Five Tips for Families and Friends to Improve Remote Caregiving for a Hospitalized Loved One

Five Tips for Families and Friends to Improve Remote Caregiving for a Hospitalized Loved One

When a loved one is hospitalized, family and friends always mobilize to be at bedside to provide comfort and protection. Families know their loved one best and consequently have an innate grasp of what matters most for the patient during any health crisis. Now with the pandemic families must contend with the unthinkable – a…

Checklists: An Essential Tool to Manage Remote Caregiving During a Hospital Stay

Checklists: An Essential Tool to Manage Remote Caregiving During a Hospital Stay

Injury, illness and chronic conditions are not on pause while the coronavirus rages out of control. What is on pause, however, is a family’s ability to care for and protect a loved one in the hospital. As a patient advocate dedicated to helping patients and families navigate complex hospital care, restricted visitation scares the hell…

Emergency “Go-Baggie”: Why You Need to Have One Ready Now
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Emergency “Go-Baggie”: Why You Need to Have One Ready Now

You never know when you might face an emergency medical crisis. At the height of the first coronavirus surge in the Northeast, my husband took advantage of a beautiful May afternoon and went out for a bike ride. He had a terrible freak accident and broke his back, neck and collarbone. As the EMTs were…

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