Patient advocates can play an important role in reducing hospital readmissions.
Patient advocates can be effective in reducing hospital readmission rates, reducing costs with readmissions, and improving patient outcomes. We work with clients that have common health goals, stay at home as long as possible, maintain their independence as they age, and stay out of the hospital whenever possible. Basically, the work we do supports…Read More
Pet therapy, another way to be happier and healthier.
As patient advocates, we know personally and professionally the benefits pets bring to our lives. Pet therapy, also known as animal-assisted therapy (AAT), is a therapeutic approach that involves interacting with animals to improve a person’s physical, emotional, social, and cognitive well-being. Pets, typically dogs or cats, are trained to provide comfort, support, and companionship…Read More
Whitley Patient Advocates Certified as a Women Owned Business.
As Whitley Patient Advocates (WPA) has grown over the past 3 years, becoming certified as a women-owned business seemed to be the next step for us. We are very excited to share our news with you and why this accomplishment is so important to us. Why get Women-Owned Certified? The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)…Read More
What is Healthcare Decision Day
Health Care Decision Day National Healthcare Decisions Day is a day dedicated to encouraging individuals to think about and communicate their healthcare preferences in advance. Here are some tips to make the most of your healthcare decision planning Start the conversation: Take time to gather your thoughts and think about what matters to you, then…Read More
Important tips about long term care
Did you know?? “70% of people turning 65 will require Long-Term Care services at some point”. “Women need care longer (3.7 years) than men (2.2 years)” “One-third of today’s 65-year-olds may never need long-term care support, but 20 percent will need it for longer than 5 years” https://acl.gov/ltc/basic-needs/how-much-care-will-you-need What is Long-Term Care? Long-term care is…Read More
Whitley Patient Advocates support a North Carolina Client with 273 denied health insurance claims.
Why do North Carolinians look for a patient advocate? One reason is when they get stuck with a large number of medical bills. In this past year, we have been working with Stephanie Christy of Wilmington, North Carolina. Stephanie had been covered from 2018 until mid-2021 under an individual health plan sponsored by Blue Cross Blue…Read More
Patient Advocates in Eastern NC Saving Locals Time and Money!
Patient Advocates in Eastern NC Saving Locals Time and Money! As Independent Patient Advocates in Eastern NC, one of our goals in the services we provide is to save our clients time and money! Most recently we have had some great wins for our clients and we’ve helped them save thousands of dollars! Medical Bills…Read More
Winter Safety Tips for Seniors
Winter time can be an exciting time of year due to the holidays and in some places, a drastic change in outdoor scenery and activities. Preparing for Winter Even though it’s an every-year occurrence, even we here on the Crystal Coast prepare for our winter needs. One important factor to keep in mind when preparing…Read More
Holiday Tips for Seniors
For us here in Eastern North Carlina one of the main things associated with the holidays is the delicious food. There seems to be an endless supply of rich and tasty dishes at every turn. You can’t turn down all of these delicious meals but you don’t want to gorge yourself either. Tip #1 Try to…Read More
Frequently Asked Questions for Whitley Patient Advocates
Frequently Asked Questions for Whitley Patient Advocates We love getting asked questions about our business. As a growing patient advocate business in Eastern North Carolina, there are always questions! Here are some of the common ones we get asked. What does a Free 20-minute phone consultation consist of? It’s a dedicated 20-minute phone conversation…Read More