What You Know Can Save a Life: Being Your Best Healthcare Advocate

Do you understand the fine print in your health insurance policy? Are there questions you wish you’d asked during your last office visit with a specialist? Are you struggling to coordinate care for a loved one who lives far away? As healthcare becomes more and more complex, patients and their loved ones need to know how to be their own advocates. Nicole Christenson, CEO of healthcare advocacy firm Care Answered, will provide tips and strategies for navigating the healthcare system at “What You Know Can Save a Life: Being Your Best Healthcare Advocate.” This informative presentation will be held at the Smithtown Public Library on Tuesday, August 29, at 7:00 pm.

The lecture is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Smithtown and the Smithtown Public Library. Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required. To register, please call 631-360-2480 or visit www.smithlib.org.

Advocacy in the Hospital- Webinar 4/27/17-Register Today

Advocating in the Hospital-Webinar 4/27/17 Register today
Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
This is an online event.

Family First Home Companions hosts their next webinar- Advocating For a Family Member in the Hospital.  This webinar will feature guest speaker, Nicole Christensen, patient advocate and CEO of Care Answered.  Nicole will provide tips and tricks to give you the information you need to be ready if/when your loved one is hospitalized.  The presentation will include the following:
  • Key things to watch our for to prevent medical errors
  • Communicate your loved one’s needs without alienating the medical team
  • Who to turn to for support in the hospital
  • How to interpret your hospital bill and catch mistakes
Attendees will leave this webinar fully equipped to handle the next hospitalization.
Click on the link below to register or RSVP.
About The Speaker:
Nicole Christensen is the CEO of Care Answered, a healthcare coordination and advocacy organization specializing in older adults and their families.  Care Answered expertly navigates the healthcare system for clients and helps remove the strenuous obstacles common place in the healthcare process.  Holding a Master of Science in Urban Affairs, Ms. Christensen has over 15 years of professional advocacy experience.  In her work, she had the opportunity to develop and strengthen advocacy programs in Washington DC, NYC and Long Island.  In addition to her professional experience, she has personal knowledge of the challenges of healthcare coordination and advocacy from assisting her own parents. Ms. Christensen’s expert opinions and presentations are requested by Feeding America, news outlets, businesses, civic organizations, congregations, and legislators.