Kristin Hogan

Every Breath Counts LLC

Kristin Hogan

Every Breath Counts LLC
Advocate Location
Spring , TX 77388
Special Care & Aging
Other Services
Medical Guidance
TeleAdvocacy Available
Offers FREE Initial Consultation
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How I Can Help
I believe that everyone should have a voice in their care. Whether you’re the patient, a family member caring for your loved one or a legal representative, I am here to support you as we navigate through the healthcare system.
-Understanding diagnosis and prognosis
-Understanding & choosing the best treatment options for you
-Learning the differences between the various levels of care, and deciding which is best for you.
-Navigating insurance coverage, your rights & responsibilities, appeal process
-Finding the best coverage to meet your individual needs
-Education to promote informed decision making
- Collaboration with your healthcare providers

All too often when families are presented with caring for someone with complex medical conditions, the family dynamics change.
The demands of managing care, financial responsibilities, and the physical, mental and emotional strain can weaken family relationships causing additional challenges.
Your well being is just as important as those we love and care for.

-Training to manage medical conditions
-Proactive measures for preventable conditions leading to hospitalizations
-Risk assessment, identifying external conditions & potential hazards
-Identifying barriers and implementing strategies to overcome those barriers
-Community support and resources
-Financial advisors
-Social Services and Mental Health Services

Together we will collaborate and identify our common goals, address your immediate challenges, as well as look forward to prepare and anticipate changes ahead.
I am here to help you receive patient and family centered care.

-Disease specific management
-Medication review and management
-Placement: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Personal Care Homes, Skilled Nursing
-Financial advisors: Estate, Trusts, Retirement, Placement
-Moving: preparation and assistance
-Deterioration of Quality of life

As your advocate, I am dedicated to improve your outcomes. My network of professionals consist of partnerships I’ve developed for over a decade. My criteria for these partnerships is based on patient/client feedback, personally working with them and most importantly, I would trust them with my family.

I am your champion, and together we will succeed.
Important Information About Me
  • I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
  • I am insured
  • My geographical area of practice is NW Houston
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
I became an advocate before I even realized I was advocating. As a student doing my clinical rotations, I felt the need to help patients and their families as they tried to figure out what to do next and how to do it. They had this look of hopelessness and defeat. When I was talking with them, they would have questions about insurance, financial assistance, understanding what the doctor said, further testing, medications and the lists went on and on. I would do what I could to find the appropriate professionals and information to address these questions. However, it simply wasn’t enough. They needed someone to break it down and assist them in a manageable plan and prepare for the future challenges

I have experienced that feeling with both of my children with disabilities. I had to learn the laws in education and advocate for them through their educational careers.

They each had very different disabilities one with mental health spending 6 mo a year in hospitals and the other time in out patient settings from the time he was 4. The other with dyslexia and the state we lived in at the time did not acknowledge dyslexia as a learning disability. His dyslexia wasn’t only with letters and numbers, but with memory and recall leading to behavioral problems.

I was a single mother fighting for protection for my kids from abuse, working 3 jobs, sleeping every other day to support us while trying to make sure my boys received the care and education they needed and deserved.
Sadly, I remember very little time spent enjoying my children as they grew up. I was so focused on navigating the healthcare system, education system and the court system to ensure their well being. To this day, I don’t know how we did it.
The knowledge and experience gained through the years have made me realize nothing is hopeless. It might not be what or how I imagined things would be, but we made it through and we can face any challenges that come our way.
I believe everything I have experienced in life, happened for a reason. That reason is to advocate for those that cannot alone.
Everyone should have a voice. It is my mission and privilege to see that everyone is heard and included in their care.
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Formal Education
College of DuPage, AAS 1988
National Board Respiratory Care, RCP 1989
Illinois Benedictine College, BA Health Science 1996
Faith Experience
  • Catholicism
  • Christianity
  • Protestantism
  • Islamism/Muslim
  • Buddhism
  • Hinduism
  • Atheism
Additional Skills
I have advocated in domestic violence cases, mental health, suicide prevention and awareness, special education, healthcare, patient rights, employment, sexual assault, veteran benefits and healthcare.
Throughout my 36 year career I have worked in home health, DME, Pulmonary Rehab, Long Term Acute Care, Hospice, Palliative care, Inpatient Rehabilitation and Education in addition to acute care & critical care.
My specialty is proactive monitoring & disease management of pulmonary and cardiac conditions.
Respiratory education, equipment safety, infection control and disease management compliance.
I am a certified facilitator and member of the American Lung Association
ACLS, BLS and PALS certified through the American Heart Association
I am also a member of the NBRC and AARC.
I am experienced with most insurance companies appeal processes and their criteria for the various levels of care.
Professional Affiliations
Member of the NBRC, AARC
American Lung Association, Certified Better Breather's Club Facilitator