A person who has someone to help them face a crisis will use different coping strategies than someone who is alone. With a compassionate, knowledgeable companion a person will likely have a better outcome.
Prepare to Care - Emergency Companions, LLC, is the idea of Carole Hirsch, a patient advocate who has been providing care for family, neighbors and clients since 1994. In 2013 Carole completed the Alfus Healthcare Advocacy Certificate Program from University of Miami. Having helped the frail and elderly in Palm Beach County for 25 years, her mission is to help people age and transition with dignity and grace.
Carole has created an affordable way for people who are basically healthy to have someone by their side in a medical crisis. The service also supports caregivers. If a caregiver has a crisis, there will be someone to advocate for the caregiver and to help manage their caregiving responsibilities.