Medical Issues

Post Intensive Care Syndrome. What is it? How can you avoid it?

Click Here to Listen to Related Episode Post Intensive Care Syndrome. What is it? How can you avoid it? By Diane Berardi, Eldercare Expert and  Parents Are Hard To Raise Talk Show Host Millions of patients are admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) each year, one third of who will need a machine to

Flu Epidemic Alert!

Caregiver Alert: Experts say this year’s flu season could be really bad... and that means potentially more elderly deaths from the illness. The flu is spreading unusually fast this year, and could be the worst in recent history. Experts site two reasons for this: First— an accidental mutation in the virus used to

Flu Epidemic Alert!

Caregiver Alert: Experts say this year’s flu season could be really bad... and that means potentially more elderly deaths from the illness. The flu is spreading unusually fast this year, and could be the worst in recent history. Experts site two reasons for this: First— an accidental mutation in the virus used to

#32 Lessons from a real world medical emergency

What really happens in a medical emergency? Everything you've prepared yourself for... Every plan you have in place... Every plan plan you have for that day and Every single item on your insanely busy schedule.... All goes to hell in a handbasket the moment the telephone rings and and the voice on the other

#31 Taking Chances with Your Parent’s Healthcare?

Good healthcare doesn't happen by chance... A visit to the doctor can be stressful and may often seem a bit rushed, especially for our aging parents.  Because of this, many older patients forget to bring up concerns they may have and doctors may forget to ask if they understand all that was said. 

# 24 How Medicaid Works… Plus some really embarrassing ways to die.

How Medicaid works.  Plus... some really embarrassing ways to die. Follow Diane: FaceBook Twitter Medicaid health care coverage can be confusing...   In this episode of Parents are Hard To Raise, Diane explains how Medicaid works. Plus… Every year poor, unsuspecting people meet their maker in unusual and

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