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Health Care Mentorship Program

Overview

A Health Care Mentorship Program has been developed to support people with Intellectual Disability (ID) to be more actively involved in taking control of their healthcare needs.

Purpose of the program

Each person involved in the mentorship program will work with a PCHC Nurse to design a support plan that includes education about their personal health issues. The mentor will work with the person to reach a level of comfort and understanding, helping the person toward more control of their healthcare.

What can your PCHC Health Care mentor do?

  • Explain preventive health care
  • Provide information on medical conditions
  • Explain diagnoses and how to prevent complications
  • Explain behavioral health diagnoses/symptoms
  • Explain medications and side effects
  • Aid in planning medical appointments
  • Assist in developing medical record keeping system
  • Answer questions about men’s health/women’s health
  • Assist with insurance issues
  • Talk about the importance of community safety
  • Discuss any concerns regarding health and wellness

Contact Information

Patricia Graves, BSN,RN- BC,CDDN
123 S. Broad Street, 22nd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19109
215-546-0300 ext 3673
215-790-4976 (fax)
www.pchc.org

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