Tag Archives: emergency department

An advocate: 5 reasons to have one

“An advocate can be a family member, friend, trusted coworker, or a hired professional who accompanies you to your appointments and asks questions, writes down information, and speaks up for you so you can better understand your illness and get the care you need.” [Source: AARP] As an Aging Life Care Professional (also known as […]

Five ways to improve hospital stays for people living with dementia

Hospital stays can be challenging for any patient and for someone living with dementia, the patient experience can be even more scary and confusing. Here are five ways caregivers can improve their loved one’s experience. Frequently a trip to the hospital begins with a visit to an Emergency Department (ED). According to the Centers for […]

Emergency Department trip tips

  This care manager spent last Sunday at a Raleigh, NC hospital Emergency Department. I went with a client who had an early morning health crisis (and has dementia). During our visit I was reminded of the many benefits of having a knowledgeable “plus one” by the patient’s side. If you are sick enough to be sent to the emergency department, you […]