As an occupational therapist for 18 years, I have advocated for my patients (pediatrics, adults, and seniors) to ensure they obtain the best care possible from their healthcare providers and they live as independently and safely in their home environments. I started my private practice as a healthcare advocate in 2016 after I had been helping my parents with their medical challenges in hospitals and trying to find providers that would listen to their needs and consider their medical wishes. I completed the Healthcare Liaison Patient Advocate Credential program and am a board certified patient advocate through the Patient Advocate Certification Board (PACB).
I accompany patients to doctor appointments to be another set of eyes and ears for that patient and provide documentation to share with the patient afterwards. I help explain medical language and unfamiliar terms, and ensure that my patients understand their diagnoses, treatments and medications. I help coordinate care between the healthcare team to ensure that the entire team is communicating and keeping the patient's needs, desires and values a priority. I assist patients and families in finding facilities that provide more care to the patient, if needed, such as assisted living and memory care. I help caregivers, especially family members, find support groups and respite care. My goal is to help you feel empowered to make healthcare decisions that are meaningful to YOU. I work directly for YOU, not a hospital or agency. YOUR best interests are mine, too.
Please call me to discuss yours or your loved one's situation. I offer a complimentary 20 minute consultation by phone where l can determine how my services may be of help to you.
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