Private, independent patient advocacy is a relatively new concept, especially in the Midwest. Although many healthcare systems offer patient advocacy services, a private, independent advocate offers something the hospital system cannot – complete allegiance to the patient. Independent patient advocates take initiative and directives from their clients, not the system or providers. We seek answers and solutions based on our client’s needs and desires while keeping providers and caregivers informed and engaged. The following online sources outline some of the benefits and advantages of engaging a patient advocate: U.S. News & World Report, Oprah and Modern Healthcare.
In addition to serving as an independent advocate, having a Registered Nurse with decades of healthcare experience by your side can provide empowerment and perhaps save you unnecessary stress and expense. According to the latest 2014 Gallup poll, nurses continue to be rated the most trusted profession in the United States, exceeding that of doctors. Hiring an independent nurse as a patient advocate can increase your confidence in decision-making and provide an inside perspective. Check out what we offer in the wide spectrum of services and then give us a call to discuss how we can come alongside you or your loved one in providing guidance and support.