America, I am weary and more than a little bit perturbed. Weary and perturbed of a word, one that is at this point in time seems overused (or is it?). That word is ‘ageism.’
You may think what I am discussing today may not apply to you. I will be discussing male loneliness; however, I have ideas for everyone today. No way would I ever address only a portion of our community. You all are important to me.
Today we are taking a look at the front end of patient advocacy – the finding, interviewing, and selection of your Patient Advocate. I’ll bet you have some questions.
Y’all know I love strategy. The thinking. The How-to’s, the savvy…and bringing it to you.
Today, I am again drawing from my recent presentation at the conference of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. I was speaking on strategies for Solo Agers, but give this a read. I believe you will agree that today’s topic is good for every one of us.
What I am talking about today could apply to us all. Behoove us all. Plus, you may learn to think about things in a whole new way, walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, and realize that you have been standing beside them and their shoes all along.
It’s the first thing we do in the mornings, many of us – reach for the phone or turn on the tv or radio to check the news. It’s no wonder that we do, with all that has happened in the world over the past few years. But might this habit be harmful to our health?
I will bet many of you will resonate with what I am covering today: as family members or loved ones, as professionals or neighbors, or as a concerned leader within your faith congregation.
Lots of people ask me about patient advocacy, or why I’m a Patient Advocate, and what it is exactly that I do. I will tell you that plenty of people lean in as I begin to talk about the history of our very young profession.
Experienced physicians share a joke about this changing of the guard: “Don’t get sick in July.”
Today I will discuss a few concerns about when to seek treatment. Some of these are results of studies, and the debates continue as to whether they are truth or myths.