You are traveling and a health crisis occurs. How does the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) gather information about your medical history? They ask you, right?Read More
Security experts live on a constant state of alert to detect those intent on ‘stealing’ identities through health records. Caregivers are rarely the evildoers with the time or inclination for cyber crimes. The typical unpaid caregiver is a family member with full time paid employment that spends their free time looking after loved ones. So why then do we set up so many barriers to limit the ability of our family caregivers from accessing and aggregating their loved one’s health information online?Read More
Today I write to you with a good news story. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, commonly known as CMS, is demystifying the search for high quality health care. CMS has instituted this rating system using multiple information sources that all Medicare qualified providers must report.Read More
There are two certainties in life. Death and Taxes. It is the uncertainties that are causing Americans so much insidious distress. Top on the list for Baby Boomer aged Americans are the cost and consequences of caregiving.Read More
It’s human nature to ignore unpleasant tasks until the last minute. Like finding the best nursing home for a short stay or to remain under nursing care for the remainder of life on earth. Few of us, outside the healthcare industry, would spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon visiting prospective nursing homes. In fact most of us have no idea what to look for in a nursing home.Read More
Who knows what goes on behind closed doors. It’s a secret. It’s private. It’s unsettling.
No, this is not about your underwear drawer or closet.
Today’s unmentionable is about your cupboard or pantry. The unmentionable is senior hunger.Read More
Finding the right Long Term Care (LTC) setting and support requires a highly skilled detective. In the words of Columbo, there’s “Just one more thing….” to consider when selecting the right LTC placement.Read More
Thoughts on a recent New Yorker article "America’s Epidemic of Unnecessary Care" - how and when senior citizens spend their money, and how to best leverage the family physician-patient relationship as the “hub and wheel of the health care system.”Read More