This video can give you a sense of the value of Patient Advocates. If you are able to hire someone to advocate privately just for you, you can be certain that this person is considering only your best in mind, without competing interests.
I consult according to need – ranging from a single session to ongoing involvement and monitoring of a care plan. My services are provided on a private-pay, fee-for-service basis; There are no competing interests. I do not receive any compensation from the services or providers I recommend.
Perhaps you want a professional on your team for:
- Evaluating care needs, implementing and monitoring services
- Enabling elders and adults with disabilities to remain safely in their homes
- Helping you live your best life, at home and on tour.
- Recommending and facilitating a move to an appropriate care setting if staying at home is no longer a viable option
- Guiding families through application and qualification for Medicaid services when private funds are dwindling
I can also serve as an ongoing liaison between family members and multiple service providers:
- Health care
- In-home services
- Travel companion
- Relocation services
- Legal assistance
- Financial services
- Adult day programs
Professional relationships to connect you; I work with:
- Elder Law Attorneys
- Senior Real Estate specialists
- Home Health/Home Care Providers
- Skilled Nursing Facilities
- Adult Family Homes
- Retirement Homes/Assisted Living Facilities
Do you dream of traveling, but are in need of an extra helping hand? Medical and Travel Assistance is the answer to make this happen. Perhaps you are wanting to go to a Grandsons wedding, or that dream trip to a National Park. How about a caring Nurse and professional companion to make it all possible?
Travel nurse companions can help those with physical or intellectual disabilities in their care with day-to-day activities or medical needs while also providing peace of mind for family members. Many adults require help with everyday tasks or might not have family or friends available to accompany them. Nursing companions empower seniors to take advantage of their independence during travel, so they’re more likely to enjoy trips without limitations or interference from worried family members.
Family members can also find travel companions very beneficial as they don’t have to worry about various “what-if” scenarios while their loved ones are away. Family back home can stay in touch with a travel companion as a non-intrusive way to make sure a loved one is taken care of.
Medical Travel Companions offers transportation and concierge services creating independence for customers who love to travel but require assistance with a concierge companion. This could be help with; hospital discharge, airport “transit care”, trip to the doctor/shops, two week international holiday, VIP escort
Helping you or your loved one Navigate the Complicated Healthcare System
I assist families and individuals of all ages in navigating through complex medical situations.
Clarification of personal values as they relate to medical treatments
Assisting clients to: Make informed choices regarding available options and resources within the healthcare system. Identify and secure what matters to them. Be available for absent family members.
Working with clients at all levels of care in the healthcare system,
Helping clients understand diagnoses and procedures
Assist in considering alternate treatment options
Coordination of medical services, case management, discharge planning, arrangement of community-based services, assisting with complex medical decision-making, helping arrange second opinions and securing services from other medical systems, and advocating for clients with insurance systems and healthcare providers.
Are you concerned you or a loved one may have COVID19?
Or perhaps you are not sure if you should go to the doctors for another health issue all together?
Would you prefer to stay home if at all possible? Here are some options to understand your best next step for health needs.
For COVID19 specific questions about what is happening in Washington State, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, call the DOH hotline 6AM-10PM at 1 800 525 0127 and press #.
Please note: these are only for those with that insurance specifically. Please be sure to have your health insurance card available. *Please note there may be more out there. Contact your insurance carrier to ask. Or go to wahealthplanfinder.org or call 1-855-923-4633 to get connected to health insurance. Special open enrollment is open now till April 8th 2020.
Molina Members: 24 hours a day 1-888-275-8750
United Healthcare Members: 24 hours 1-877-861-3861
Community Health Plan of Washington members 1-866-418-2920 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Kaiser Permanente 24/7 Nurse Line Toll-free: 1-800-297-6877
UMP 24-Hour. Call 855.520.9500.
For Western Students: WWU Consulting Nurse Line: (800) 607-5501
Other places to reach out by phone for help:
Counseling Center Crisis Services (360) 650-3164
Community Crisis Line (800) 584-3578
National Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273-TALK (8255)
Trevor Project: Preventing Suicide Among Gay Youth (866) 488-7386
Veterans’ Crisis Line (800) 273-8255, Press 1 or text 838255
Crisis Text Line 741-741
Consultation and Sexual Assault Support (CASAS) (360) 650-3700