Who We Are
Livingwell Care Navigation™ is a national healthcare navigation and patient 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 RN Patient Advocates advise and guide clients challenged with any health issue to include: cancer, neurodegenerative and autoimmune disorders, autism, anorexia, spinal cord injury, all chronic disorders to include Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Persistent Lyme, patients pending hospitalization and surgery, and Seniors aging at home or in a facility.
We know you want the best possible healthcare for yourself and your loved ones. But unless you’re in the medical field, it’s not always clear what the best care is, let alone know how and where to find it. We believe that patients do best when they follow a well-informed path to the right and best care, guided on their healing journey by a healthcare professional who possesses extensive expertise and insider knowledge. At Livingwell, our team is comprised exclusively of Registered Nurses with decades of clinical experience, who not only know where the obstacles are in the healthcare system but also know how to safely navigate around them.
Livingwell’s RN Patient Advocates 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, 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 team offers guidance on home hospice, choosing a facility, signing a do not resuscitate order, or dealing with one’s own emotional turmoil surrounding these decisions.
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.
Once retained, we will research your all of your options regarding the right physicians & surgeons, diagnosis & treatment plans, facilities, homecare & support personnel, then make recommendations to ensure that you receive the highest level of care. You will gain a medical champion who will support and guide you and your family, while ensuring your safety and protecting your privacy.
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 over the last 30 years.
Twenty years ago in January of 1999, pioneering the way for the healthcare advocacy industry, Barbara founded Livingwell Care Navigation. The company’s mission rests on Barbara’s extensive healthcare experience and her unwavering belief that in order to live a vital life while safely managing a serious illness, a fundamentally different approach to high-level care is needed.
Barbara believes that patients do best when they follow a well-informed path to the right and best care, guided on their healing journey by a healthcare professional who possesses extensive expertise and insider knowledge. At Livingwell, our team is comprised exclusively of Registered Nurses with decades of clinical experience, who not only know where the obstacles are in the healthcare system but also know how to safely navigate around them.
Prior to founding Livingwell Care Navigation, Barbara’s successes include founding, building 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 healthcare industry service 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.