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.
Citizen’s Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) provides a “Patient Toolbox.” Use it to protect your rights, understand your options, and maintain control over your treatment decisions. Click here.