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When you’re a caregiver what is the most important function?

When you’re a caregiver the most important function you have is to “take care of” your loved one.  That means taking care of their medications, doctor appointments, keeping track of surgeries, chronic conditions, etc.  Remembering your own health information is difficult.  Trying to remember someone else’s is even harder.  Do you want to eliminate your…

Emergencies don’t make reservations!

Life is Unpredictable…Be Prepared with Medical History Readiness. I was faced with an emergency for my Mother.  I couldn’t answer any of the medical questions the 911 operator, the EMT’s or the ER doctors/nurses were asking me about my Mother’s medical history.  The feeling of helplessness was overwhelming.  I was faced with a problem and…

Why Can’t I See My Medical Files?

Our complex healthcare system is moving in directions that continue to confuse us and make us wonder “What the heck is going on?”.  Many are realizing that tracking their own medical information for their family is smart.  Of course,  I’m not suggesting to “do your own surgeries” or “diagnose yourself with an illness” – I’m…

Physical Therapy Takes A Lot of Dedication

Physical and occupational Therapy is HARD WORK!  I don’t care what age you are – it is a challenging task.  I watch my Mother struggle with it.  Her physical therapist comes; puts her gate belt on; gets her walker – and up she goes.  As I walk behind them with the wheelchair (just in case),…