Last week a good friend had bilateral knee replacements and chose to ‘buy up’ for her recovery by selecting the hospital’s “Concierge Unit.” Many hospitals now offer such a unit, requiring patients to pay out of pocket per night in addition to their expected insurance payment. In my friend’s case, it was $40o each night. . . . → Read More: $400 Per Night and Still No Benadryl Ointment!!
There is so much energy, money, and planning that goes into a vacation, especially if it’s a family vacation, that it’s worth taking some time to think about the ‘what ifs.’ No doubt we all want our vacation memories to be positive. So think about adding these seven tips (below) to improve . . . → Read More: Vacation? Don’t Leave Home Without Reading This!
I was on the receiving end of healthcare this week. Being a patient, and a nurse, is a little like being a “secret shopper.” I don’t usually admit that I’m a nurse when checking in, filling out the voluminous forms, or being interviewed on my personal health history by the intake nurse. I want to . . . → Read More: New, Ridiculous Policies
Who around us hasn’t had the experience where you thought, “Wow, I don’t know why that just happened, but I’ll chalk it up to serendipity.” OK, maybe exactly those thoughts, but close enough.
There are alot of other synonyms for serendipity—-luck, karma, fate, destiny. Regardless of what you call it, it works!
Yesterday, a gorgeous . . . → Read More: I Love Serendipity.
For many people, organ transplantations are just something we occasionally read about in the news, if at all. (Of course, a donor heart being given to a former vice president always makes the news.) But for the team at Guardian Nurses, organ transplantations are a much greater part of our day to day reality. We . . . → Read More: Even With A New Liver, Sometimes Patients Die
Did you know that more than a third of patients leaving the hospital ignore their discharge instructions and don’t seek the follow up care they need?
Ok, maybe ignore is too strong a word. Maybe the instructions were very rushed. Maybe the patient didn’t understand he was supposed to go get some more lab work . . . → Read More: Discharge Instructions: Why You Should Pay Attention