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FREE RESOURCES – GET THE INFORMATION YOU NEED
If you need more of a “how to”, let me share with you some of the topics discussed in my workshops, and interviews. Simply fill out the form below and I’ll send you a series of six free resources (one each day for 6 days) on the different topics listed below. These resources include a wealth of knowledge for navigating the medical arena that I learned through personal experience.
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Dr. Shopping – Finding that Special Someone
Finding the right doctor can feel overwhelming and exhausting. Use these six guidelines to help choose the doctor that is right for you.
Keeping Your Own Medical Record
Understand how the medical recording system works in todays health industry. Learn the why and how to medical records, your rights as a consumer, and find the best system for your own individual needs and those of your family. Become empowered by the knowledge and be in partnership with your healthcare provider.
10 Reasons to Change Doctors
While changing health care practitioners can seem like a gargantuan effort; consider the emotional, physical and monetary cost of being cared for improperly. Here are ten important reasons you should not ignore.
Living Wills and Healthcare Directives - Don’t let the legalese scare you!
Find out what a Living Will, Health Surrogate, Advance Directives, and Anatomical Donation is all about. Get answers to basic questions that are explained in plain English.
Do I Need a Second Opinion?
Frustrated? Concerned that you are not getting the quality of care you deserve or need? This resource provides 7 reasons why you should seek a second opinion and how to go about it.
If you have aging parents, or maybe you yourself are facing medical adversity, it’s time to have a talk. And we’re not talking about “the birds and the bees”. Learn how to have this conversation and what to talk about. Help organize you and your loved ones so that last wishes can be discussed and communicated. Don’t wait until communication is not possible. This informative resource will provide you and your loved ones a list of topics to discuss, share and learn from one another.
Here are links to some websites that you might find helpful in your own medical journey. This area is not necessarily an endorsement but rather sites I found interesting and informative to pass along to my readers.
Proverbs 31 Ministries – Helping women live in relationship with Christ.
BibleGateway – Website for connecting people to the Bible.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Addiction Center – A free web information guide that connects addicts and their families with the help they need to put their lives together.
AlzheimerSupport.com – Find Alzheimer’s & Dementia facilities near you at https://www.alzheimersupport.com/
Alzheimer’s Disease And Dementia Guide – What you need to know. https://www.toprehabs.com/alzheimers-dementia/
American Cancer Society – Programs and services to help people and their families with cancer.
Assisted Living for Seniors – https://www.seniorguidance.org/ Senior Guidance provides numerous helpful resources and articles on senior living, aging, dementia, senior care, caregiving, and more. In addition, they enable seniors and caregivers to search and find 50,000+ senior living facilities across every city, town, and county in the United States.
Assisted Living For Disabled Adults– https://www.seniorliving.org/lifestyles/assisted-living-communities/disability/
Camp Kesem – https://www.CampKesem.org A nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer at no cost to the families.
CaringBridge – Websites for connecting people when it matters most.
Consumersafetyguide.com – To educate the public and ensure consumers are informed about defective medical products, dangerous drugs, and high-risk consumer products.
Drug Science: https://www.drugscience.org/cbd-oil-for-parkinsons/ This site provides scientific and other material regarding the medical use of cannabis (marijuana), CBD (cannabidiol), and their respective legal status under the federal laws of the United States as well as individual state laws.
Grief/Learn a Healthy Grieving: Death is a major cause of grief, but there are others. Losses such as health, career, status, role, divorce, and financial loss cause many people grief. Want to learn more? https://www.cnvdetox.com/understanding-grief/
HelpGuide – Expert resources that help you resolve health issues.
Help.org – A comprehensive listing of a drug and rehab facilities based according to the needs of those seeking sobriety. https://www.help.org/drug-and-alcohol-rehab-centers/
Hospice Care for Mesothelioma – Resource for those diagnosed with mesothelioma. https://www.mesotheliomahelpnow.com/support/hospice-care/ This website was created to be a source of hope and empowerment to those affected by providing accurate and helpful information and resources.
Hospice Foundation of America – Hospice offers medical care toward a different goal: maintaining or improving quality of life for someone whose illness, disease or condition is unlikely to be cured.
InHomeCare.Com – https://www.inhomecare.com/ – A resource to find affordable, quality, non-medical, care giving agencies anywhere.
InsideBedroom.com – https://insidebedroom.com/ Want to know everything there is about sleep from when and where to sleep and what mattresses and pillows are the best. Check out this website.
Know Your DNA – Can a DNA test predict addition? Find out at https://knowyourdna.com/guides/can-a-dna-test-predict-addiction/
LearningHaven.org – An online educational program for youths. This article was put together by youth to assist seniors. https://www.parentgiving.com/elder-care/50-safety-tips-for-seniors/
Memory Care Facilities – a free service that helps families who have loved ones with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Through a free search tool and nationwide database of memory care facilities, families who are in need of memory care for their loved ones are able to find licensed care homes and communities in their location which are best equipped to take care of their loved ones. https://www.memorycarefacilities.net/
Nursing Home Abuse Center – Protecting Seniors from Abuse and Neglect. https://www.nursinghomeabusecenter.com/
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation – A national nonprofit dedicated to Parkinson’s disease research, education and advocacy.
Parkinson’s Disease and Symptoms – https://www.clancymedicalgroup.com/parkinsons-disease/
Retirement Homes Near Me – A complete list of retirement homes in the United States. https://www.retirementhomesnearme.net/
State Resources for Seniors – https://www.eldercaredirectory.org/state-resources.htm
St. Jude Hospital – A research and treatment facility for catastrophic diseases in children, primarily pediatric cancers.
Testicular Cancer Society – Support for Testicular Cancer (TC) and Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancers.
Today’s Caregiver – Online newsletter for caregivers – www.caregiver.com
Today’s Caregiver article: – The ABC’s of Caregiving. https://caregiver.com/articles/the-abcs-of-caregiving/?ct=t%28Caregiver+Newsletter
The American Association of Caregiving Youth – www.aacy.org Only organization in the US dedicated to help youth caring for chronically ill, injured, elderly, or disabled family member to achieve success in school and life.
Veterans Substance Abuse – https://www.arrowpassage.com/veteran-substance-abuse/ A great resource for veterans struggling with substance abuse and re-entering civilian life.
Vision Center – A great resource for learning about the care and health of your eyes – https://www.visioncenter.org/resources/vision-types/
Your Guide to Better Sleep – https://bestsleephealth.com/better-sleep/
Tuck Sleep – a community devoted to improving sleep hygiene, health and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. https://www.tuck.com/sleep-health/
211 Connect Palm Beach/Treasure Coast – Provides assistance, information, assessment and referral to community services in times of emotional, medical, financial and community crisis.
Tips for Travelers with Disabilities – Provides Airline Policies for Travelers with Disabilities.
DrugRehab – a spiritually-inclined treatment process helps thousands of addicts each year find the motivation necessary for recovery.
The Recover Village – Offers comprehensive treatment for drug & alcohol, eating disorders and mental health treatments tailored to the needs of the individual.
Sunny Sleevez – Protect your arms from sunburn with style.
Kathleen’s Kurls – A non profit raising funds for families who have a child affected with a serious illness.
Positively Positive – Bring uplifting voices and messages every day. Blog posts, videos, and handpicked quotations are designed to remind us that there is good in every situation, and possibility in every person.
Chicken Soup for the Soul – Chicken Soup for the Soul is a publishing, consumer goods and media company based in Cos Cob, CT. It is known for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books.
Susan Heim on Writing – Author and editor, specializing in parenting, multiples, Christian and women’s issues.