Being an advocate for a family member for healthcare related issues can be one of the most challenging roles to fill as a caregiver. At times it may be difficult to find information and to communicate with healthcare professionals. Although the system is complicated and challenging to maneuver, advocating is an important role that can be learned step-by-step. Remember that, as with many aspects of caregiving, feeling capable and effective as an advocate may take time.
The following is a list of tips to help you to become a competent advocate for your loved one: [Read more…]