Advocating For Your Loved One
The Caregiver's Advocacy Armor
Patient advocacy tips from caregiver, geriatric care manager and elder law attorney Sue Fabian.
A Light Through the Fog
Large hospitals, rehab centers and insurance companies are developing patient-advocacy systems to help patients resolve care and payment issues. Unfortunately, many patient issues cannot be resolved "in house." We highlight the stories of two stroke families who used a third-party advocate called the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF).
Personal Health Records
A typical person sees multiple healthcare providers, undergoes multiple tests and may even have multiple insurers. If you're responsible for family members' health information there's even more to keep track of. Thanks to the Internet and small digital-memory devices like USB thumb drives, it is easy to do.
Assessing a Rehab Facility Checklist
Print copies of this handy checklist, and ask these questions when you're touring a facility.
- Weight Training After Stroke
- Tips for Improving Fine Motor Skills
- Physical Effects Resources
- Functional Tone Management Arm Training Program
- Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy
Emotional & Behavioral Challenges
- Simple Techniques Can Help Memory
- Personality Changes After Stroke
- Behavior Changes After Stroke
- Depression Trumps Recovery
- Cognitive Challenges After Stroke
- One-side Neglect: Improving Awareness to Speed Recovery
- Behavior Interventions
- Conditions Impacting Communication After Stroke
- Aphasia vs. Apraxia
- Communication Technology
- Steps to Improve Communication for Survivors with Dysarthria
- Types of Aphasia
- Concerns for New Treatment Approaches
- Constraint-Induced Language Therapy for Aphasia
- Reading Rehabilitation After Stroke
- Communication and Swallowing Resources