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The Village where Everyone has Dementia: Welcome to Dementiaville!

The Village where Everyone has Dementia: Welcome to Dementiaville!

By Janet Coulter, MSN, MS, RN, CCM Is this an episode of The Twilight Zone?  Imagine, if you will, a village for people with dementia. Have we crossed over to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind…a journey into a wondrous land of...
Hope and Help with Covid Vaccinations

Hope and Help with Covid Vaccinations

By Trina Mays BSN, RN, CCM, CRC I haven’t worked at the bedside in a while. Like many nurses, I began my career in a hospital and was able to work intimately with thousands of different people. Bedside nursing was challenging and fulfilling but after several years, I...
PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE: Technology: A Curse or a Blessing?

PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE: Technology: A Curse or a Blessing?

Technology has been a hot topic in recent discussions around case management practice.  How one embraces technology has ranged from necessary adaption to “let’s do more”.  I have heard lamentations of “Zoomed Out” (no disparagement to Zoom company intended) to...
Health Equity Should be A Standard Goal of Health Advocates

Health Equity Should be A Standard Goal of Health Advocates

By Robin Shapiro The primary role of a health advocate is to help patients find the best care possible and to help people have more choice, control (and therefore) power over their medical life.  As this field of health advocacy has emerged, we have identified three...
Engaging Complex Populations: It Takes a Village….. or Does it?

Engaging Complex Populations: It Takes a Village….. or Does it?

By Dennis A. Robbins Ph.D., M.P.H. and Bob Raleigh Ph.D. As with any identifiable group that shares a point of view on a topic of interest, the capacity to understand why people do what they do is often a mystery.  Why would anyone turn their back on a cure for one of...
The Challenge of Caring for the Caregiver

The Challenge of Caring for the Caregiver

By Janet Coulter, MSN, MS, RN, CCM   Imagine you are on a plane and the pilot signals an emergency. Oxygen masks fall from the overhead space.  What should you do? What did the Flight Attendant say during that routine pre-take-off safety demonstration?  Oh, yes.  I...