Who We Are
Livingwell Care Navigation™ is a national healthcare navigation and advocacy service that offers you expert professional guidance and medical decision support on how to safely navigate the medical system to find the right and best care. Our goal is to help our clients heal on all levels and return to a state of vital health and well-being.
Livingwell works with private clients world-wide, providing professional guidance & support, on any health related issue across the life span, from the premature infant to the homebound Senior. Our services range from integrative management of cancer, autoimmune, neurodegenerative & chronic disorders, persistent Lyme, patients pending hospitalization & surgery, Seniors aging at home or in a facility & ultimately, easeful dying.
Livingwell’s Medical Decision Support Specialists™ possess the professional expertise, knowledge and judgment to help you to find the right and best physicians, evaluate your treatment options, minimize your risks whenever hospitalized, manage your chronic or autoimmune disorders with diet and lifestyle modification, and make well-informed decisions regarding your own or a loved one’s care.
For clients dealing with an ill or dying parent or loved one, our Medical Navigation Specialists™ offer guidance on home hospice, choosing a facility, signing a do not resuscitate order, or dealing with one’s own emotional turmoil surrounding these decisions.
Livingwell’s Medical Decision Support Specialists™ advise and guide clients challenged with any health issue to include: cancer, neurodegenerative and autoimmune disorders, autism, anorexia, spinal cord injury, chronic disorders and infections such as Lyme disease, patients pending hospitalization and surgery, and Seniors aging at home or in a facility.
We consult in person and by phone, with clients across the U.S. and around the English-speaking world. An initial consultation is 2 hours, scheduled upon completion of three comprehensive questionnaires: medical and family history, current symptoms and diet-and-lifestyle.
Our services are not currently reimbursable by insurance.
Barbara Abruzzo RN
Founder & President
Barbara Abruzzo RN, BCPA is a Registered Nurse, Board Certified Patient Advocate, and social entrepreneur responsible for creating, building and leading three revolutionary healthcare service companies.
In January of 2000, pioneering the way for the healthcare navigation and advocacy industry, Barbara founded Livingwell Care Navigation. The company’s mission rests on Barbara’s 30+ years of healthcare experience and unwavering belief that in order to live a vital, meaningful life while managing a serious illness, a fundamentally different approach to care is needed. In Barbara’s experience, patients do best when following an informed path to finding the right and best care, guided on their healing journey by a healthcare professional who possesses expertise and insider knowledge. Livingwell specializes in this type of guidance and support which allows our clients to focus on their own so they can return to a state of vitality and well-being.
To meet this need, Barbara developed the concept of Medical Decision Support Specialists™ and created a highly selective team of licensed healthcare professionals, each with 10+ years of expertise in nursing or medicine who possess the skill, knowledge and judgment to seek and find the best physicians, safest treatment options and best care for Livingwell’s clients, and then to facilitate and manage that care.
Prior to founding Livingwell Care Navigation, Barbara’s successes include launching and leading Critical Resources, the nation’s first and only Pediatric Critical Care homecare service for ventilator-dependent infants and Wellness Promotion Services, an industry-leading, acute care hospital staffing service.
Today, Barbara continues to lead and expand Livingwell’s success based upon her unique ability to think outside the box and across disciplines. Her impeccable standards, ability to take an idea from concept to launch, and unique gift for developing a business into an industry leader are clear once more. By leveraging her emotional intelligence, she continues to attract the best and brightest talent and earn their respect and trust, which always has set her healthcare service companies far above the competition.
Barbara and her team are committed to helping you find your own path to health and healing: an informed path to finding the right and best care so that you heal on all levels and return to a state of vitality and well-being. You will gain a medical champion who will support you and your family while ensuring your safety and protecting your privacy.