Seattle Patient Advocates offers resources and strategies to help you understand, plan, and manage your health care or that of a loved one. When you or your parents/child are dealing with illness or injury, hiring an Advocate can not only lighten your load, but can actually improve the quality of your care and improve your outcomes. We work with people across the lifespan, but have special expertise with the elderly and aging in place. We can facilitate hiring services to help you safely stay or recover at home.
With over 30 years of clinical experience as a Physical Therapist, my commitment is help you get the best healthcare possible. I advocate to improve the quality of care as well as the efficiency and compassion of delivering that care. My goal is to help patients and their loved ones understand the health care system and get ahead of the questions and decisions coming their way. I demystify the language and the process; I break things down into manageable, understandable steps so YOU feel empowered to lead your healthcare team.
I leverage decades of clinical experience to be your personal, independent, dedicated guide through the complex health care system. Your goals are paramount and the SOLE FOCUS of our work together. Unlike advocates or navigators working within the system, there are no competing goals. It's all about what you need to feel better.
The U.S. health care system is constantly changing and under construction. It is fragmented and riddled with poor communication. An independent Patient Advocate can facilitate better continuity of care, smooth transitions or care, and enhanced communication.
During these unusual and stressful times, everything has needed to change. I hope that you and yours are coping as well as possible with the many losses and adjustments. While we all do our part by staying home, advocacy can still be conducted by phone or teleconference. If you need assistance with your healthcare, please reach out! I am also available to help coordinate more basic needs such as grocery shopping.
There is an over-abundance of information out there and I don't want to needlessly add to it. I would like to point to this one article that outlines the benefits and risks of being put on a ventilator. It serves as a useful tool for important conversations among loved ones. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/04/opinion/coronavirus-ventilators.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage
HELP AND GUIDANCE ARE AVAILABLE. WE CAN MANAGE BOTH THE BIG AND SMALL DETAILS, SO YOU CAN FOCUS ON FEELING BETTER.