The healthcare system has become increasingly complex, and dealing with issues that arise can be confusing, time consuming, and expensive. A personal healthcare advocate provides expert, real-time oversight of your individual case to create the best possible outcomes in situations including:
- Crises requiring hospitalization – A 2010 report by the Department of Health & Human Services revealed that one in seven Medicare patients suffers an adverse event during a hospital stay, and that 44% of those events are considered preventable. Having a patient advocate there to guard your health can make all the difference in your care.
- Chronic and multiple conditions – Over 40% of Americans have one or more chronic diseases, affecting their careers, relationships, vitality, and lifespan. If you fall into this category, you may find that your specialists aren’t talking with one another. You may worry that the medications you take to control symptoms are causing other, bigger problems for you. You may simply be too tired to manage all of the care you need. A skilled advocate ensures that accurate information is flowing to all necessary parties, that you understand what is happening, and that your interests are always front and center.
- Long-term care – While strides have been made in the care patients receive in long-term care facilities, a majority of certified facilities are cited for deficiencies in quality of care each year. Family members may feel unable to provide the oversight they would like, due to distance or time constraints. A health navigator with professional nursing experience can serve as your representative on site to advocate for your loved one’s safety, care and comfort.
As your advocate, we want you to fully understand your rights as a patient and to be able to make informed decisions about your health. Because we are familiar with medical jargon and can translate it into everyday language, you can feel confident that you are in charge of your own care.
Let ConciergeCare be your advocate. Call us today at (913) 553-6226 for more information.