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Hari Khalsa, MSN, FNP, nurse practitioner and founder of Healthcare Whisperer, a patient advocacy company. Healthcare Whisperer is committed to the belief that every person deserves the best possible access to healthcare and to be treated with dignity, integrity and compassion.

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Today's guest is Howard Block, elder care patient advocate expert. He is my go to person for any difficult situations with my elder clients. He has been practicing in this field for over 20 years and his expertise is inspiring. One of the issues we have been discussing recently is a person's wishes at the end of life and how to get facilities and family members to respect those wishes. Howard has many stories, some heartbreaking, about patients and families journeys to get medical professionals and administrators to respect those wishes. We will discuss DNRs and how those wishes can be protected and respected. Howard tells it like it is with humor and honesty. This is a not to miss episode.
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The endless drama continues. I have learned to never let my guard down and expect the unexpected. I am going to talk about DNR and specialized Physician signed specific orders on what you want at the end of life. A DNR may not be... more

The world of assisted living and hospice is not easy. Walking the road with my mother as she is dying is painful and inspiring. Some days I feel very lucky to have this time and other times my head is spinning.

Just as Meghan Trainor says in her song"It's all about the bass", I say with assisted living and hospice, "it's all about the regs". I have kept my mother safe by knowing what her rights are and what the regulations are. This blog will be... more

What a crazy ride this journey is. Minefields galore. My mother continues to decline and I can hardly keep up. This blog is about working with hospice and getting the assisted living to respond. Lessons learned that I hope will help you

I continue talks about caring for my Mom in assisted living and hospice. My hope is my experience will help others. I have just returned to New Mexico and witnessing the changes that have occurred in the last two weeks

This is the continuation of the journey through assisted living and hospice. My goal is that by listening, you will gain insight into the process. This blog speaks to some key factors caregivers needs to think about when selecting an assisted... more

Here is another installment about life with Mom in assisted living and hospice. There bever seems to be a dull moment. She continues to decline and I continue to try to keep her comfortable and safe.

This is a continuation of my experiences dealing with assisted living and hospice. It is my experience of dealing with with all the issues and the constant rebalancing. My hope is the information from my experience will be of help to... more

My blog continues about what it is like to be the caregiver for a parent in assisted living, nursing home and hospice. In this episode, I will speak about Hopsice and my Mother's choices about her death. I will talk about the prospect of her... more

I feel very lucky and excited to have Michele Rosenthal back on the show to talk about her new book, Your Life After Trauma:Powerful Practices to Reclaim Your Identity. Her book is a continuation of her work helping people with PTSD. This... more
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