The Voice, LLC
14280 South Military Trail,
Delray Beach, FL
THE VOICE offers elder advocacy services including comprehensive assessments, client visits, care coordination and monitoring, patient representation, life management and enrichment, and advance care planning.
WHAT IS ELDER ADVOCACY?
Elder advocacy serves to promote the health, safety, interests and well-being of older adults by assisting with challenges involving healthcare, housing, socialization and life management. An elder advocate is a trained professional who works with both the individual client and their family to guard against a variety of issues affecting the senior population, including substandard healthcare, financial exploitation, abuse, isolation, and poor living conditions. An advocate's ultimate goals are to ensure the elder receives superior care, maintains the highest degree of independence possible, and experiences the best quality of life.
Elder advocates can assist long-distance family members in managing the care of a loved one, and may also provide services where one or more family members live in close proximity but are faced with additional obligations, such as work or caring for other family members. An advocate aids the family by providing dedicated, personalized advice and support to assist in better anticipating and planning for their loved one's changing needs. Elder advocacy services promote peace of mind by ensuring that a plan is in place to monitor and protect the client, while keeping the family actively informed and involved.
Elder advocacy may include a broad array of services such as regular client visits, comprehensive assessments, coordination and monitoring of health care, attendance at doctor's appointments, communication with insurance companies, crisis intervention, and assistance with general life management. Accordingly, advocacy services are offered in a variety of settings, including clients' homes, assisted living residences, doctor's offices, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and skilled-nursing facilities. A professional elder advocate enables the client to maximize the quality of available health care by ensuring care providers are informed and aware of all special needs and preferences. By serving as a liaison between the client, family, physicians and other caregivers, the advocate works to ensure the highest standard of care is received.