Health Care Providers Category
Health Care Providers – Physicians, nurses, therapists, hospitals, medical clinics, dialysis clinics and others. These are individuals we interact with on an ongoing basis in order to manage our health. How do we know what questions to ask or even what questions are important? How do we know what providers can be beneficial to our particular situation? There are times when an advocate is beneficial to save time and errors.
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Check out articles by Pamela written especially for family caregivers. Below this section are articles in the FREE Family Membership Library where new articles are added each month. Membership is free, scroll down to review the information and subscribe today.
What is the patient experience in healthcare? Who better to answer this question than patients? However, if you Google the questions, “what do patients think about patient experience?” or “what do healthcare workers think about the patient experience?” guess what? Nothing results from t...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Pamela D. Wilson, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA Does your doctor see you as a difficult patient: a stressed out caregiver or an aging adult who refuses recommendations and treatment? Do you ever imagine what your doctor would say to you if he or she could? If you could read minds, you might hear, “I...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
A geriatrician is a doctor for older adults like a pediatrician is a doctor for children. People see geriatricians for two main reasons, the first is that they do not want to “get old”, and the second is because became “got old”. Geriatricians are physicians that specialize i...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Lately I've been on a quest to find out how individuals living well into their nineties and hundreds have achieved this great feat. As some of you know, I produced and hosted a weekly radio program called The Caring Generation® for two and one half years. Through this program I was able to int...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
There is discussion in health care circles about “quality metrics”, for example standards that must be met by physicians in order to ensure certain levels of patient care and in return that ensure certain levels of physician reimbursement. Many states also have pay for performance program...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
In a study recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society*1, older adults receiving assistance with activities of daily living had lower rates of acute hospitalizations versus those not receiving assistance. The article states that nearly 30% of adults age 75 and older h...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
“About 15 to 20 percent of all diagnoses are missed or flat-out incorrect,” according to Lori Parch in an article titled Danger at Your Doctor’s Office. (1) Today, more than ever, it is important to understand the details, manage and advocate for medical care. This is especially relevan...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
To Read Articles in the FREE Family Membership Library
The special articles below are for website visitors who join the free family membership library. These articles are located on Pamela’s membership website. Members receive notice of new articles that are added each month and have access to other special programs that Pamela offers. Membership is free, subscribe today.
By Pamela D Wilson CSA, CG, MS, BS/BADue to the Affordable Care Act, hospital committees and related programs are widespread with staff diligently working to reduce re-hospitalization rates of older adults or face escalating financial penalties. Many studies are underway locally and nationally ...Family Membership Library Click Here
By Pamela D. Wilson CSA, CG, MS, BS/BAAs we age, we typically experience one or more chronic diseases that benefit from medical oversight. If you're not familiar with the term chronic disease it means a generally incurable illness or condition that we live with for many years that is usuall...Family Membership Library Click Here
Hospital owners are screaming. The Affordable Care Act implemented legislation under the title of “Re-hospitalization” that penalizes hospitals that re-admit patients within 30 days of discharge for a particular diagnosis. I realize that hospitals have the responsibility of care. Ho...Family Membership Library Click Here
“Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” This is a quote from Lou Holtz former Notre Dame Football coach. Caregiving or any action you take is difficult if difficult is how you see the task. Your attitude towar...Family Membership Library Click Here
Do you ever imagine what your doctor would say to you if he or she could? What if you heard, “I think you should find a new doctor. I feel dread each time I see you on my appointment list”.You might be surprised to learn that “doctors consider 15 to 25% of their patient encounters d...Family Membership Library Click Here
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