What is a Personal Health Advocate?
Your personal resource through the maze!
Have you planned for your future?
Many people have completed
Advanced Directive forms.
These forms provide a roadmap
for your doctors and family on what you want when you can't speak for yourself.
But have you planned for
your basic day-to-day needs?
What is your plan?
How much do you remember?
Patients remember about 30-50% of what they are told by their health providers. Now add the emotional stress of a new diagnosis or dealing with an injury you have no knowledge of.
Let's say your doctor tells you have diabetes. Shock! He's calling in a perscription and will see you in a month. You go to the pharmacy, speak with the pharmacist, take home pills and a bunch of papers. You are scare, worried and confused. Diabetes me? No way!
Is this a good thing?
Ask yourself....Did the doctor talk to you about options? Diet rather then medication? Possible side effects? How your medications may cause more problems? It was a 15 minute visit. Did he take the time to explain what diabetes is?
We can make the complex simple.
Are you caring for a spouse or adult child?
As a caregiver, you often may only have enough strength to just get through the day.
It may be difficult to be objective about the situation you're in.
It is simpler to let things go. Routines may change, not always for the better.
You said you would never, but you are barely able to get through the day.
This is beyond overwhelming.
We offer suggestions to manage the situation; coach you though the process; and monitor short or long term. If hiccups happen, we will be there to walk you through those too.
Let us help you sort out
the important from the overwhelming
that you are dealing with.
Do you live alone or in a care center?
We are living longer and
often without family around us.
Who checks on your parents when
you living in another state or country?
Is here someone to check
on mom, or dad, or Auntie Jo
when you want or need to be
out of town for the weekend?
In long term or assisted care, when residents are visited more frequently,
this may positively influence care.
Who is checking on Uncle John?
A few times or every month, we provide eyes on your loved one to observe, evaluate and report.
Take steps to Prevent Problems!
Where can you go?
As we age, changes occur.
Sometimes the unexpected happens.
More often than not, we are unprepared.
Everything seems to be rushing at you or the people you have designated to look after you.
You have completed Advanced Directives and planned to stay in your home.
Do your written documents say what to do if you can't stay in your home?
Have you talked with your family about what to do? Or is reality too hard to talk about?
Do you have the resources for care?
Who's taking care of dad if mom can't?
When is the time to consider other options?
What are my options?
Let us help facilitate the
conversation and plan
for you and your family!
We provide confidential appointments to evaluation your situation and give you ideas.
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