Barbara Price

BCPA
Barbara
legacy member

Barbara Price

BCPA
Advocate Location
Greenwich , NY 12834
Specialty
Special Care & Aging
Other Services
Wellness & Lifestyle
TeleAdvocacy Available
Offers FREE Initial Consultation
(518) 282-0055 Email Advocate
*Greater National Advocates Terms of Use Apply
How I Can Help
Through compassionate listening and presence I work with families to identify their values and goals in addressing illness or end of life. I advocate for clients (patients and families) in their homes and in long-term care facilities. I help families set up social care networks to support caring for loved ones while reducing risk of burnout. My understanding of family dynamics and caregiver stress allows me to address not only health related issues but also life care.

I support families seeking to specify advanced directives and end of life care. I assist with navigation and research on insurance coverage, access to care, support and benefits. I help clients find the best supports and care for them.
Important Information About Me
  • I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
I've been following this path toward advocacy since a dear elder friend died in hospital a decade ago. My brother died of sepsis after a long stay in hospital and critical care setting. My paraplegic brother-in-law died from complications of a stage 4 pressure sore. A beloved cousin who had all the financial resources one could dream of, died after a long hospitalization and cancer treatments. He died within ten days of being released from hospital. Being a witness to these long illnesses and hard deaths without an advocate or the presence of a social worker to help us understand the complexities of the medical care and see the reality of the situation has inspired me to do all I can to help families feel empowered, with the knowledge and support to see their loved ones reach the most comfortable, loving and dignified end of life possible.

When facing critical illness or uncertainty, we can be overwhelmed by decisions, and feel that we can't absorb the information doctors provide. Is it even enough information on which to base your decision? When in a crisis I can be an advocate and guide for research, formulating questions, and connecting families to needed social resources and supports.
Contact Advocate
Formal Education
Empire State College, B.A. Psychology, 2000
Psychosynthesis Counseling, certification, 1999
Faith Experience
  • Catholicism
  • Christianity
  • Buddhism
  • Judaism
  • Atheism
Additional Skills
My continuing education focus is in palliative care. I am an active hospice volunteer, knowledgeable about hospice intake and care resources. I have been working with patients with MS for the past four years and am comfortable addressing the complex health and life issues they face. I have worked with several clients at various stages of dementia, both living at home and in long term care. In 2023 I completed training as an end of life doula. I am a humanist who has studied comparative religions. I bring an open mind and open heart to all beliefs. I am committed to diversity and inclusion and am an ally to the POC and LBGTQ communities.
Professional Affiliations
Vice Chairperson, Long Term Care Council of Washington, Warren, and Hamilton Counties,

Community Hospice Volunteer, Saratoga Springs, NY,

Founder, Battenkill Time Traders

Certified counselor, Psychosynthesis Institute

Leadership Saratoga, Saratoga Chamber of Commerce

End of Life Doula, Member INELDA

Community Palliative Care, CAPC