Livingwell’s concierge patient advocacy services are tailored for clients like you who expect the best in healthcare.
1. Effectively Manage a Serious Illness
Research your illness and treatment options and refer you to the most highly regarded medical & surgical specialists based upon your diagnosis. Provide you with a clear Plan of Action. Help you effectively manage your care on an on-going basis, especially for clients diagnosed with Cancer, Chronic Lyme, Dementia, Autoimmune Disorders, and Neurodegenerative Disorders.
2. Find the Right Physicians and Surgeons
Refer you to specialists for first, second and third opinions on diagnoses and treatment options, all from the most highly regarded physicians and surgeons, nationally and internationally.
3. Research and Evaluate Treatment Options
Research and help you better understand your treatment options. Guide you through weighing your options, so that you can make well informed decisions for yourself and loved ones.
4. Prepare for a Hospital Stay
Prepare you physically and emotionally for any planned hospitalization and/or surgery.
5. Maximize Safety and Minimize Risks
Help minimize the real and serious health risks you face while you’re a patient in any hospital. Among the biggest are infections, pneumonia and medical error. As a start, take a look at our ten critical patient safety tips.
6. Effectively Manage Chronic Disorders
Help you effectively manage multiple chronic disorders by utilizing the Functional Medicine approach to health and healing. Refer you to the right practitioners.
7. Arrange for Private Homecare or Set Up Home Based ICU’s
Provide patients and family caregivers with the necessary guidance and support to rehabilitate at home. Arrange and manage homecare services, hire full or part time staff such as RNs, Physical Therapists, Home Health Aides or Live-ins.
8. Arrange for Senior Care and Aging in Place
Provide Seniors and family caregivers with the necessary support and guidance needed for healthy and safe aging at home or in assisted living.
9. Cope with Caregiver Stress
Provide patients and family caregivers the proper emotional and spiritual support necessary for healing and vital well-being. Provide referrals.
10. Plan for End-Of-Life Care
Provide the needed guidance and support surrounding end of life care, including sensitive emotional and spiritual support for clients in need of making health proxy decisions for their loved one. Offer guidance on choosing a facility, setting up home or hospital based hospice, signing a do not resuscitate order, or dealing with one’s own emotional turmoil surrounding these decisions.
11. Resolve Medical Billing and Health Insurance Issues
Work with you, your medical providers and insurance company to verify your eligibility and benefits and secure all pre-authorizations. Then organize, submit, track and negotiate your claims, resolve denials and file appeals.
Barbara Abruzzo RN 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. By retaining Livingwell's services, you gain a medical champion who will support you and your family while ensuring your safety and protecting your privacy.