Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, Patient Partners medical advocates are providing virtual support for senior clients.
For many older adults, going to the doctor can be difficult – especially when trying to remember the information the doctor imparts and understand complex medical terms or instructions. The JFCS Patient Partners program offers a remedy to this very dilemma. Patient Partners pairs trained volunteers with clients to accompany the patient to his or her doctor appointments. Volunteers are trained to record, relay, and share information about each visit with the patient and their family, if needed. Volunteer advocates also help decipher medical jargon and provide emotional support to the patient.