Tag Archives: insurance

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 […]

Medicare coverage

Medicare coverage choices can be confusing! What is the best plan for you or your loved one? Medicare Open Enrollment is October 15 – December 7, 2019.  With 10,000 boomers turning 65 years old and retiring every day, the topic of healthcare coverage through Medicare is more timely than ever. Do you know that by […]

Patient advocate: why you need one

Serving as my client’s patient advocate is one of my most heartfelt responsibilities. Who has your back if you are admitted to the hospital or need to go to the hospital emergency department (ED)? Have you heard of running a gauntlet? That’s what a trip to the hospital is like. The complexities of medical insurance, patient […]

Household monthly bills

When did managing the household monthly bills become so burdensome to my mom? For 50+ years Mom ran the household, an early version of “Momager”. Recently though, as the macular degeneration continues to weaken Mom’s vision, her daily chores take longer and her patience is short. When I visit I see the mail stacked up on […]

Save money and time. Hire a Care Manager.

              Save money and time – two goals toward a more balanced life. It truly takes a village to help aging families navigate the 21st century complex healthcare and social support systems in the United States. Think of our Professional Aging Life Care Managers™ as your personal project managers. […]

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 […]