HALO trains relatives, friends, volunteers, and caregivers to be advocates for patients. We use the term “patient advocate” to describe a person who strives to safeguard the welfare of a patient in a healthcare setting. Most in need of protection are medically vulnerable people—the mentally or physically disabled, chronically or terminally ill, elderly, and poor.
The 24/7 HALO Helpline offers free and confidential information, support, and referrals for patients, their family members, and caregivers who have concerns about the treatment and care a patient is receiving in any healthcare setting, either at home or in a facility.

As a relative, friend or volunteer, have you ever been called upon to support/advocate for a person in a healthcare setting? This patient advocacy video with HALO President, Julie Grimstad, will answer the most common questions when assisting those are medically vulnerable.
Watch the video.

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