The Big Role Reversal: Managing an Aging Parent's Health

Posted by The CareSync Team

Apr 21, 2017 1:39:07 PM

It can be challenging helping an aging parent manage their health, even when they are open to receiving your assistance. But what about the additional challenges you face when they resist your help?

Whether that resistance is due to pride, denial, or the desire to not be a burden, here are a few things to remember and some tips that may encourage mom or dad to accept the help they need.

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Topics: share your health stories, health conditions, family health, care coordination, caregivers, health tips, healthcare planning, caregiving

5 Tips for a Successful Doctor Visit

Posted by The CareSync Team

Apr 18, 2017 5:36:42 PM

Visiting the doctor can be a little nerve-wracking for many people. Sometimes it seems like the entire doctor's appointment goes by in a blur, and once you leave you realize you forgot to ask your doctor about your specific medical concerns and questions. By planning how you will approach your doctor's visit ahead of time, you can avoid this problem and ensure a much more successful and stress-free doctor visit.

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Topics: patient engagement, doctor's appointments, medication & treatments, family health, care coordination, patients, Digital Health, healthcare costs

What Are Your Healthcare Priorities?

Posted by The Engaged Patient

Mar 24, 2017 11:26:00 AM

A survey from Deloitte found that consumer expectations about healthcare providers and interactions in healthcare settings are being formed by the types of positive experiences they have with other industries, such as banking and retail.

Personalized attention, tailored solutions, transparency regarding what to expect and how much it will cost, and convenient, expanded access to services are just a few of their expectations.

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Topics: patient engagement, doctor's appointments, family health, care coordination, patients, Digital Health, healthcare costs, healthcare research, healthcare access

The Heart of the Matter

Posted by CareSync Nursing Team

Feb 27, 2017 10:41:10 AM

Your heart is the center of your cardiovascular system, and is responsible for just about everything that gives your body life, ranging from the transportation of oxygen throughout your body to the success of your immune system. The foods you eat and the amount of activity you choose to take part in can dramatically affect the overall health of your heart and many other tissues that make up your cardiovascular system.

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Topics: healthy living, care coordination, health tips, heart health, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease prevention

Include "Me Time" as One of Your Caregiver Duties

Posted by CareSync Nursing Team

Feb 23, 2017 9:21:00 AM

There's no way to sugarcoat it. Being a caregiver is exhausting. That's why it's so important for you to remember to include some down time as part of your required caregiver duties. This is especially true if you're already experiencing symptoms of caregiver burnout, such as anxiety, exhaustion, difficulty sleeping, trouble concentrating, or feeling resentful toward the person you’re helping.

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Topics: patient advocacy, family health, healthy living, care coordination, caregivers, health tips

The Fight Against Cancer

Posted by The CareSync Team

Feb 13, 2017 9:20:00 AM

According to the American Cancer Society, cancer accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths. In just this year alone, approximately 600,920 Americans are expected to die of cancer. That’s a sobering statistic that translates to about 1,650 people per day. But there are steps you can take to prevent certain cancers, and the dangerous impact of some cancers can be lessened with proper screenings and early detection.

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Topics: chronic conditions, health conditions, chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, patients, observances & holidays

Heart Health + Kidney Health = A Perfect Pair

Posted by The CareSync Team

Feb 9, 2017 5:14:50 PM

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, everyone’s talking about the happy, healthy pairings that make life sweeter. So we decided it was a great time to remind you of another dynamic duo that works hard to keep you happy and healthy for life: your kidneys and heart.

Like peanut butter and jelly or Romeo and Juliet, your heart and kidneys make the perfect pair. It’s a long-term relationship that seems to suggest everything is better together.

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Topics: chronic conditions, health conditions, healthy living, care coordination, health tips, heart health

6 Steps Toward a Healthier 2017

Posted by The CareSync Team

Dec 20, 2016 2:30:54 PM

As you’ve been scrambling around getting shopping done, putting up decorations, and planning holiday dinners, the end of the year has been sneaking up on you. Don’t let all that planning and activity juggling get in the way of one of the most important things you can do for yourself before the year runs out: make your 2017 New Year’s Resolution List.

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Topics: chronic conditions, health conditions, diabetes, chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, patients, observances & holidays, CareSync

What Did You Do for American Diabetes Month?

Posted by The CareSync Team

Nov 30, 2016 4:31:51 PM

American Diabetes Month is coming to a close. The theme of this year's observance was very personal as the one in 11 Americans afflicted with diabetes were invited to share their stories about living with the disease through social media and #thisisdiabetes. There were stories of parents caring for children, individuals responding to a crisis, everyday management tips, images of healthy meals, and endless stories by loved ones who were champions for a grandmother or father or neighbor with the disease.

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Topics: chronic conditions, health conditions, diabetes, chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, patients, observances & holidays, CareSync

My Doctor Believed Me! Why I Carry My Medical Records on My Phone

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jun 14, 2016 11:49:04 AM

When a new doctor doesn’t have your medical history, it can feel like you’re starting over from scratch, trying to remember and share every important test, medication and detail from your past experiences. That’s not ideal for either of you.

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Topics: share your health stories, medical records, doctor's appointments, Medicare, care coordination, patients, Heart of CareSync

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