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Patient Safety During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

As restrictions are slowly being lifted around the country, individuals are returning to hospitals, clinics and doctor’s offices for their routine or non-emergency medical appointments and procedures. While re-entering these environments is often necessary, it’s important to be as savvy, safe and resourceful as possible. Hospitals and medical offices have gone to great lengths to …

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New Program Offers a Win-Win for Age-in-Place Seniors and Young Renters

Thanks to an innovative program launched this month, Franklin County seniors have a new way to combat loneliness, age in place, make a little side money, and receive help with small jobs around the house. The program is called Nesterly Central Ohio, and it’s a partnership between Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, Nesterly, Age …

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Want to live longer? Get out of your chair.

Guided Patient Services tackles the reality of our modern life. We sit. We sit to eat, commute, work, be entertained, communicate, relax. Truth is–sitting is downright dangerous, even deadly. Researchers have concluded that our sitting is worse than smoking! Read below to find simple changes you can incorporate throughout the day to minimize your risk. …

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A New Twist on “The Talk” — Conversations About Comfort Care

You probably remember being a recipient of  “The Talk” — an uncomfortable conversation somewhere during your early teenage years when a well-intentioned adult tried his or her best to explain where babies come from. For many of us, that cringe-worthy conversation was initiated by a parent, who wanted to prepare us for life and the …

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A Private Patient Advocate’s Tips for Families: How to Help a Loved One With Dementia

As a private patient advocate, Guided Patient Services is offering tips for families on how to help a loved one with dementia. We know that getting together for the holidays often results in family members noticing the declining health conditions of loved ones they haven’t seen in awhile. Particularly loved ones with dementia. While the …

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Give Your Family the Gift of Planning

The holiday season is a time for traditions, memories, and visiting family from near and far. Holiday get-togethers present a perfect opportunity to check in on the condition of an aging relative (link: https://www.gpscolumbus.com/is-your-loved-one-safely-aging-in-place/), catch up over a meal, and of course for gift giving. The best kind of gift you can give to your …

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Do You Know the Difference Between a Hospital Patient Advocate and an Independent Advocate?

Francine reports: After my husband Leonard had surgery last week, he stayed in the hospital four more days. I stayed by his side as much as I could and waited every day for the surgeon to check on him. I had a million questions! But I never saw the surgeon again once the surgery was …

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