The Key to Getting the Most Out of Your Healthcare Visits

Female therapist looking at patient and talking notes. Mental health problem consultation

Do you often leave your healthcare visits feeling like you didn’t get the information or support you needed? If so, you’re not alone. Many patients struggle to make the most of their appointments and get the quality care they require. More and more healthcare systems are requiring healthcare providers to complete a certain number of […]

Stunningly Simple Ways to Combat Inflammation for Optimal Health

inflammation of knee muscle.

Inflammation is an increasingly well-known issue that affects people of all ages and backgrounds. It’s more than just painful and uncomfortable stiffness and swelling – it can actually be detrimental to your overall health if not handled properly. But fear not! In this article, we’ll discuss some surprisingly simple ways that you can combat inflammation […]

5 Reasons Caregivers Skip Self Care And What I Did To Change My Priorities

Self-Care for the family caregiver

5 Reasons Caregivers Skip Self Care And What I Did To Change My Priorities As someone who is seven years into the caregiver journey, after my 46-year-old husband suffered a hemorrhagic stroke and subsequent brain injury, I have heard all about “self-care.”   It’s important to mention that I am also a nurse practitioner for the […]

How To Maintain Your Own Happiness As A 24 Hour Caregiver

Caregivers, Nutrition, Brain Injury & Medication Management Services

I understand how this seems either too easy or impossible if you are a 24/7 caregiver.  My own journey has not been seamless and I am a professional healthcare provider.  However, I can share with you that either way this is hard!  So I chose my “hard” everyday.

Denial In The Caregiver Role

For many of us, we hear the word “denial” thrown around a lot.  Working in hospice for more than a decade, I can tell you denial was a part of my work day in dealing with patients and their families.  I was generally accepting of it as part of the grieving process and I tried […]

Trust Me…I’m No Saint

For myself and many others, I often hear “I don’t know how you do it!  You must be a saint.”  This is in reference to caring for my husband over the last 6 years.  Mark and I were married for 18 months when he had a subarachnoid hemorrhage due to an undiagnosed genetic disease called […]

5 Complementary Therapies That Help with Brain Injury Recovery

A brain injury can change your life drastically, and recovery from such injuries often takes a long time, even years or decades in some cases. However, there are complementary therapies that can make the recovery process more effective and promote faster improvement in people who have suffered brain injuries. Here are five complementary therapies that […]

Brain Injury Awareness Month 2022

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]If I’m being honest, brain injury was not something I knew a lot about, even as a medical professional with more than a decade of practice under my belt.  Until it hit my own home.  Sure I worked with people who were affected by brain injury, but I didn’t […]

Helping to Preserve Dignity and Autonomy

Imagine one day you wake up and despite your years of education, work experience, and raising a family, suddenly your every choice and direction in life is being decided by another adult.  Maybe that other adult is a stranger or maybe they are a family member.  It would be soul crushing!  To have lived decades […]

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