A Generation Xer's caregiving journey

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Be Thy Own Health Advocate

 

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After putting my health on the back burner for a while, (who am I kidding, a long while) I decided to get my annual checkups.

I took one of the regular exams over a month ago, then they wanted me to come back to have another exam.

The place where I took the exams sent the results to me, but not to my primary care facility.

Two weeks after the exams, I thought that the primary care facility would of had the results, but they did not.

I thought a couple of weeks was enough time for the primary to review the results, so I scheduled the appointment.

Its a good thing I had the results on me.

I started to get my records in order earlier in the year during a lull b/w Nana’s appointments.

The lesson here. Keep your own health records just as good if not better than your caree’s.

 

Always have a backup plan when dealing with Paratransit

Tweet   Before Thanksgiving, I’d scheduled a pickup time for Nana so that she could spend time with the family. so we called paratransit. We were outside waiting for the van before our assigned time, but no one came. Turns out, the driver was on the wrong street. I called the office and they told… Continue Reading

Have a new healthcare provider? Confirm their address before the appoinment

Tweet   We have a new specialist and  after a year and a half of getting all the paperwork straight, we were finally able to go. The thing is the primary doctor had the old address of the specialist. I called paratransit with the old address, not realizing that it was “the old address”. I… Continue Reading

Has your elder gone “paperless” yet?

Tweet In case you didn’t know, March 1 is the deadline for Social Security checks going paperless. If your elder has a bank account and benefits are already being sent there, they are ahead of the game. According to the article, recipients that don’t specify a preference will still receive a paper check, but they will be… Continue Reading