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Calling 911

Calling 911

CALLING 9-1-1     Keep calm, don’t panic. Get to your phone and dial 9-1-1. Do Not Hang Up. 911 operators GPS system will locate your phone. Keep calm, don’t panic. You are going to be asked questions – Speak clearly. 911 dispatches within I minute of answering a call. They are sharing the information you are giving to the services. Here are some questions you should be prepared to be asked: a. Fire? Ambulance? Police? Do you require assistance from law enforcement? …

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Brain Less Traveled

Brain Less Traveled

Brain’s Less Traveled   So, I am definitely a right-sided dominant person. My right hand and foot are even a little larger from using for so long, I guess. Last year, I was speaking with local occupational therapists, who were reporting success with increasing the capabilities of post stroke patients, now needing to use their “other side”. One of the good side effects, seems to be that it awakens and strengthens the neural connections in the brain, and may even…

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Start ….To Be Organized

Start ….To Be Organized

                                 HOW TO  GET  STARTED ………. TO BE ORGANIZED Here are some important guidelines on how become a responsible partner and learn to control your health decisions. All of us need to be the manager of our own health, or we need a family member or advocate who is familiar with our health situation. Be Prepared, a three-ring binder will help you keep track of your doctors, nurses, and insurance issues, as well as your medications. Keep all information Current….

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Medical Health History. How do I write mine?

Medical Health History. How do I write mine?

To create a detailed health history you should include: •Individual contact information for each of your physician practices ie.. orthopedic, arthritis, gynecology, cardiac, internal medicine, neurology etc. •Each section should include test results that have been done in the past such as any lab test, blood work, EKG, scans, MRI’s. •Highlight past complications to surgeries and include anesthesia difficulties. •Document activities you are currently doing to focus on a healthy lifestyle. •Encourage to give a real account of daily alcohol…

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Reasons why your Living Will should be in your glove compartment and your travel suitcase?

Reasons why your Living Will should be in your glove compartment and your travel suitcase?

Why do you need to have a Living Will A living will allows you to document your wishes concerning medical treatments. The most important fact is that paper copy of Your Living Will  must be WITH you when you enter the hospital.  Not in your safe deposit box, Not with your children and Not as part of your electronic medical record.  Your spouse vocally sharing your wishes is NOT legally binding. Realize if you arrive in an ER unconscious, we…

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What is Durable Power of Attorney or Healthcare Power of Attorney

What is Durable Power of Attorney or Healthcare Power of Attorney

HCPOA or DPOA understand the differences so you can get the services you require. What is a Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) and Why do I Need One, is a question being asked more frequently.  It is important to understand how it is different than a Healthcare Power of Attorney.  Is it to be effective now or when I am incapacitated?  What can you do to make sure it can it be enforced? I have been asked many of these…

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