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Empowered Patients

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

In honor of Nurse’s week which was Sunday, May 6 to Saturday, May 12, I want to discuss the importance of empowered patients.

As a Registered Nurse, I pride myself on advocating for patients, but too empowering them is just as important as well. When I discuss empowered patients, I mean it in terms of an action word, to empower, which according to Merriam-Webster, is to give power to (someone).

The United States has a complex health care system and it is difficult to navigate – this is one of the tasks an Aging Life Care Professional® helps with. In order to navigate the complex health care system patients and families must be empowered. The key to patient empowerment is information and education. Francis Bacon said it best and it is true “Knowledge is power.”

Patient empowerment is emerging as a new paradigm in the health care system, but for Nurses, I’d have to say it has been a…

Older American's Month

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

Celebrate Older Americans Month!

For this blog post, I want to bring awareness to the month of May - it is recognized as Older Americans Month. So in this post I want to emphasize that you are NEVER too old (or young) to do activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being - that is #agingwell #holisticaging

Did you know that about 80 percent of older adults have at least one chronic health condition? Therefore staying active is ONE of the best ways to prevent decline, both physically and cognitively.

What are some of those activities? 
1. BE and GET active and exercise - with friends, neighbors, or families 
Older adults are becoming more active than ever.  Visit www.Go4Life.nia.nih.gov, the National Institute on Aging’s online resource for staying active, or find a local Matter of Balance program, one of the Administration for Community Living’s evidence-…