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HealthCare Prep!

HealthCare Prep!

Patient preparedness in healthcare refers to the proactive actions and behaviors that patients should undertake to enhance their own health. Healthcare preparedness is a valuable approach that empowers you to take an active role in your own health and healthcare journey.  Be Prepared, Be Healthier! Top of Form

Pre Appointment Questionnaire

Pre Appointment Questionnaire

Time with your Healthcare partner is often very limited. To be your best advocate requirespreparation. Documenting your reasons for the visit, beforehand, will help you receive theanswers you NEED. RECORD YOUR VISIT ON YOUR PHONEPrint individual sheets for each visit document THE ANSWERS. Learning to document and describe should provide you with satisfactory outcomes for better health.ADVANCE APPOINTMENT PRE-CHECKLIST is for you to document WHY you are there and what you NEED. ADVOCATE=ASK!

GO-TO RESOURCES

GO-TO RESOURCES

Call Jane Gregor for coordination of appropriate services 704 819 1775  Blake Living  Monica W monica.wojtkowski@blakeliving.com 803 833 0077 65 Senior Street  Carol Connor arol@65seniorstreet.com 704-579-4480 BUNGALOWS  Chrissy Sellers chrissy.sellars@phoenixrliving.com 803 289 8693 CAREPOINT Healther Rahrigs 704 508 9345 Centerwell HHC Helen Sizeland  Helen.sizeland@centerwellhomehealth.com 803 417 9748 ELDER OPTIONS Scot Tenenbrock  scott@elderoptionsforyou.om 704 942 0650 ENCOMPASS Devin Mizzell devin.mizzell@encompasshealth.com 803 378 3490 FIRST FLIGHT Ann Majors amajors@firstlighthomecare.com 980 355 1958 HEALTHSHARE Jane Gregor scclhsrn@gmail.com 704-819-1775 HEART 2 HEART Shelia Caldwell…

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Med Cabinet Reboot

Med Cabinet Reboot

How does your medicine cabinet look?  Bet you have more medications and supplements at the end of 2020, than ever before, right. Start the year right! Make a list of EVERYTHING, including all supplements, take it to a pharmacist and ask them to do a forensic review. You may have received many prescriptions, from different providers over the year. Plus, this year you have been taking more over-the-counter meds and supplements, right. A pharmacist will be able to check for…

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5 Easy Steps to Keep Meds Strai

5 Easy Steps to Keep Meds Strai

Consumer Report findings of 2000 seniors over 65 take on average 8-12 prescription medications per day. In addition, supplements, seasonal and temporary prescriptions are added. Approximately 530,000 injury incidents are seen yearly in outpatient clinics due to medication errors. What can you do to be safe, keep medications in order and receive the benefits that each medication is meant to give? Write them down. Keeping a good log of ALL your medications, prescriptions and over-the -counter can be life-saving. All…

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Do You Know?

Do You Know?

Living Will – A written document that allows a patient to give explicit instructions about medical treatment to be administered when the patient is terminally ill or unconscious. It may also be called an Advance Directive. Five Wishes a legal directive to name all those that will make Health Care Decisions for you. Specifying, loving care, personal and spiritual care in addition to the medical and legal. It allows your caregiver to know exactly what you want; even your favorite…

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Get a Better Check-Up

Get a Better Check-Up

Many of our annual check-ups have been delayed. Get ready and GO. Document your agenda. Bring a list of written prioritized questions, concerns, changes since your last visit like recent, falls, chest pain, or shortness of breath. A written list of medications. Write down what you actually take, including supplements and over-the-counter sleep meds, and CBD in any version. Make sure you get a hands-on exam. For a complete exam, you should get undressed. The doctor should check joints, heart,…

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Top Tips for Tele-Health Visit

Top Tips for Tele-Health Visit

The pandemic caused tele-health visits to increase into the 100’s of millions. Telehealth is here to stay. Prepare to get the most out of a tele-health visit. 1.Determine with your doctor’s office, that a tele-health call is appropriate for you. 2. Be prepared to provide your doctor with information, they may need to give you to develop your plan of care, lab values you question, change in B/P, change in weight, decrease in output? 3.Have all your current information in…

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Patient Navigation

Patient Navigation

Here is a great YouTube link on Patient Navigation. Please take an opportunity when you have time to review. It is chock -full of great insight into the complexities of getting the most out of your service provider

COVID & YOUR HEART

COVID & YOUR HEART

Living in the world of COVID brings stress and uncertainty and that put strain on your heart. Here are some suggestions to stay healthy in the coming months. All of these suggestions help support your immune system, so it will be there to support you when you need it in tip top shape. Don’t smoke, as it clogs up our lung filtering system. Keep blood pressure under control by managing your weight, exercise, eat a healthy diet and take, if…

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