Cathy F Bowers

BCPA, CP, CSA, MSA, NCG
National Patient Advocate
Cathy

Cathy F Bowers

BCPA, CP, CSA, MSA, NCG
National Patient Advocate
Advocate Location
Plantation , FL 33317
Specialty
Special Care & Aging
Other Services
Medical Guidance
TeleAdvocacy Available
Offers FREE Initial Consultation
(954) 637-7670 Email Advocate
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How I Can Help
I consider myself a South Florida "referral specialist." I have extensive knowledge of our local hospitals and long term care facilities. I'm also highly skilled at helping patients and families find the right advocate, even if it's not me. Because of my knowledge and connections, I'm often sought out by relatives of elderly South Floridians who live out of state. Many families and loved ones find comfort having a "boots on the ground" advocate to make sure the care team communicates and coordinates, so that patients get the best out of our health system. I'm a passionate elder care professional with the knowledge and determination to assist South Florida residents and their out of state loved ones.
Important Information About Me
  • I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
  • I am insured
  • My geographical area of practice is South Florida
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
Early in my career I worked as Mental Health Professional for a Community Mental Health Center in a small metropolitan area. I volunteered my time on various nonprofit boards and committees. I transitioned into guardianship and elder care after serving as a trustee for families. I acquired a vast knowledge of community, social service, and political resources that helped me understand the healthcare system from both the provider and consumer perspective. Now, I use that knowledge to identify healthcare obstacles facing my clients and take immediate action to help overcome them. Two top priorities for me are helping to reduce medical errors and focusing on the optimum well-being of my clients.
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Formal Education
State University of New York at Buffalo, BS Cum Laude; Social Welfare
Georgia College, MSA; Public Administration/Management
University of Miami; Patient Advocacy Certificate Program
Florida Atlantic University; Legal Studies Certificate
Faith Experience
  • Judaism
Professional Affiliations
Board Certified Patient Advocate (Patient Advocate Certification Board)
Certified Paralegal
Certified Senior Advisor (Society of Certified Senior Advisors)
Eldercare Coordinator, 17th Judicial Circuit, Broward County
Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator
Nationally Certified Guardian (Center for Guardianship Certification)
Member of APHA (Alliance of Professional Healthcare Advocates)
Member of FANO (Florida Association of Nonprofits)
Member of FSGA (Florida State Guardianship Association)
Member of NASW (National Association of Social Workers)