Listed below are just a few examples of many frustrating and frightening life experiences for which advocacy can provide major assistance and deliver improved well-being.
Have you been advised you need surgery for a herniated disc in your lumbar region but had a similar surgery a few years back that didn’t significantly improve the condition so, you want to know what other options exist?
Do you wonder if there are alternative therapies to those your physician has suggested that may be less invasive and potentially less harmful to you?
Have you been prescribed (yet another) medication by your physician and want to know more about its benefit to risk ratio for yourself, or how it may interact with other medications and supplements you take?
Were you told you need to undergo a procedure to address a medical problem but feel very anxious because you don’t understand what is involved and your doctor didn’t have the time to fully discuss it with you?
Have you (or a loved one) recently been diagnosed with a serious illness that you know very little about? Do you need help sifting through the overload of information that is the Internet?
Getting Things in Order
Has your medical team delivered the news that “there is nothing more that can be done” and while you’re trying to make peace with that, you feel overwhelmed with “getting things in order?”
Are you bewildered about your medical team repeatedly ordering procedures and medications to address your terminal condition that leave you barely conscious in their dogged attempts to keep you alive? This, despite your desire to spend as much quality time as possible with your family and friends as long as you are able?
Is a loved one nearing the end of their life and you want to know how you can help make their remaining days as comfortable as possible?
Risks of Medical Care
Sadly, there have been numerous reports from a variety of sources about the risks of medical care from in-hospital treatments, to maternal mortality (and close calls) and to serious infections acquired while being treated. Here are just a few of these:
How Many Die from Medical Mistakes in U.S. Hospitals?
An updated estimate says it could be at least 210,000 patients a year, more than twice the number in a frequently quoted Institute of Medicine report … Scientific American September 20, 2013
HAI Data and Statistics
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)–infections patients can get while receiving medical treatment in a healthcare facility–are a major, yet often preventable, threat to patient safety… The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention January 9, 2018
These articles are not offered to alarm but to educate. It’s imperative that each of us assume responsibility for our own health or hire others to assist. Your life and your loved ones lives depend on it. It’s your choice to live your life as you see fit just as it’s your choice to face health challenges the way you choose all the way through to the end of your life.
We are advocates for people and pets
Hale Health Advocates is what’s known as a Private Patient Advocate. There are many ways a Patient or Health Advocate can offer assistance. We operate independently of hospitals, medical centers, insurance companies, and pharmaceutical companies so that we can provide the services you need unencumbered by policy, bias, and corporate profits. This is really important because it means we don’t have to answer to anyone except YOU: our patient-clients. We do not provide medical services. Our mission is to ADVOCATE on your behalf.
noun | ad·vo·cate \\\\ ˈad-və-kət , -ˌkāt \\\\
- one who pleads the cause of another; specificallyone who pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial court
- one who defends or maintains a cause or proposal
- one who supports or promotes the interests of a cause or group such as a consumer advocate
At Hale Health Advocates Our Focus is on YOU. We’re here to help you with situations like those mentioned above and many more. You are not alone. Contact Hale Health Advocates TODAY for a free 20 minute consultation to discuss your objectives and learn how we may be of assistance.
Learn about alternatives to traditional approaches, find Functional Practitioners.
evaluate your medications to understand side effects and any interactions
explore Independent, and Assisted Living, Aging in Place, and Memory Care Communities
discover the root cause(s) of an illness
Educate and Empower
evaluate Hospice and Palliative Care services, in-home, and at a Hospice House
assistance with access to and completion of forms (varies by state) such as Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, Medical Information Release, Living Will, a Dementia Provision, etc.
PLEASE NOTE: Hale Health Advocates are not licensed medical professionals. You should not rely upon this information to determine your diet, make a medical diagnosis, or to treat a medical condition. We are not physicians, nutritionists, or dieticians. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice.