Speaker Series Summary Episode 5:

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Navigating Your Health Care Journey

In this episode of our Speaker Series, we dive into the world of navigating your health care journey with steps to take, how coverage works, and understanding levels of care with Health Navigator, Amy Stein. Amy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has over 25 years of experience as a medical social worker for hospitals, hospice agencies, and in a free clinic.

Common Questions

Where can I find a Social Worker where I live?

Is there a cost associated with using a social worker? Can it be covered by insurance?

Who should I talk to about my diagnosis (i.e. a social worker, employer, insurer, etc) ?

As a loved one of a patient, how can I support them and myself?

What should patients bring a person to appointments with them?

How can I get help if I don’t think my loved one is getting good care?

What can I do if I feel like I am being discharged too soon from a hospital or rehab?

What is an advance directive and why is it important?

What are the different types of rehab?

How is in-home care paid for?

How can I get the equipment I need at home?

What is Palliative care?

Are there organizations for the newly disabled?

What’s the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?

How can I get help with my Medicare plan?

What is the first step people should take if medicine is denied?

How can I apply for disability benefits?

What kind of financial assistance is available to patients?

What’s the difference between normal worry and anxiety?

What’s the difference between feeling down and being depressed?

Who should I see if I think I need mental health treatment?

Resources

Community Connections – https://www.gbs-cidp.org/community-connections/