We were recently interviewed on a radio show about the topic of aging parents. The host, like many adult children we hear from, wanted to educate himself (and his audience) on considerations in thinking ahead to a time when his parents may need assistance.
What is a patient advocate?
You're worried about Mom or Dad and someone suggests you get in touch with a geriatric care manager. You get a recommendation for a geriatric care manager in the area, or you select some care managers from an internet search. What next?
We previously shared some of the Challenges of Senior Care Coordination, along with some take away lessons family caregivers can learn from our professional experience as patient advocates.
Older adults with multiple chronic health conditions have an average of 37 doctor visits, 14 different doctors and 50 separate prescriptions each year. (Read more statistics and this citation: Chronic Illness: The Cost to Society fact sheet.)
Suddenly find yourself in the role of caregiver for an aging parent?
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