WE ARE CONNECTED CARE
Because connection is at the heart of wellness.
Connected Care Patient Advocates empowers and supports patients and families as they deal with illness and engage with a health care system that often leaves patients feeling isolated, confused and alone. We are trained and experienced registered nurses who provide patient education, care coordination, and facilitate communication -- between you and your medical providers and among your providers themselves. We serve patients of all ages, and all aspects of health challenges and care – from surgeries, to chronic illness, to end-of-life planning. Our goal is to improve health outcomes by helping clients make better informed, more engaged health care decisions.
We Are Nurses in Your Corner
We Advocate For You.
We do not work for the hospital, we work for you. Our services are patient-centered and client-focused. We help you obtain, process, and understand the information needed to map out a well-defined path to purposeful care. Though our client-centered approach, we:
CLARIFY - diagnoses and interpret laboratory/diagnostic tests
REVIEW - medical your history and medications to be sure there are no conflicts
RESEARCH - diagnoses, treatment options, clinical trials and second opinions; and
RECOMMEND - alternative therapies or treatments whenever applicable or appropriate.
We are your eyes, ears and second voice. We can accompany you on appointments and ask the questions you might not know to ask. We provide personalized guidance to you and your family to make your healthcare experience less stressful and more informed. We promote and build relationships within your healthcare team to keep the focus on your specific needs and care.
In sum, we provide, a more connected care.
"I really appreciated the support and guidance I received from Connected Care Patient Advocates, both for myself and for my family. It put us all at ease to have an advocate in our corner. I felt confident in the care that I received and my family’s confidence in my care helped them to support me better. This made a huge difference in my ability to advocate for myself and to navigate what I was going through. I felt empowered to ask questions of my doctors and I know to get a second opinion if I am not satisfied. Empowered to advocate for my health and not to just float through the system, getting passed from doctor to doctor without any real knowledge of what was actually happening, gave me such peace of mind. I highly recommend Connected Care Patient Advocates."
Because experience matters.
The RNPA Learning Intensive is the only program of its kind developed by and for clinical RNs. It is an advanced and comprehensive education program that equips graduates with the skills and tools needed to practice as independent RN Patient Advocates (iRNPAs).
Greater National Advocates is a public service 501(c)(3) whose mission is to educate the nation about the lifesaving benefits of patient advocacy. Connect Care founder Antra Boyd is a frequent contributor to the Greater National Advocate blog.
Health Manager RN is a national directory for patients and families of patients seeking information, resources and access to a trusted network of registered nurse patient advocates.
...I SHALL BE LOYAL TO MY WORK AND DEVOTE MYSELF TO THE WELFARE OF THOSE COMMITTED TO MY CARE.
The Nightingale Pledge
You are not alone.
With Connected Care, a personal, professionally trained advocate will provide guidance through your healing journey. Our registered nurses are experienced with diverse health challenges and are familiar with conventional, functional and integrative treatment options. They understand the complex, interconnected dynamics that can advance or inhibit patient healing - and are uniquely qualified to help you navigate a multi-faceted and often confusing healthcare system
It is critical for you to be an active part of your healthcare.
Our goal is to inform and empower you and your family, so you fully understand your diagnosis, know what your options entail and can make the best possible decisions.