, eventually both parents die, leaving behind the child with disabilities, now an adult, who has outlived his or her parents. Maybe the parents have ...

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