Our goal with this blog is simple: to educate and empower our clients and their loved ones by providing them with the tools and resources to make care easier. We do this by offering posts by experts on home care, transition care, dementia, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis and elderly care.
Listen, but be skeptical. This is perhaps the hardest part of taking control of your own care. You want to listen to the advice of your health care team, but you also need to know when to probe their recommendations or seek a second opinion. It can be a difficult balance; you will have to determine when a little skepticism is helpful. However, there are some unique times when you should be suspicious.
Too often seniors and their families take a passive role regarding important health care decisions and rely exclusively on their hospital or rehabilitation center. After all, you are in the middle of a serious health crisis and you are counting on health care experts to make the best decisions for you. Unfortunately the truth is that these facilities are businesses, and many have developed sophisticated processes that are designed to maximize insurance and Medicare profits.