Most people experience confusion when they need to be in a hospital. Confusion is the inability to think as clearly or as quickly as you want to. Whether you are a patient or a relative of the patient - hospitals are confusing. Without a medical background, it can be an almost helpless feeling. What’s going on? Should I ask that question? What is going to happen next? Why did the doctor say that? Why isn’t the nurse coming? Why do I feel so out of place?
There are 3 types of confusion people have in hospitals:
...is related to the specifics of being in a hospital. You don’t feel well, you could be in pain and frightened about what is wrong with you. The hospital environment is a strange environment. The medical vocabulary is foreign to you. There is a lack of understanding and even more confusing, there is misunderstanding.
...is exactly that. CONFUSION. Their loved one is sick and the family doesn’t understand what is going on. A person may not comprehend his/her role as an advocate for the patient. Hospitals are busy places. With Israeli hospitals ranked as the most crowded hospitals in developed countries worldwide, the doctors and nurses are often unavailable or don’t have time to answer questions.
...is quite common in patients over age 60. Nearly a third of seniors experience new or worsened confusion during a hospital stay. It is brought on by emotional and physical stress couples with disorientation (waking up in a strange place). An infection/fever can result in serious delirium. Most cases of delirium are temporary – lasting days to weeks.
EMA Care professionals enter each hospitalized client situation with the primary intent to prevent patient and family confusion by improving communication, asking the right questions, getting answers, and optimizing care by the hospital staff. We will be with you and your family to lead the way to the best hospital care available. EMA Care is familiar with hospital procedures and will explain and advocate for you - every step of the way.
Hospitalizations are tough enough. Don’t let a hospital stay lead to confusion. Call EMA Care in your time of need.
Thank you for the zoom (and all your updates). It was great. I wish the news was like that. Straight forward, factual, unemotional. Bravo to both of you ladies!!
My experience with Ema Care has been so positive that I wanted to share it in case it could help someone else. Eight days ago my daughter, a Shanah Bet student, called to say she wasn’t feeling well and had symptoms of Covid-19. I was put in touch with an Infectious Disease specialist who recommended Ema Care. I reached Dr. Eliana Aaron easily and signed my daughter up. The next morning, Ema Care gave my daughter a telehealth exam and provided her with prescriptions, as well as a list of...
I would like to also add my compliments, you exceeded my already very high expectations. You can certainly send other schools our way for a recommendation.
-Mr. E. Naiman
Dear Dr. Eliana words simply cannot express how much you have done for all of us and so many others in keeping us informed, calming anxieties, and being such a wonderful and patient resource through such a difficult time. Wishing you much bracha and hatzlacha in the merit of all the countless mitzvot u have done to help so many through these trying times; mikol halev, ein milim and thanks so so much .
Gap Year Program Staff
Hello Dr. Aaron. I cannot thank you enough for providing not only crucial information but a framework that gave us stability and allowed us to function (instead of descending into chaos, which undoubtedly would have happened, if not for you). At the risk of waxing dramatic, I will tell you that when I think of what you've done these past couple of months, what comes to mind is Rav Yohanan Ben Zakai asking Vespasian to give him Yavneh ve-Hakhameha, thus saving the entire enterprise of Talmud...
I just wanted to say I think Dr. Eliana is one of the most rationale people providing the public with current information. I have no idea how I came across your Facebook page but I love what you say, just heard the one about reopening shuls, and the way you present it. clear, concise and factual. I work in Toronto on COVID 19 and just wanted to let you know that you are doing a fantastic job. I think here there are community doctors putting out information and I have told them they are too...