How to get the best care for your loved one

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By Bonnie Friedman

Most of us have first-hand experiences when someone is hospitalized and know it can be scary–even terrifying–for the patient and for family and friends. Author and presenter Bonnie Friedman knows the anxiety first-hand. Bonnie lived through it 14 times over 24 years, fighting for her husband’s well-being. On March 7th she will personally share her hard-won wisdom in her talk, Hospital Warrior: How to Get the Best Care for Your Loved One with all of us. During her time, with us, Ms. Friedman will highlight:

• Communicate effectively with doctors and nurses
• Become an integral member of the care team
• Make the most of what the hospital has to offer
• Know what to do if things go wrong
• Plan for your loved one’s discharge from the hospital

Her presentation will also include information on how to understand the hospital environment and how to navigate its complicated pathways in order to make you a strong, effective champion for your loved one. Each one of us is as critical to that person’s recovery as the doctors and nurses. Our role is different, but vital. In some cases, we can make the difference between life and death.

Hospital Warrior is Bonnie Friedman’s practical guide to advocating for a loved one. It is also a story of love, family and thriving. Hospital Warrior includes checklists, added resources, templates and interviews with doctors and other healthcare professionals who provide essential tips and advice for the reader and for us.

This March Program will take place at Turtle Rock Conference Room at 1:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 12:30. For information, contact Marcia Schweitzer at or text: 302-387-7017 (text only).