Scheduling, Driving and Advocacy
For many elders, medical appointments are just a part of life, but scheduling and getting to and from these appointments can be difficult. Sometimes elderly patients have difficulty hearing or understanding a doctor’s recommendations, or may be uncomfortable asking clarifying questions which can prevent them from having a productive medical appointment.
Whether you are looking for someone to represent an elder in your life or just need assistance getting your parents or loved ones to and from appointments, Positive Living Solutions can help.
We will be there to advocate on their behalf—another set of eyes and ears. We serve as a “patient representative” and “note taker” for your parents (or for any adult seeking these services). We’ll provide a follow-up communication that describes the findings and next steps discussed at the appointment, with your consent.
In addition to attending the medical appointments, we’ll take care of scheduling and driving.
When our supportive professionals at Positive Living Solutions accompany your parent, they will be more confident and more actively engaged in their own medical care. This is critically important for their health, and it will do wonders for their peace of mind, and yours. With our client’s permission, we can help:
- listen and take notes that we can share with adult children or other care takers
- ensure that critical details—such as recent falls, changes in diet, or symptoms—are shared with the health care provider
- ask clarifying questions to ensure that the patient understands the diagnosis or treatment they are receiving
- follow up with additional scheduling at the same healthcare facility or with other specialists
To find out more about our Boston MA medical appointment assistance or for a needs assessment, contact us.