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Medicare Annual Wellness Visits

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Hello, Welcome to the Evolve Senior Solutions, LLC blog by "A RN: Disclosed" also known as Danielle Harris.

So, this week, in the spirit of the New Year, still being upon us; I want to discuss Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit. No matter what time of year the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit is done it is a great visit to get checked off your list.

The Annual Wellness Visit is a yearly appointment/Visit; which, Medicare covers, to discuss your plan for preventive care in the coming year. Preventive care is a key component to aging well because you can prevent new chronic conditions from occurring and manage your current chronic conditions.

The Annual Wellness Visit is a detailed visit, so for this post, I want to focus on 2 parts that are my favorite requirements and reasons to get your Medicare Annual Wellness Visit done.

If you have been afraid to think about your living will, health care power of attorney, or financial power of attorney, this is the visit to “get your feet …

How to Be Proactive Instead of Reactive When It Comes to Aging Life Care...

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Proven assistance to elderly, their families

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If you are caregiver to your parent or parents, you typically still work, have children of your own to care for, a husband, and basic everyday responsibilities. There is not enough time in the day to complete your growing “to do list”. Then a monkey ranch is thrown into the daily routine if your mom or dad has to be admitted into the hospital.
Where do you go to seek support, get questions answered, figure out next steps, and what truly is best for your mom or dad?
This blog post is inspired by a recent article I read, not to mention, being a Care Manager for some time. This article described the everyday caregiver I encounter. However, working for a hospital system, I am limited in my abilities, this is the reason why I decided to become a Certified Geriatric Care Manager/Aging Life Care Professional® and own my own Aging Life Care™ Practice, (Evolve Senior Solutions, LLC). As an Aging Life Care Professional®  I can care for senior the way I love, the way they need to be cared for, ho…

Why make a resolution to use respite care?

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It is 2018! 🌟 Happy New Year!

Welcome to a new year, 2018 to be exact. Many people take this opportunity to have resolutions. But, I am one person who believe resolutions can happen any time of year, heck even anytime of the day or month. When you deem it is time for a change, then that's you making a resolution.

One resolution I would like all caregivers to have is to use respite care. Merriam-Webster says that respite is "to grant a temporary period of relief..".

I see respite care for caregivers as a part of their self-care plan too, because while your loved is enjoying the respite care/company of a new face, you as the caregiver can go off and do things you love.

Not to mention, I think patients love respite care, because honestly, patients sometimes want a break from you too, as their caregiver; to see some new faces, hear some new voices, and have new memories.

So I have some reasons below, why respite care, should be a resolution, for you as a caregiver for 2018…