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 ClientsHow do we begin to thank you for the wonderful support and care you gave to Mom and the entire family. Her illness was brief, which was a blessing. Out of all the bad came some good. We were honored to have Eileen move so willingly into Mom’s home and care for her for those few weeks. She not only took care of Mom, but all of us. She tenderly guided us through the process of Mom’s death. Eileen is an amazing and talented woman who quickly became a part of our family. We are richer people for her presence in our lives. It became apparent that there were angels along the journey of Mom’s illness and death. The both of you and especially Eileen are among those angels. Thank you!

- Fondly, the family of M.R.

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