Month: June 2015

How to Lower Health Care Costs and Become Your Own Health Care Advocate – Part 1

June 29th, 2015

Health care costs, co-payments, deductibles, denied insurance claims, HMO, PPO, Affordable Care Act – AHHH! How can anyone know what is best for themselves and their families when it is all so confusing? On this week’s Caregivers’ Circle, I interview …

Protecting Finances for Future Generations

June 23rd, 2015

I was interviewed by for an article about financial planning for seniors and their future care. I was pleased to see that my message is clear. We must have conversations with our aging relatives to understand their value systems, …

Palliative Care! What? I’m dying? How palliative care is NOT just for those with a terminal illness.

June 22nd, 2015

When individuals hear the words “palliative care” panic sets is as they think they are being told they have a terminal illness. This week, I speak with Dr. Bree Johnston MD, Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington …

Alive Inside – Winner of the Sundance Film Festival “Audience award” for a US Documentary

June 16th, 2015

I was honored to interview the Director and Producer of Alive Inside, Michael Rossato-Bennett. We discuss the making of his Sundance Festival award winning film and the importance of engaging those with cognitive challenges with music. Listen to Michael …

Tips on maximizing the time with your or your loved one’s doctor during a medical appointment

June 8th, 2015

Do you find that when you’re driving home from a doctor’s visit you realize you forgot to mention your biggest concerns? Do you become annoyed feeling like your loved one’s doctor doesn’t spend enough time with your loved one during …

How to identify guardianship fraud and protect vulnerable individuals

June 2nd, 2015

There are millions of vulnerable individuals who are unable to care for themselves due to advance memory losses, severe mental illness, intellectual disabilities and even as the result of an accident. There are legal processes that can be initiated to …

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