September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Being a parent can be a wonderful experience yet exhausting and challenging. If your child becomes ill with cancer, the challenge becomes overwhelming. Things can change overnight, and as a parent or caregiver of that child, you may often feel lost and defeated. While you want to focus all your attention to this unexpected news, life around you still continues. Other children and family members still need to be cared for, bills still come and you still need to eat, sleep, and care for yourself so that you can best care for others.
Stressful and Overwhelming Situation
It’s a stressful situation that is both physically and emotionally exhausting. As a parent, you want what’s best for your child, especially during a situation like this. This is where a private patient advocate can help.
How can a Private Patient Advocate help with Childhood Cancer?
At Pathway Patient Advocates, we are Private Patient Advocates; therefore we are not affiliated with any physician, hospital, or insurance company. We provide unbiased assistance in navigating the health care system. A patient advocate can help you find the best care and resources for your child, in addition to saving you hours of time; which you can instead spend those hours with your child and loved ones. A patient advocate can help clarify things that don’t seem to make sense, as well as help review medical records and obtain necessary appointments in a timely fashion. A patient advocate will keep your records organized and help coordinate your child’s care to prevent medical errors.
With multiple medical appointments, insurance and billing often becomes chaotic and takes hours of telephone calls discussing coverage approval and unexpected medical charges. With a Patient Advocate, you can eliminate that time, and have the Patient Advocate take care of it in an organized and timely manner.
A Patient Advocate can provide you with additional resources to help you and your child have the best possible care, quality of life, and experience during this difficult time.
When is it best to hire a Patient Advocate?
Now is the time! Whether your child was just diagnosed, diagnosed years ago, or has an uncertain diagnosis, we can help. We also stay with you for as long as you need us. We are someone that is here when you are frustrated and feel like you have no one else to call. We are always here to listen and to help.
Reach out to us to learn more. We would love to talk to you and tell you how we can help. It’s not only our job, it’s our passion.