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Checklist for Nurse Patient-Safety Advocates

November 28th, 2010 | Posted in Quality Care

One of the defining characteristics of patient advocacy is to ensure patient safety. When in the hospital setting, part and parcel of securing patient safety is understanding what to do to avoid medical errors. From firsthand experience, nurse patient-safety experts offer these suggestions for nurses who want to work to reduce medical errors: 1. EmbraceRead More

Patient Advocates: Guides to Billing and Coding

November 28th, 2010 | Posted in Professional Skills

It is no secret, and no simplified sentiment, that the healthcare system in the U.S. is complex and confounding—from insurance coverage to care delivery and everywhere in between. Regardless of your opinions about health reform, health policy and the like, the current reality is that the typical healthcare consumer (read: patient) will require some typeRead More

Choosing the Right Adult Day Care Services

November 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Long-Term Care

Becoming a caregiver for the elderly is a serious responsibility. Aging adults require a gentle hand when facing the reality that their formerly independent lives have been altered by illness, the death of a spouse or for financial reasons. Adult day centers provide an alternative option for caregivers who seek to give aid to theirRead More

Starting a Business in Geriatric Care Management: Can You Do It?

November 5th, 2010 | Posted in Business Development

While it can be an extremely rewarding endeavor, starting a geriatric care management (GCM) business is not for the faint of heart. Gung-ho entrepreneurs launch new businesses every day, and the majority of these pursuits do not last, including in this niche of healthcare. Approximately 80 percent of all geriatric care management businesses are owner-run,Read More