Rachel L Vaughters
Rachel L Vaughters
I became a Board Certified Patient Advocate because I have genuine passion for helping clients and their families find solutions when their healthcare needs become complex and overwhelming. As a caregiver and care manager to my own family, I am experienced in "Decision Support Advocacy," by coordinating goal-oriented medical and financial plans, balanced with providing empathetic, patient-centered support.
I specialize in helping individuals with chronic conditions who need compassionate, strong, collaborative communication between healthcare providers, insurance companies, caregivers, and their families. I also hold the NC license for Life and Health Insurance since 2006, and Notary Public commission.
- I am insured
- My geographical area of practice is North Carolina and South Florida
In the Fall of 2018, my father, a retired, well-respected, successful real estate attorney, who worked into his late 70's, asked me to help him after his health took a turn for the worse. I was fortunate to have amazing, supportive parents my entire life, so it was an easy decision to honor his first ever large request. I decided to quit my corporate job in Research Triangle Park, NC, gather my dog and belongings, and move back into the same house I grew up in, down in Miami, FL, I cared for my father and mentally assisted my mother, his wife of 63 years, until he passed away right before Thanksgiving in 2019. My father who was always active, had now become debilitated by end stage heart and renal failure. He was on dialysis four times per week, had diabetes, hypertension, gout, brain fog, loss of appetite, and a few other ailments.
I experienced firsthand, just how difficult and complex the healthcare system can be. He was in/out of the hospital and had I not been with him watching over his care, he would have been doubly medicated. He repeatedly thanked me and said he wouldn’t have lived those bonus 14 months if I hadn’t advocated on his behalf. I was fortunate to be able to quit my corporate job to care for him, and would do it all over again. To honor my father and my own desire to help others in an effort to make a small difference in this world, I chose to leave corporate sales for good,
I believe everyone should receive the BEST of the profit-driven healthcare system that doesn’t always provide excellent options. My work is about supporting you, the patient, loved one, or caregiver. Hiring an experienced Independent Professional Patient Advocate like myself, helps empower you to bring peace-of-mind in obtaining optimum medical care. It would be an honor to help you or your loved one.
I am currently (2023) the Area Manager and Care Manager for Arosa Integrated Home Care, care management/advocacy, nursing services, and Guardianship/HCPOA services for three offices in the Triangle, NC