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How to be Your Own Advocate in the Hospital

Posted on April 10, 2018

Presenter:  Bill Pemberton 

Poor communication between doctors and patients, and between doctors and nurses, is discussed relatively frequently. But what about confusion between the teams of doctors who share patients in the hospital or clinic?

Miscommunication between a patient’s physicians is a major contributor to treatment and diagnostic mistakes as well as major frustration on the part of the patient.

Bill Pemberton tells his personal story of his two weeks in the hospital and dealing with multiple treating doctors who did not always communicate well with each other. These glitches in communication forced him to stay on top of his medical situation and be his own advocate to help bridge the gaps in communication among the hospital staff.

 

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Adaptive Clothing for Seniors

Presenter:  Elizabeth Woods, RN

Simple tasks such as dressing and undressing can sometimes be an issue when caring for the elderly. And no one wants to spend their time in institutional clothing such a hospital gown, but for those with physical limitations this can be the easier option. Adaptive clothing can help. Learn more about the many benefits of adaptive clothing for seniors who are living with physical limitations, those who are uncomfortable being touched or moved and the caregivers.

This video includes:

  • Benefits of adaptive clothing for both the caregiver and the care-receiver.
  • Examples: Tops, Pants and Shoes, and Wheelchair Options.
  • Where can adaptive clothing be purchased?
  • How to modify regular clothing into adaptive clothing.

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How Can I Convince My Loved One to see a Psychiatrist?

Presenter:  Dr. Thomas Weiss

Convincing someone to see a psychiatrist can be challenging and awkward. Sometimes you need to get creative with how you approach this difficult situation for it to go smoothly and without incident. With his usual wit and humor, Dr. Weiss, a geriatric psychiatrist, will walk you through some ideas for carefully approaching this delicate subject with your loved one. 

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How Can I Get My Loved One to STOP Driving?

Presenter:  Dr. Thomas Weiss

Always a difficult situation - you feel your loved one is no longer safe to operate a vehicle and they insist they are fine.This loss of independence can be devastating to many. How do you insist that your aging loved one stop driving - for their safety as well as the safety of others? Geriatric Psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Weiss gives you samples and real life scenarios for tackling this difficult situation.

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Staying Independent Longer with Adaptive Equipment and Strengthening Exercises

Posted on March 16, 2017

Presenter:  Natasha Dinani - Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

When mobility isn't what it used to be due to increased age, injuries from falls, or joint replacements - assistance may be needed to fulfill many of our activities of daily living.

This video will guide you through six adaptive devices that will assist you with bathing and dressing.

  • Dressing Stick
  • Reacher/Grabber
  • Long Handle Shoe Horn
  • Button Hook
  • Sock Aid
  • Long Handle Sponge

The presenter will also cover upper body and hand strengthening exercises that will assist you or your aging loved one to increase strength and gain independence in fulfilling activities of daily living. 

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An Age for Justice: Confronting Elder Abuse in America

Posted on May 25, 2016
This video reveals the ugly truth about Elder Abuse - produced by the Elder Justice Now Campaign - this tells the personal stories of families and individuals whose lives have been turned upside down by elder abuse. Abuse happens in many ways - financial, emotional, physical, and psychological.  Elder Abuse effects an estimated five million Americans every day. Elder Abuse Must End.

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The Art, Science and Spirit of Caring - A Different Perspective

Posted on May 10, 2016

As caregivers, we rely on support from each other, the medical community, and others to help provide the best care for our patients and ourselves. We know that caring for older adults involves more than knowing the exact details of a particular procedure or the administration of a medication regime. It is an art, science, and a spirit. In this video, nurse Maria Wellisch, RN, provides a unique perspective of this important topic. Attendees are sure to remember the lessons of caring. And the view of “Customer Service” will forever change the way you care. 

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Who Decides When You Can't: Advance Directives

Posted on April 15, 2016

Presenter: Carol Bertsch - Elder Law Attorney, San Antonio, Texas

Attorney Carol Bertsch gives an overview of what older adults and their families should consider related to advance care planning. Her presentation provides a foundation for individuals and families to use as they consider what they want to do in terms of advance care planning.

  • What are advance directives?
  • What do they do?
  • Who needs one? 

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Chronic Pain Management

Posted on February 16, 2016

Chronic Pain Management at a Crossroads - Addressing a Public Health Crisis

Chronic Pain the most common reason that people visit a doctor's office in the USA. This is especially true for aging seniors. People are searching for ways to manage chronic pain. Barbara Turner, MD,MSED walks us through this complex issue of how and why this is a public health crisis as well as answering the following questions and more:

What is Chronic Pain and how is this impacting the U.S.?
What are the risks and benefits of opioid therapy in managing chronic pain?
Where are we going with chronic pain managment?
Is there a role for non-pharmacologic managment?

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The Case for Hepatitis C Screening in Baby Boomers

Posted on February 10, 2016

Hepatitis C is the most common blood borne infection.This common yet often undiagnosed virus can lead to liver failure and cancer if not detected early.

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