CLICK HERE and learn how JFS Patient Navigator volunteer Elaine Marmer was inspired to join the Patient Navigator team!
Patient Navigators are trained volunteers who accompany senior adults to their medical appointments. Patient Navigators help seniors and their families get the information and care they need while reducing the stress often associated with medical appointments. Our Patient Navigators are especially helpful when seniors’ family members live far away, may not be available, or the seniors do not have a support network within their community.
An excerpt from the interview:
A Patient Navigator assists and empowers. “A good navigator,” says Elaine, a longtime JFS volunteer, “is dependable and empathetic, and creates the space for an older adult to have dignity and independence.” Elaine describes her relationship with Anne R, someone she has accompanied many times, as a “partnership.
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