Accompany clients or their family members to medical appointments.
Organize medical bills and payments.
Research applicable clinical trials.
Explain and thoroughly research medical diagnoses, tests, and treatment options.
Help identify and coordinate appointments for second opinions.
Support informed medical decision-making.
Connect the patient and family to appropriate resources and services.
Facilitate communication between providers.
Negotiate payments with hospitals and providers.
Work with the patient and family to explain and complete advance directives.
Stay at patient bedside during hospitalization.