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The Importance Of An Advocate: 7 Senior Health Benefits

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The simple fact is many elderly Americans will eventually require some form of home care assistance. Home healthcare professionals—also known as caregivers—work with family members, community agencies, and medically-trained professionals like nurses and doctors to broaden the scope of care for seniors and provide better health outcomes. For specialized care, such as at home Alzheimer’s care, having a healthcare advocate is especially important.

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Health Advocates Enhance Safety

A health advocate can have a lot of value for older adults, with some immediate benefits such as improving their safety.

Trained caregivers can help families deal with the daily challenges of aging and provide the necessary support to allow older adults to remain independent for as long as possible—exactly what seniors and their families want most.

  • Seniors need a qualified caregiver to look out for their best interests.
  • Visiting the doctor can be an overwhelming and exhausting blur for some older adults.
  • Many seniors might not be able to fully understand what the doctor says, perhaps aren’t comfortable asking questions, might not like to speak frankly about concerns and symptoms, or aren’t capable of insisting on treatments that are in their best interests.
  • Most seniors need the help of a trusted relative, spouse, caregiver, or home healthcare manager to help them understand their treatment options and medical conditions as well as coordinate and communicate with their doctors to get the best care possible.

What Is A Health Advocate?

A health advocate helps seniors navigate our medical system. They can accompany seniors to appointments, talk with doctors, research health conditions, and help manage medical bills and health insurance.

If you have been caring for an older adult, this caretaker role probably sounds familiar to you. A health advocate does not need to be a trained medical professional to the same degree as a doctor. For instance, a family caregiver often does the job. And, most likely, your senior has multiple health conditions and sees a variety of doctors or specialists. Enlisting the help of a nurse coordinated Alzheimer’s caregiver would ensure that your loved one is receiving the best care, while also helping to alleviate pressure from family members.

7 Health Benefits From Having A Health Advocate

A health advocate can significantly improve an older adult’s quality of life and overall health.

That is because home healthcare advocates help by:

  • Keeping track of old and new symptoms, any problems with current treatments or medications, or significant changes to discuss with the doctor.
  • Helping medical professionals understand your older adult’s complete health situation and coordinating treatments to improve health problems without causing side effects or issues. And if any side effects do become an issue, working with doctors and nurses to find a solution.
  • Managing current prescriptions and making sure all medications and supplements are reviewed and updated regularly.
  • Going together to medical appointments, bringing up important questions for the doctor, taking notes, and making sure critical details aren’t overlooked.
  • Taking plenty of time to patiently explain your senior’s health conditions, treatments, and why it is essential to follow the doctor’s instructions.
  • Finding the specialists, doctors, and hospitals that meet your older adult’s treatment needs and are covered by their insurance plan.
  • Dealing with health insurance—coverage questions, billing errors, claims, payments, etc.

We’re There When You Need Us

You’ll enjoy personal home healthcare plans for your loved one. We customize all our home healthcare plans to provide the best training to each caregiver regarding your senior’s specific care needs. We also take additional precautions to ensure we can provide crisis safe care for Alzheimer’s patients.

Since we are independently owned, and not part of a larger franchise system, we can proudly invest in you. For more information about Home Care Providers, click here.

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Dane Workman
Dane Workman
We’ve tried other elderly care providers in Brea, but home care providers without a doubt provide the most dependable and compassionate care! Their caregivers pay great attention to deal and for no minimum hours for senior care in Brea. 5 stars for the professional and trustworthy care!
Thomas Wright
Thomas Wright
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Tyler Chambers
Tyler Chambers
Out of all the elderly care providers in Anaheim I’ve used, only home care providers deserve 5 stars! Their nurses made me feel like family and comforted me in my recovery from transplant surgery.
Louie Armstrong
Louie Armstrong
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Lucy Taz
Lucy Taz
They have provided excellent care and treatment for my mother. Nursing staff are kind, patient and compassionate with my mother. They listen to her needs and always communicate with ease and clean instructional care as my mother progresses in her treatment plan and rehabilitation to normal activities. I highly recommend them for anyone who needs in home health services.
Kyle Memole
Kyle Memole
I have been working at Home Care Providers for about two months now. From my first contact with them I knew it would be a great fit for me. The staff is friendly and it is an amazing atmosphere. Most important, they CARE for their seniors and it's apparent that the standard to provide the highest quality of care is present in everything they do! As a nurse of 9 years I can say I love being a part of this unique team! If you are looking for a position with this company, let me tell you that it is a great experience. And if you are a senior or a family member of a senior looking for care then look no further because Home Care Providers is a great choice!
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