Teri Dreher – Highway to Heart, Humor, and Honesty in Healthcare Interview

The following audio interview will be transcribed to text to create the upcoming charity/anthology titled HIGHWAY TO HEART, HUMOR, and HONESTY in HEALTHCARE. Available late Spring/early Summer 2020. VISIT the book page   Teri…

The Facts of Life - Escalating Senior Health Care Needs

Eleven million people over the age of 65 are living alone today. One in five persons are now solo-agers with no adult children to provide the emotional, physical and logistical support needed. More seniors each day do not have family members…

Ageism in the Health Care Setting

As Patient Advocates, we advocate for all people with any kind of a medical need. Many of our clients have complex medical conditions, but not all do. We have clients of all ages, but a large number of our clients are the elderly; these are…

Not Just Old

In our culture, youth is worshipped. Aging means decline, cognitive and physical decline, something we don’t like. Something that is a source of frustration to us younger ones, like when we find ourselves in line behind such an elder at the…

The Sandwich Generation – an Overview

Who They Are You probably have heard the term “Sandwich Generation”; maybe you are a part of this group. If you aren’t a part of this group, you may be curious about who they are. The term “Sandwich Generation” was originally coined…

Illinois Medicaid – Slow to Pay

Medicaid Enrollment Numbers The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services maintains a running update of total enrollment numbers. In July 2018, 606,670 Illinois residents were covered under expanded Medicaid. After the eligibility…

Active Advocates and the Power of a Proxy

For this week’s take on our active advocates, we follow NShore Chief Advocate and CEO, Teri Dreher If you know Teri, you know she’s in this business because she cares. That’s why when a client with no or little family around is in trouble,…

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