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Respite Care for Elderly Parents

While the importance of the physical and mental health of our elderly loved ones remains paramount, the overall health of caregivers is too often overlooked. The demands of taking care of an elderly parent can sometimes become overwhelming. Caregivers need and must take breaks. Respite care for elderly parents provides short-term breaks that can relieve stress, restore energy, and promote…

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Steps to Finding In-Home Elderly Care

While we would all like to be the ones responsible for the care of our elderly family and friends, there is only so much time in the day. Recognizing the need for the help of a trained and dedicated home caregiver can allow family members to still assist in the care of loved ones, while also having the time to…

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What does a patient advocate do?

Recently, a client came to me for help with managing a chronic illness that was having a tremendous effect on her daily life. The client’s symptoms made it difficult for her to work or have loving relationships with family members. Even eating and sleeping became difficult. Her situation became even worse when the medical bills began to arrive. It was time…

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Changes in Caring for Elderly Parents

The responsibility of caregiving in the past generally fell to a middle-aged, stay-at-home woman, often a mother, who while attending to the needs of her household, had the added responsibility of caring for elderly parents. Nowadays all family members are more likely to have a role in the care of an elder family member. As the baby boomer generation enters…

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Introducing Discover Health

I’m very excited to begin my newest chapter as I open my own private patient advocacy practice, Discover Health. I’ll be moving forward with my life’s mission of helping others and guiding individuals, families, and businesses through the healthcare journey. After 20 years in the nursing field, I wanted to expand my impact by not only improving the lives of…

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What Is a Case Manager?

At Discover Health, we have found that skilled health management services are a new concept for many people. Today, we’re going to take a look at one of the most common questions we get: what is a case manager? What Is a Case Manager? Responsibilities of a Case Manager A case manager is someone who manages your specific healthcare requirements…

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