Consumer Healthcare Corner

June 25, 2014 | Laurel Jones

Presenteeism and the Working Family Caregiver

Presenteeism is a term that is used with human performance measurement by human resources and organizational leaders. It is the enemy of highly functioning teams.  Presenteeism is described as being present at work but not being productive due to mental or physical health reasons.  This can take the form for excessive time on the phone or internet […]

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June 5, 2014 | Laurel Jones

Get a Healthcare Advocate

If you’re caring for someone who has Medicare you should know that the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee noted that almost 1 in 5 hospitalized Medicare patients will be READMITTED to the hospital within 30 days of discharge at a cost of about $15 billion.  Dorland Health noted that avoidable hospital readmissions are typically caused by […]

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May 8, 2014 | Laurel Jones

Mother’s Day and Beyond

As you spend your weekend thinking of ways to show your mother, or the person who’s been like a mother to you, just how wonderful they are, think about ways that you can help them take care of themselves.  Also think of ways to touch her heart. Mothers are the world’s most famous family caregivers.  […]

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March 26, 2014 | Laurel Jones

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When Life Barges In – Caregiving and Support

It’s a good day.  You’re aware that you are living in the fruits of your labor.  A minute after you enjoy that awareness, a new reality barges into your life.  The phone rings. You get a text, or an E-mail.  It’s your parent, spouse,  50+ year old family member or friend that you love – […]

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March 13, 2014 | Laurel Jones

Be Aware – It’s Coming

If you’re reading this blog that means that you are human, and you live in a body.  One day, your body, mind, or both will need health care support.  It is to your advantage to know what to expect when using your U.S. health care system, which is ever evolving.  Today, you need to understand […]

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