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 for you through a patient advocate.
At Whitley Patient Advocates we are the children of aging parents. Daily we face the struggles of distance and need patient advocates to support our families.
We can be the support person bridging the gap between you and your loved ones, giving you peace of mind.
HOW ARE YOU GOING TO DEAL WITH CARING FOR YOUR ELDERLY PARENTS?
Do you have guilt and worry because of living away from your parents?
Do you have active children and a busy career? Do you wonder what you’ll do if your parents need to be taken care of?
Do you have a loved one that has been diagnosed with a devastating illness?
Wondering how you’re going to be able do it all can keep you up at night. This is the reality of most families these days and families still think that caring for their parents/loved ones is important. SO DO WE.
HOW CAN A PATIENT ADVOCATE HELP?
There are really 2 ways a patient advocate can help. In the time of crisis or planning to prevent a crisis.
We can step in locally with the loved ones or we can find an advocate in your area that can help.
We would go directly to wherever we are needed and step in as the advocate for your family and start gathering information and communicate to you about the situation.
We have all the appropriate contracts and paperwork to be able to set up things swiftly. We can bridge the gap until you arrive or until you get a true understanding of the situation.
Most importantly, note that we can be the point of contact between caregivers. We know situations can become complex quickly. Resulting in confusion, frustration and even undue pain and suffering.
Your loved one may have multiple illnesses that are slowly becoming worse and their care is becoming complicated and it’s hard for them to keep up with everything.
Getting an assessment of your needs from an advocate, prioritizing and organizing these needs can help put things in perspective for you.
Attending doctor appointments, educating, organizing, coordinating, reviewing medications & medicals bills are just a few simple ways we can help. Most importantly, the services are individualized to assure your family gets what they need.
EVERYONE NEEDS AN ADVOCATE
We believe at Whitley Patient Advocates that Most times you can be your best advocate.
However Complicated healthcare is becoming the new normal, A crisis or complicated situation can happen fast. If this happens to you or your family, Who will be your patient advocate?