ABC FOR YOUR HEALTH, LLC
Barbara O’Halloran Smith is Board Certified Patient Advocate and founder of ABC FOR YOUR HEALTH, LLC, a private, independent, and professional patient advocacy and healthcare liaison firm.
Patient Advocate & Healthcare Liaison Services
~ Prepare for and accompany clients to appointments
~ Assist with telemed virtual visits during COVID pandemic crisis
~ Coordinate transition of one level of care to another
~ Consult with your healthcare team
~ Develop a “Person Centered Plan of Care”
~Maintain communication with loved ones
~Make certain your questions are answered
~ Maintain a current list of medications
~ Assist with Advance Directives and Healthcare Proxies
~ “Know your Rights as a Patient”
At ABC FOR YOUR HEALTH, we work with clients and families to develop a “Person Centered Plan of Care”, which involves active participation from the client and those family members designated by the client to participate in the decision making process. By asking questions and gathering input from family, loved ones, the healthcare team, an effective care plan can be developed, which addresses how the client’s needs and healthcare goals can be achieved. The results is an individualized care plan that supports personal life choices.
Client-Our allegiance is to the client and their family and loved ones. Our directives come from our clients, not from the healthcare system.
Healthcare-We treat the client as the primary stakeholder in their healthcare needs.
Planning-We create a “Person Centered Plan of Care” keeping the client at the center of their health and well-being, allowing the client to successfully achieve their healthcare goals.
~Provide individualized services
~Coordinate care to help manage multiple medical conditions
~Collaborate with all members of the healthcare team
~Help set personal goals to prevent unnecessary emergency room visits and hospitalizations
~Empower the client to become more confident as a healthcare consumer
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