Been There, Done That — Tips from Caregivers
Many Hats, One Head
Daily Renewal for Caregivers
Poor Thing — A reader submission from Stroke Connection Magazine
Tips for Caring for a Loved One in Long-Term Care
Advocating For Your Loved One
The Caregiver's Advocacy Armor
Patient advocacy tips from caregiver, geriatric care manager and elder law attorney Sue Fabian.
A Light Through the Fog
Large hospitals, rehab centers and insurance companies are developing patient-advocacy systems to help patients resolve care and payment issues. Unfortunately, many patient issues cannot be resolved "in house." We highlight the stories of two stroke families who used a third-party advocate called the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF).
Personal Health Records
A typical person sees multiple healthcare providers, undergoes multiple tests and may even have multiple insurers. If you're responsible for family members' health information there's even more to keep track of. Thanks to the Internet and small digital-memory devices like USB thumb drives, it is easy to do.
Assessing a Rehab Facility Checklist
Print copies of this handy checklist, and ask these questions when you're touring a facility.