Keep Hospital Stays Affordable – Observation

  The use of “Observation Status” – treating certain hospitalized Medicare patients as outpatients when their care is indistinguishable to the consumer, family and patient from that of formally admitted inpatients – continues to garner a considerable attention of the Life Care Managers at Holistic Aging advocating for their clients. It remains an unresolved problem that … Continued

Supporting The Caregiver

  In 1999, I fulfilled my 2nd grade promise to take care of my Mom if she ever got sick. From personal experience, Supporting The Caregiver is as important as providing the personal care yourself. When I talk about that ‘time’ to anyone I generally say it was the worst but also the most precious … Continued

Should You Be Using Social Media To Advocate For Seniors?

    The question before you is:  Should You Be Using Social Media To Advocate For Seniors?   I just read the article: Advocating for Aging Services in a Digital World by Julie Sweetland, featured on the American Society for Aging website. She’s right.  We need to change both attitudes and perspectives, and social media both … Continued

Surrogate Decision Making Needed for HALF of Hospitalized Older Adults… is No Surprise to Options For Elder Care

Surrogate Decision Making Needed for HALF of Hospitalized Older Adults… is No Surprise to Options For Elder Care Wouldn’t you want that surrogate to be someone who knows your history, has clinical expertise, knowledge of the health care delivery system, that can interpret your diagnosis and treatment plan, has expertise in the older population, has … Continued