Idea!! Patient Advocate/Navigator

Idea!! Patient Advocate/Navigator

 

Today’s family structures often require the ‘Wage-Earners’ to be part of The Sandwich Generation.

They find themselves ‘sandwiched’ between caring for their children, earning a living, as well as caring for aging parents and family members – many of whom have assorted medical issues. When you consider families who are also dealing with mental health issues… disabilities, PTSD, addictions, Alzheimers, etc., … it’s easy to see why certain segments of our society are SO INCREDIBLY STRESSED.

Some families are coping with more than one of these situations simultaneously …
a ‘true’ Dagwood Sandwich of Issues!

Many, many families today need ‘HELP’ navigating the healthcare maze, as well as assistance programs that can benefit the families as well as the patients.

Specialists, therapists, modalities, prescription-assistance programs, billing assistance, insurers, government programs — Local, State, & Federal, social workers, etc. The list can go on and on and on!

ENTER – THE PATIENT ADVOCATE/NAVIGATOR!
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Patient Advocate/Navigators can help families traverse the unfamiliar healthcare maze. They assist families in ‘mapping’ possibilities that can benefit their families while easing some of the strain.

KNOWING your local healthcare community – the facilities, clinics, resources, etc.– can help you assist the families as they face their family’s sea of uncertainty.

Below are some websites and other resources that will help you research, investigate and determine if YOU have what it takes to be a Patient Advocate/Navigator.

• Website: http://www.patientadvocate.org/

• FaceBook Group

http://www.facebook.com/groups/JFAMC/1615957042045032/?notif_t=group_activity

http://www.verywell.com/patient-advocate-or-navigator-degr…

http://www.verywell.com/how-to-start-a-patient-advocates-b…

 

MEDICAL BILLING ADVOCATES

http://billadvocates.com/

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