WHY DO WE EXIST
Over 25% of the US population, some 65 million people, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aging family member or friend in any given year.
[Caregiving in the United States, National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP, Nov 2009]
More than one in six Americans working full or part-time report assisting with the care of an elderly or disabled family member, relative, or friend. Caregivers working at least 15 hours per week said it significantly affected their work life.
[Gallup Health ways Wellbeing Survey, More Than One in Six American Workers Also Act as Caregivers, July 2011]
Despite the highest per person spending on health care in the world, Americans report a rushed, fragmented, and confusing experience with the health care system. Studies show that symptoms are often undertreated, and communication between physicians and patients about what is happening and what it means, is virtually non-existent. Palliative Care: What You Need to Know. September 2009, Author: David Weissman MD
The Well-Wishers Group are teams of wellness professionals dedicated to the health care needs of our clients, by coordinating all the medical and non-medical services essential to their wellbeing. An active support network of competent, innovative and accessible associates comprised of physical, mental, social, and spiritual advisors are prepared to serve the client at all times.
Coordinating the effort, our Patient Liaisons are prepared to become the patients’ healthcare proxy, power of attorney, medical coordinator, and emotional and spiritual support. They can also offer guidance to the complex world of medical institutions and health insurance and act as an advocate for the patient between physicians, family, friends and business associates. Their goal is to help the patient achieve the maximum wellbeing and quality of life, possible. Their services are available locally and internationally either
in private residences, nursing homes, resident facilities, hospitals and hospices.