For many older adults, doctor appointments can be difficult and confusing. Having you as their health advocate helps them get the best possible care – especially if they need help talking about sensitive subjects, keeping track of details or making sure their care is coordinated among multiple doctors.
Being a health advocate mostly means that you’re looking out for their best interests. Don’t be nervous about not knowing everything about your senior’s medical conditions; you’ll learn as you go.
Start by asking your older adult if they’ll allow you to help. Let them know that you want to make visits easier for them, not completely take over.
Our friends at DailyCaring share 7 tips on how to be a great health advocate and help your senior get the best care from their doctors.
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