Navigating complex healthcare systems grows increasingly difficult every day — overall, our healthcare system is broken and staffing is a constant problem. Many older adults feel overwhelmed by doctor’s appointments, insurance paperwork, managing medication, and evaluating care facilities.

This is where Certified Aging Life Care Managers step in as compassionate health care advocates. We put the “care” back in healthcare.

What is Healthcare Advocacy?

In healthcare advocacy, a dedicated, certified professional oversees and coordinates all of an individual’s healthcare needs, allowing older adults to focus on meaningful living instead of logistics.

As advocates, we help clients:

  • Communicate priorities & and preferences to medical providers
  • Resolve billing issues
  • Find specialists for complex conditions
  • Arrange and attend medical appointments
  • Secure equipment like wheelchairs, hospital beds, etc.

We also evaluate the quality of care, watch for red flags of neglect or abuse in facilities, and support informed healthcare decisions aligned with personal values.

Our only agenda is your best interest. We cut through the confusion to optimize health on your own terms.

Specialized Support From Diagnosis Through End-of-Life

Certified Patient Advocates and Aging Life Care Professionals receive extensive training to handle diverse health needs that arise in aging, including:

We fluidly step in whenever challenges emerge – whether acting as quarterback calling the plays amongst a complex team of specialists or supporting as a coach.

How to Choose a Specialized Health Advocate For Aging

When choosing a healthcare patient advocate, look for credentials: Certified Care Manager (CMC) and National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) for accredited older adult health advocacy expertise.

With individualized guidance every step of the way, the Certified Care Managers at Complete Care Strategies help aging adults navigate the changing healthcare landscape to continue thriving. Contact a professional health advocate in your area today!.

About the Author

As CEO of Complete Care Strategies, Rebecca Roskey-Brunner leverages over 20 years of experience as a Registered Nurse and Certified Care Manager to serve clients with special needs, the medically complex, and older adults facing health challenges to improve their quality of life. As an Aging Life Care Professional, Rebecca brings deep expertise in individualized care planning, dementia care, care coordination, and crisis prevention for vulnerable seniors.