Patient Advocates Provide An Extra Line Of Protection For Patients & Families In Nursing Homes

patient advocate.jpg Thousands of regulations, countless different types of facilities—- ever-changing patient needs— sometimes the best thing a family can do is to seek out the services of a patient advocate to help in exploring different options to to help ensure the rights of the patient are not compromised.

Below is a list of patient advocate sites that offer a variety of different services along with valuable information for families.

1) American Association for Homecare
http://blog.aahomecare.org/
This blog focuses on accessing care for people and advocating for people in their homes. They provide information about compliance, trends, education, and training and information for the patients and their families.

2) Pathway Medical Staffing
http://pathway-medical.com/blog
Pathway Medical Staffing recruits and employs nurse case managers and non clinical nursing professionals for nursing home environments.

3) Jacqueline’s Patient Advocacy Blog
http://jacquelinespatientadvocacy.wordpress.com/
This blog allows and informs patients to navigate and learn the healthcare system.

4) Suzanne Gordon
http://www.suzannegordon.com/
Suzanne is a writer, speaker and advocate for patients. Suzanne’s blog tackles important issues such as nurse communication and patient care.

5) RN Patient Advocates, PLLC
http://patientadvocates.com/
A group of RNs who teach people about their health care through advocacy, education, and guidance. The blog dives into issues that RN’s help patents work through.

6) Healthcare Whisperer
http://healthcarewhisperer.com/Blog/
Hari Khalsa writes the Healthcare Whisperer. Hari is a RN who concentrates in natural medicine and healing and provides insights to families trying to navigate the healthcare system.

7) Nursezone.com
http://www.nursezone.com/Nursing-News-Events/message-boards-and-blogs.aspx
Nursezone.com provides nurses with communication that helps with professional development and personal feedback. There is constant communication on the site/blog to help nurses at all levels.

8) North Carolina Estate Planning Blog
http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
Gregory Herman-Giddens assists in helping those in nursing homes do their estate planning.

9) California Health Advocates
http://www.cahealthadvocates.org/pro.html
Based in California, they specialize in Medicare advocacy and education.

Client Reviews

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Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa
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After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric