ElderCarelink Blog

Tips for caregivers: how to talk to doctors

by Dorian Martin
November 14th, 2012 at 10:00 am

Early in my caregiving role for Mom, I really didn’t know what to ask health care personnel about her condition. Often when I’d accompany her to doctor’s appointments, the physician would come in, take some readings (blood pressure, heart rate), check her lungs, say a sentence or two to us, and then leave. One particular pulmonologist rarely stayed more than three minutes with Mom.

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Hospitalists in Elders’ Future

by Isabel Fawcett, SPHR
September 8th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Suddenly, hospitalizations, already murky in some circumstances, have become a little murkier in the age of sweeping healthcare reform. A couple things have captured my attention. Actually, many things have captured my attention, but I’ll just share one–for now.

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