Why patient advocacy services?
Over time the medical community has become convoluted, challenging, frustrating, and seemingly hopeless for some older adults. Having to make choices while being emotionally stressed can lead to bad decisions and negative health outcomes compounding feelings of frustration.
Having worked in various roles and settings from the bedside to health care administration, in hospitals and with innovative companies, our team brings the inside perspective to our client’s medical situations.
What does Patient Advocacy mean for you?
Our experience in the medical world provides you with peace of mind in tough medical situations. From helping you organize your thoughts for doctors appointments to helping you ask the best questions for all possible options both traditional and nontraditional medicine can offer, we bring our extensive medical background to work for you. We can help you and your loved ones determine when and if the time has come to look for additional help, in home care or another living arrangement such as assisted living.
Most people are unprepared to navigate a system that is not designed help make decisions tailored to their specific needs or desires. Older patients can be particularly at risk in this environment where there is little time for questioning and understanding the impact of decisions. This is where our team shines!
We love helping aging adults whether in a medical crisis situation or planning for the future. We were fortunate enough to grow up in environments that allowed us to be close to grandparents, relatives and family friends. Those relationships brought happiness to our childhoods and created special bonds that continue to affect our lives in many ways. We are grateful for our older clients because they help us stay connected to those memories and offer perspectives that are unique, insightful and often humorous even in difficult situations. It brings us personal satisfaction and joy to know we have helped someone understand all their options and work towards the best possible outcome.
The mission of Care Weavers
To put our passion, skills and experiences to work serving Charlotte seniors and their families in a compassionate and dignified manner. We strive to get to know our clients so that we can understand what is important to them. Working with that knowledge allows us to assist clients and families to gain an understanding of the options and decisions that will meet their care needs and support long term goals.
Care Weavers was invaluable in assisting me and my family when my mother suffered a stroke. I very quickly had to make numerous medical, financial and emotional decisions regarding my mother’s care needs. The Care Weavers team provided knowledgeable, personalized and expedient support throughout the progression of my mother’s illness. They researched and visited rehab and nursing facilities with me and helped make sense of quality scores and outcomes. I would highly recommend their services.
I am an avid tri-athlete. After a neck injury, I had seen an orthopedic surgeon who recommended extensive surgery that would have required 6-9 months rehabilitation. Care Weavers researched my injury and with their guidance, helped me obtain a second opinion from a physician who was interested in understanding my needs and goals. I had a successful less invasive out-patient surgical procedure that had me back to my training schedule in two months and competing in six. I am grateful for their expertise and services!
A wrap around service like yours is exactly what we need in healthcare. Care Weavers’ coordination of the many aspects of the care continuum to support our aging community is invaluable.