Maximizing Time with Doctors

Communication is vital to receiving the best healthcare possible, but many seniors struggle when it comes to talking to their doctors. These resources offer applicable advice and pre-planning tips to help get questions answered at a doctor’s visit. To learn how Independence-4-Seniors in DuPage county can assist with scheduling and transportation to appointments as well as medication reminders, contact us today.

Downloadable Tools and Tips:

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Web Resources:

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Elderly Patient Communication
Q&A column courtesy of QualityHealth.com provides useful advice for helping seniors communicate effectively with their doctors.

Ask the Tough Questions
This AARP article offers information to ask the right questions so you can leave the doctor’s office with the information you need.

Prescription Medicine
eMedicineHealth provides a detailed overview of prescription medicine and related issues, including what to do during the visit to the doctor and pharmacy, common prescription abbreviations, synonyms and keywords, generic medications, and more.

Hospital Hints
If a hospital visit is planned, get some sound advice about preparing from AGIS.com.

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Something to Talk About

Quotes from our ClientsI don’t know how we would have gotten through this without you and your staff’s assistance. You probably already know this, but I feel compelled to give you a “report card” on the day staff:
Virginia: She’s an angel, and at the same time, a “whirling dervish” with a non-stop take charge energy level. I can’t say enough good things about her. She cares about her clients and their demise hurts her.
Lucy: Kind and caring. Good Activity level.
As you know, the night crew is on duty when we were generally sleeping, so we had less interaction. Monica is a good and caring person. (She called after Linda’s passing to give her condolences). So is Sue. With less demands, the night crew is different in operation. You guys have the right folks on the right shifts.
That’s what my daughter Keri and I thought. Thought you should know.
In closing, let me say that your service exceeded our expectations. I’ll definitely recommend your firm to anyone that I hear needs help.

- Thanks again, M.R.

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