Patient Advocates Support “Solo” Seniors

Older daugher with elderly mother

What is a Solo Senior? Have you heard the word Solo Senior? As more and more of our seniors fall in this category, the percentage is estimated to be at 22%. That is a staggering amount of our seniors that do not have a spouse or children that can assist them as their care needs…

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Patient Advocates Support Caregivers

Patient Advocates Support Caregivers Who are caregivers today? With today’s medical advances people are living longer. Meaning more individuals need to be cared for. Even seniors in their 60’s and 70’s are attempting to take care of their older and more frail parents. An analysis from the center for retirement research at Boston College found…

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Patient Advocates Can Save You Money

Patient Advocates Can Save You Money Patient Advocates can save you money! Let’s talk about how hiring a patient advocate can save you money. Not only can a patient advocate save you money they can also help you improve your health and wellbeing. At Whitley Patient Advocates we realize that you work hard for your…

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Patient Advocates Support the Long-Distance Family

DISTANCE AND FLEXIBILITY CAUSE CHALLENGES IN MEETING THE NEEDS OF YOUR LOVED ONE You may live a few hours away from your loved ones or many time zones. Today, in our mobile society family members are spread out geographically more than ever before. Being able to express love and offer practical assistance may be an option…

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Patient Advocates Can Help Patients Understand Hospital Grades

How a Patient Advocate Can Help Patients Understand Hospital Grades Hospital Grades We’re all familiar with “grades”. We’ve been graded from the time we start schooling throughout our career endeavors. One area that you may not be familiar with is the grading of hospitals. Yes, even hospitals are under the scrutiny of a grading system. Although…

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Patient Advocates Can Help Decrease Medical Errors

The definition of an “error” is “a mistake; the state or condition of being wrong in conduct or judgement.” While no one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes, it’s the particular environment where errors occur that can have devastating effects. Errors made while doing your taxes can be much more benign than errors made in…

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Using a Patient Advocate for Family Mediation

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An important part of multiple people caring for a loved one is agreeing on how their loved one’s healthcare should be provided for and executed. When there are differences in opinions, family mediation can be an optimal solution to bring everyone together. Mediation is the process of utilizing an impartial and unbiased neutral party that…

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