Tag Archives: Stroke

Dad Had a Stroke… Now What?

Mr. Smith is 79 years old. A week ago, he had a stroke while home alone. Thankfully, his youngest son arrived minutes later and got Mr. Smith admitted to the hospital. After a week, the hospital discharge planner contacted Mr. Smith’s oldest son, Paul, who is listed as his healthcare POA (Power of Attorney). The … Continue reading Dad Had a Stroke… Now What?

A Stroke Under Observation

What's the fuss about observation status

by Beverly Bernstein Joie, MS, CMC, Aging Life Care Association™ Member   One Professional’s Personal Experience with Medicare Observation Status My husband, Dan, came home from work on December 23, 2014 and, as is our fashion, I asked him about his day. When he began talking, It was evident he could not find the words … Continue reading A Stroke Under Observation