Though Vaccinations Have Helped, COVID-19 Outbreaks Still Persist at NC Nursing Homes 4/7/2021
Nancy shares how vaccinations have helped, and why outbreaks persist in North Carolina nursing homes.


Some Believe Caregivers Deserve Higher Priority in Vaccine Eligibility Line 1/15/2021
Nancy Ruffner, Patient Advocate, emphasizes the priority need for vaccines of the caregivers, personal and professional, who interface with elderly and high-risk individuals.


Virus Outbreak Closes Nursing Homes to Families, logo 4/24/2020
Nancy Ruffner shines the light on the problems within nursing homes during COVID-19 such as infection control, short-staffing, communication with families, funding.


Elder Orphans: Numbers Rise as Challenges Soar
Aging Matters Podcast 4/2020
Nancy Ruffner shares how social isolation is impacting elder orphans during the COVID-19 pandemic with hosts Jason Kong (WPTF) and Nicole Clagett (Transitions GuidingLights).


ABC 11For Seniors, the Isolation of Social Distancing Can Come with Devastating Health Effects
ABC 11 3/19/20
Nancy Ruffner comments on the effects of social distancing on our seniors.


Elder Orphans: Numbers Rise as Challenges Soar
Aging Matters Podcast 4/2019
A lively conversation in the studio about “Elder Orphans” “Solo Seniors” or simply “Solos”. Nancy Ruffner talks about solutions for a growing subset of our aging population with hosts Jason Kong (WPTF) and Nicole Clagett (Transitions GuidingLights).


Elder Orphans: Numbers Rise as Challenges Soar
Triangle Business Journal 12/7/2018
Nancy Ruffner shares her message that not having built-in family members might actually be an advantage for some.

What is a Professional Healthcare Advocate? 3/8/2018
Nancy Ruffner answers the common questions about the new and growing profession of Healthcare Advocacy.



Top News from Around the Web in February 2018 2/26/2018
NAVIGATE NC is recognized for our new service EmergeNC by Carol Marak of



Raleigh woman receives wheelchair ramp as part of National Day of Service and Remembrance
Raleigh N&O 9/11/2016
Showcases NAVIGATE NC’s collaboration to move a client home from a nursing facility.


Huffington Post 5 Cities Where Living Alone Ranks Highest For Seniors 07/04/2016
Helping state and local government become aware of Elder Orphans and their challenges.


VerywellCaregiver Support-Advice for Moving the Talk to Action 04/06/2016
Nancy Ruffner about the cost to families of providing caregiving services to loved ones


Advance Healthcare NetworkAlarming Statistics on Aging
Advance Healthcare Network 01/11/2016
The aging experts tells all and uncovers the grim statistics that most Americans would prefer to ignore.


SeniorCareAmerica Has a Major Misconception On Aging 4/27/15
Nancy provides advice to consumers about their future long term care needs.


Advisor Magazine Life HealthHow Do You Get Families to Talk About Estate Planning Issues? (Advisor Magazine) 04/25/2016
Here’s our advice to help families talk about estate planning.


AdvoconnectionMeet Nancy Ruffner of NAVIGATE NC
Read about Nancy Ruffner as featured in the AdvoConnection’s Spotlight feature


NewsObserverSome concerned about Trans-Pacific Partnership process
Raleigh N&O 06/23/15
Nancy Ruffner comments on impact the Trans-Pacific Partnership process may have on healthcare.


ExaminerHow the for-profit and not-for-profit tap retirees skills and expertise 05/26/2016
Nancy Ruffner suggests ways to tap retirees’ skills and expertise


ExaminerHow to get families to talk about estate planning issues 04/05/2016
The cost of healthcare can take a huge toll on one’s estate


ExaminerSolutions for affordable housing 03/16/2016
Nancy Ruffner discusses “disruptive technology”


Huffington Post 15 Reasons that Motivate You to WANT to Grow Old 02/05/2016
Nancy discusses finding purpose, and passion as we age.


6 useful tips to make a health care budget 02/03/2016
Nancy’s prescription? “Assemble your Team!”


Verywell10 Steps That Make Aging-in-Place a Reality 04/06/2016
Nancy shares ideas about making Aging-in-place a reality


ExaminerExaminer’s Resources that relieve Senior loneliness and isolation 11/05/2015
Nancy Ruffner discusses Senior-to-student coaching


Huffington Post Looking for the Next Billion Dollar Tech Market? Aging Experts Offer 6 Resources to Understand Seniors’ Needs 11/04/2015
Nancy Ruffner addresses affordable strategies to understand seniors needs in the Huffington Post


NewsObserverConnecting Adult Children, Elderly with Health Services
Raleigh N&O 03/04/14
Nancy Ruffner discusses Navigate NC