Do I Really Need a Health Care POA?

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By Lisa Bayer, J.D., CCM Recently, I was talking to a friend of mine who told me that her mom’s attorney is pushing her mom to appoint a health care power of attorney as she was just diagnosed with mild or “early stage” Alzheimer’s Disease. My friend wanted to know if the attorney was trying […]

When the Care Manager Needs a Care Manager

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By Lisa Bayer, J.D., CCM I’ve had two kids and various same-day surgeries, but last month was the first time I was a fully dependent, admitted hospital patient. I’m in my 50’s so I guess that makes me pretty lucky. While it was elective foot surgery, I had been in excruciating pain for over a […]

Going an ER Visit Alone

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By Lisa Bayer, J.D., CCM Have you ever been a patient in an emergency room? Did you go by yourself or did you have someone with you? Were you seen right away or forced to sit in the waiting room for hours? Did you have your own “room” or was your bed parked in a […]

Warning Signs That Your Elderly Loved One Needs Help

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By Lisa Bayer, J.D., CCM The holidays are often a time that family members who have not seen one another get together to celebrate. Whether you are traveling or hosting there are several “warning signs” that your elderly loved one needs extra attention. You notice that your mom’s clothes are not fitting well. In fact, […]