Rebeka Acosta

BCPA
A+J Patient Advocacy
Rebeka

Rebeka Acosta

BCPA
A+J Patient Advocacy
Advocate Location
Las Vegas , NV 89123
Specialty
Medical Guidance
(425) 437-3522
TeleAdvocacy Available
Offers FREE Initial Consultation
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How I Can Help
A+J Patient Advocacy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency serving children, teens, adults, and families in Southern Nevada. In addition, we provide services to community organizations through workshops, presentations, educational materials, and in-service trainings.

Our advocate will listen, learn about your needs, and create a plan to help you thrive. All services are fully customized to the unique needs of the patient. We believe in a collaborative approach to healthcare and happily work with your medical team, social service providers, education team, and advocates in other fields. A+J is also a member of Unite Nevada and will refer patients and families to additional services as needed.

Services for Young Children
- Understanding your medical condition
- Understanding what your medication does
- Understanding the care team
- Building comfort and confidence in talking about your body
- What to expect during a doctor’s visit
- What to expect during a procedure, outpatient or inpatient
- Support during the transition to school

Services for Older Children/Teenagers
- Understanding your medical condition and its limits and/or long-term concerns
- Understanding your medication: what it is, why you take it, how it works, consequences of misuse
- Understanding your care team’s purpose and roles within the team
- Understanding the basic mechanics of the healthcare system and insurance
- Reviewing medical records and translating medical jargon
- Building confidence in interactions with your care team
- Building confidence in talking about your condition with peers, teachers, coaches, extended family members, and other important people in your life
- Real-world practice of skills like making appointments, requesting medication refills, interviewing care providers, and more
- Assisting in the transfer of knowledge from guardian(s) to the patient as a family unit

Services for Parents/Guardians
- Navigating a diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis
- Finding the best primary care provider
- Coordinating specialty providers
- Requesting and organizing medical records
- Creating medical calendars and diseases road maps
- Translating medical jargon
- Support during school meetings (School Nurse, 504s, IEPs)
- Finding your voice as your child’s #1 advocate
- Assisting in the transfer of knowledge from guardian(s) to the patient as a family unit
- Referrals to community services as needed (housing, food, employment, transportation, etc.)

Services for Independent Adults
- Finding your voice as your own best advocate
- Navigating a diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis and correlating medications
- Finding the best primary care provider
- Coordinating specialty providers
- Requesting and organizing medical records
- Creating medical calendars and diseases road maps
- Translating medical jargon
- Building confidence in interactions with your care team
- Building confidence in talking about your condition with peers, romantic interests, employers, extended family members, and other important people in your life
- Assisting in the balance of guardian involvement and adult independence for those in transition from pediatric to adult healthcare
- Referrals to community services as needed (housing, food, employment, transportation, etc.)

Services for Families & Guardians of Dependent Adults
If you have legal guardianship of a dependent adult, a health advocate can be a big help. We will work with the patient to their capacity while also supporting the family unit with the services listed above.
Important Information About Me
  • I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
  • I am insured
  • My geographical area of practice is Las Vegas, Nevada and surrounding areas
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
Rebeka Acosta is the first Board Certified Patient Advocate in Nevada. After a 15-year career in healthcare administration, she welcomed two children to her family with congenital conditions and was thrust into the deep end of the pediatric healthcare system. Heart surgeries, airway surgeries, and traveling out-of-state for care took over every aspect of family life for the next decade.

When Rebeka returned to the workforce, patient advocacy was the path in which she could share the information she had learned with other families in need. She earned her BCPA credentials in 2018 and founded A+J Patient Advocacy in 2021.
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Formal Education
Board Certified Patient Advocate, 2018-2024
License #2018200163
Additional Skills
Rebeka is especially experienced working with multicultural families, families touched by adoption and foster care, and with the following disease-specific communities:

- congenital heart disease
- congenital trachea/bronchomalacia and other airway disease
- ADHD and other neurodevelopmental diagnoses
- learning disabilities and developmental delays
- Autism
- Down syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy

A+J Patient Advocacy serves individuals and families without bias. We believe that every person should receive appropriate and timely healthcare, regardless of geography, income, race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, ability, diagnosis, or complexity of condition. We know it is important for spouses, partners, parents, guardians, siblings, extended family members, and other supportive individuals to participate in our services alongside the patient. We will ensure our services remain accessible, equitable, and free for all patients and their families. Our work is only done when the patient thrives.