Chronic miscommunication: Finding a cure for neglected doctor-patient discussions

So many times, either as part of the natural aging process, early onset dementia or just plain not understanding, seniors visiting doctors come away with incomplete comprehension of their treatment plans, or worse yet, not being adequately treated for the primary reason to their health care professional to begin with. This is a great initiative. While not many foster homes are able to tap into this level of resources, we have been able to retain or commission longstanding caregivers who have been with us for many years to do much the same as what this group does.

 

Out of concern that her clients aren’t being heard by their doctors, Eugene-based Senior Resource Advisors sends them to appointments with nurses who will advocate for them.

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