Partners in Your Community
​A Listening Ear LLC​

Stone Mountain, GA

Contact: Cathy Bond

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Care Answered

Freeport, NY

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East End Doula Care
Holtsville, NY
Contact: Susan Capurso

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Healthmatch Advocacy
Casa Grande AZ 85194

Contact: Carolyn Bennett​

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Healthwhiz Solutions
North Baldwin, New York
Contact: Ruthlyn Noel

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Houston Health Advocacy
Houston, Texas

Contact: Bonnie Sheeren, BCPA

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IPFCC

Bethesda, MD
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The Joint Commission

Oakbrook Ill

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Metis Advocacy
West Hills, CA  91304

Contact: Steven Corn
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MSB Advocacy Services

Cedarhurst, NY

Contact: Marc S. Berlin

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New York State Wide Senior Action Council, Inc.

Albany, NY

Contact: Marcus Harazin, Coordinator Patient Advocates Program

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Patient Advocacy Solutions LLC
Torrance, California

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Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy

Long Island, NY

Contact: Ilene Corina

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RXVIP Concierge

Westbury, NY



THE 5 STEPS

1. Complete your advance directives.  "Advance directives" is a general name for several kinds of documents you can sign to help ensure that your wishes about medical treatment are known and respected if you are unable to communicate for yourself.

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2.  Keep track of your medical history and medications and bring this information with you to every medical appointment

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3. Prepare a list of questions and symptoms before you visit your doctor or go for a procedure or to the hospital

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4. Help stop the spread of infections. Ask caregivers to wash their hands before touching you

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5. Choose an advocate and be an advocate for someone

Learn how here




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