Jill Smith

JDM Patient Advocacy

Jill Smith

JDM Patient Advocacy
Advocate Location
Austin , TX 78735
Medical Guidance
Other Services
Wellness & Lifestyle
(512) 812-8685
TeleAdvocacy Option Unknown
Consultation Fees Unknown
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How I Can Help
At JDM Patient Advocacy we advocate for you at your hospital bedside - observing, asking questions, and making sure your needs are met. We can also teach you and your loved ones how to be active partners in your care, empowering you to advocate for yourself.

While you are in the hospital, we help communicate your questions, needs, expectations, and concerns to staff. If you or your loved ones don't feel comfortable speaking up or are unable to, we will.

We help you understand and clarify what doctors are saying. We explain the plan of care, medications, diagnosis, treatment, and discharge instructions in a way that’s easy to understand.

Through continuous, ongoing observation and undivided attention, we may notice subtle changes and alert staff immediately about potential concerns. Changes could indicate such things as pain, a medication response, or a decline in condition.

And as a constant, calming presence we can reduce fear and anxiety, supporting the healing process. We explain, and re-explain, what is happening, providing continuous emotional support. We can assist with eating, drinking, and connecting with family via phone or video calls. Need a warm blanket, music, or a book read aloud? Just ask.

We watch out for your well-being so you can focus on healing and families can focus on supporting their loved ones.
Important Information About Me
  • My geographical area of practice is Central Texas counties of Travis, Williamson, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays and Blanco. Video services are provided both in, and outside, these areas
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
I have been a nurse for over 15 years, and most of that time I have worked in hospitals and surgery centers. I know how important it is to have someone with you at the bedside while you are in a hospital, and before and after surgery, looking out for your well-being. Unfortunately, medical errors occur every day, and many are preventable. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 10 hospital admissions experience adverse events and almost half are preventable. I become a patient advocate to help prevent these medical errors and patient harm from occurring.
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Formal Education
Austin Community College, Associate Degree, Nursing, 2008
Fordham University, Bachelor of Science, Accounting, 1990