A brief history of the healthcare issue will be obtained. Discussion with people involved such as the client, the responsible party (the payer) and the family will take place. A point list will be created similar to a circle of a compass listing all of the providers who are involved with the individual. By showing the healthcare providers as points on a map, this will demonstrate the disconnection, distance and difficulty of the case. This will also determine the fee for service. With participation from the client or designee Anchor will create a plan of care for the client, family and collaborate with your healthcare providers.
Long Distance Advocacy
There are many times that a key family member initiates the advocacy agreement due to their mom, dad or other family member that has had a sudden change in health status. After an initial consultation, a detailed plan of care will be provided to the family and client. This will determine the frequency Anchor recommends a routine assessment of their health status and plan of care. An ongoing assessment from an experienced registered nurse to check the progress and maintain communication to all team members is an essential piece to Anchor’s services. The monthly fee is determined by the acuity of the physical illness and number of visits per week. Anchor provides a comprehensive note with details and observations for the client, family and healthcare provider.
Acute Care Advocacy
We never know when a crisis or sudden injury is going to happen. As a critical care trauma nurse I understand and know how to expertly communicate with physicians and nurses regarding your loved one. Whether it is a minor injury with a trip to the emergency room or a more critical event that requires intensive care, Anchor will be by your side the entire course.
Alternative Treatment Modalities
In your advocate package the following specialties will be consulted:
Nutrition, counselors, psychiatrists, massage therapist, acupuncture therapy, yoga, meditation, wellness fitness coach, and other healthcare providers