Calm Sea

Arizona patient Advocacy & consulting

HEALTHCARE ADVOCACY, NAVIGATION & EDUCATION

 
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About

Laura Hammond RN

BSN, iRNPA

Laura started her healthcare career as a Nurse in 1999. She has extensive experience in Care Coordination/ Case Management, Orthopedics,  Wound care, Neurology, Trauma & Brain Injuries, Pain Management, Nephrology and Medical/Surgical Nursing & Cancer care. For the past 10 years, while Laura has been assisting her patients in

the community setting, she encountered continuous 

fragmented healthcare, delayed care, poor communication and missed opportunities.  Laura identified proactive techniques that facilitated timely care with cost savings and advocating her patients' needs that supports health, wellness and healing.  Laura is delighted to share her experience and skills by providing information and swift navigation for her patients through the ever-evolving, multi-faceted healthcare system and provide education/support through the many pathways 

to health and wellness.

 

How I Can Help You

Patient Advocate

Need a professionally trained advocate who will provide guidance through your healing journey?  Not quite sure what questions to ask your Doctor?  Feeling overwhelmed or lost on what to do next?  Need support or more information during a doctor or therapy visit? Do you need help doing Research n a specific issue/option?  Distant Families needing a Nurse to assist their Parent/s with frequent visits & medical updates? 

I can help!

Medical Consulting

Have questions regarding which medical providers you may be interested in for your current conditions to optimize health and wellness?  Do you have questions about your medications or worried that you are taking too many pills?  Worried about a pain or injury you've recent experienced and not quite sure if or when to call your doctor?  Do you have questions about alternative treatment options or additional lab work that may be helpful? Need more information about a recommended procedure to help you make an informed decision? Questions regarding how your medications make you feel? Need help with a Living Will or Medical Power of Attorney completion? Need help collecting your Medical Records for your file?

I can help!

Fee for Service

Based on Specific Medical

needs and Timeline:

Supportive Care

Telephonic Support

Health Coaching & Education

Doctors Appointments

Hospital Visits

Package Based 

Hourly Rate

Membership

Ala Carte

Please note We DO NOT Provide

  • Hands on or direct patient care

  • Home care

  • Legal advice or get involved with litigation

  • Diagnose

  • Prescribe medications  

  • Accept Workers Compensation Claims

  • Making decisions for you

Healthcare Navigation

Feeling lost or overwhelmed in the multifaceted healthcare system?  Feeling like your healthcare is stagnant or need assistance in getting a second opinion? Not quite sure which specialty provider is the next step?  Feeling ignored or forgotten with less than optimal follow through? Need assistance with choosing an assisted Living Facility/Skilled Nursing Facility Care? Need Supportive care assistance?

I can help! 

Concierge Service

Need a Nurse in your corner? Need assistance with Transport or Medical Travel coordination? Assistance with specific safety Home Modifications? Not sure who to call for Home equipment, Home therapy, Oxygen or medical supplies?  Questions about your medications or need assistance with a medical timeline? Having issues with medication authorization at the Pharmacy?   Need a nurse to help get the information you need from your medical provider? Need a Nurse with you during your doctors visit?  Not sure when to call your doctor after surgery to report an issue? Need a nurse to call on your behalf?

I can help!

All information collected remains highly confidential.

Connections

Based on specific needs:

Community Based Resources:

Group Homes

Homeless Acute Care

DME Loaner

Volunteer Groups

Wheelchair Transport

Clinical Trials

Support Groups

Medical 

Dental

Food Banks

Catastrophic Care Management

Do you have a loved one that suffered critical health crisis or an Accident? Not sure about what is going on or overwhelmed with the Complex Diagnosis and need more information and understanding to make an informed decision for your loved one?  Need a Nurse to assist with post hospital or surgical discharge coordination, follow up appointments with timely optimal care to facilitate Full Recovery?

I can help!

Medical Guardianship

Do you have a loved one in need of a court appointed Guardian with a medical background to assist with care coordination? Or for a loved one in a nursing facility or assisted living?  A Family Member who has a mental or physical disability or incapacitated? Families in opposition and needing an unbiased guardian to assist with long term care decision making.  

I can help!

For Providers

  • Support & Education for Tx

      Compliance

  • Promoting positive medical appointment outcomes

  • Providing pertinent updated medical records for tx support 

  • Timely Care Coordination with diagnostics/appointments

  • Consistent follow through with all providers/ therapists

  • Provide written summary and updated reports at f/u visits

  • Provide questionnaires to facilitate insurance authorization requirements

  • Medication Reconciliation

  • Facilitate communication across all providers

Please note that we DO NOT accept Workers Compensation Claims 

TESTIMONIALS

“Laura was very helpful in providing insight and education to help me make an informed decision."

Sharon S. /  Sun City, AZ

"I appreciate having a Nurse with me at my doctors appointment to ask questions, take notes and advocate for my needs"

Wayne P. / Mesa AZ

"Laura was in my corner always fighting for me.  I wanted a second opinion and she helped me locate another doctor that was qualified to address my issues and needs. She provided useful information that reduced my anxiety and helped me make an informed decision."

Clem R. / Phoenix, AZ

 
 

Contact

Mailing Address:

3101 N. Central Avenue

Suite 183 #582

Phoenix, AZ 85012

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Tel: 707-742-3334

Fax: 715-342-8684

Email: NURSE@APACAZ.COM 

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