Happy Thanksgiving from Hope Health Advocacy! We'd like to extend a big thank you to both our new and existing clients for helping us grow and share in the mission of HHA this year.
We believe no one should have to face the healthcare system alone. Dealing with multiple healthcare providers and insurance companies can become stressful, especially during a major health event. We are here to help you more easily navigate the healthcare system. We can coordinate care and appointments, assist you in making decisions by providing helpful resources, review and optimize medications, and assist with some insurance issues.
We wish everyone a great start to the holiday season! Be safe and stay healthy!
Do you avoid using the telephone because you have difficulty hearing? Are you constantly asking people to repeat themselves during phone calls? While it can be frustrating to use a standard phone when you have hearing loss, there are accessible services that can make telecommunication possibleand easy!With the assistance of Pennsylvania Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CTRS), a free public service offered through the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and powered through Hamilton Relay, individuals who are hard of hearing can communicate with other callers without missing or misunderstanding whats spoken to them.How CTRS Works in Your FavorUsing CTRS, people who are hard of hearing can speak directly to another caller and listen to their responses while reading captions of whats said to them during the call. The free captioning service is available in English and Spanish and produces captions that appear on the easy-to-read, built-in screen of the CapTel device, just moments after the other caller has spoken.Captions are provided by a specially trained Captioned Telephone operator, who uses voice recognition technology to translate what is spoken by the other caller and transforms it into a typed, transcript-like conversation. Those who qualify can apply for a CapTel phone through the Telecommunications Device Distribution Program (TDDP), which provides assistive devices to individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or have difficulty speaking. CapTel phones can also be purchased directly for $75 through WCI.Introducing Hamilton Mobile CapTel for iOSWould you rather communicate with your smartphone instead of a CapTel device? No problem! Hamilton Relay recently released its Hamilton Mobile CapTel for iOSallowing you to use the trusted captioning service on your iPhone.The handy app provides accurate captions and conversation transcripts for incoming and outgoing calls, has a built-in voicemail with captions, allows you to personalize how your captions appear, and so much more! The Hamilton Mobile CapTel app is available now for download in the Apple App Store. Visit HamiltonCapTel.com to learn more about this exciting communication solution!Could You Benefit from CTRS?Contact our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit parelay.net to learn more!Hamilton Relay is a registered trademark of Nedelco, Inc. dba Hamilton Telecommunications. CapTel is a registered trademark of Ultratec, Inc.
Pennsylvania Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CTRS) makes telecommunication possible for those who are hard of hearing. The free public service is offered through the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and powered through Hamilton Relay. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission oversees nearly 9,000 entities which provide utility services across the stateincluding telecommunicationsand strives to balance the needs of Pennsylvania residents as well as the utility sectors that serve them. Hamilton Relay provides telecommunication relay services for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, DeafBlind or have difficulty speaking, and offers Traditional Relay Services (TRS) and Captioned Telephone service to contracted states throughout the United States.With the assistance of Pennsylvania CTRS, people who find it difficult to use a standard phone due to hearing loss can enjoy phone calls without missing or misunderstanding what is spoken to them. CTRS provides accurate and consistent captioning during phone calls in English and Spanish.Users who are hard of hearing can respond and listen to the other caller, as they normally would, while reading captions of whats been said. Captions are generated by a specially trained captioning assistant who uses voice recognition technology to relay the conversation. Captions appear on the bright, easy-to-read display screen of the Captioned Telephone (CapTel) devicemaking calls more enjoyable and easier to understand.Learn More About Pennsylvania CTRSCLICK HERE to see how you can use CTRS to your communication advantage! Hamilton Relay is a registered trademark of Nedelco, Inc. dba Hamilton Telecommunications. CapTel is a registered trademark of Ultratec, Inc.
Ingredients 2 large avocados chilled 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk 1/3 cup raw cacao powder 1/3 cup maple syrup 2 tsp vanilla extract Optional Toppings hazelnuts roughly chopped sea salt Instructions1. Slice avocados in half and remove the pit.2. Scoop out the flesh into a food processor.3. Add the remaining ingredients.4. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as needed.5. Test and see if youd like to add any additional sweetener.6. Divide the chocolate avocado pudding into four serving bowls.7. Serve with your favorite toppings such as hazelnuts or sea salt. The HASS Avocado Board supports nutrient research suggesting one avocado a day increases lutein levels. Lutein is one of two major carotenoids found in the human eye, the macula & the retina. Higher lutein levels improve the macula, retina, cognitive performance, skin, joint, and cellular health in older adults. Editors Note: This recipe was submitted by Marla Turnbull, Master Certified Health & Wellness Coach and Owner of Natures Divine Healing. She can be reached at 412-302-4638 or at Marla@NaturesDivineHealing.com.
The healthcare system can be extremely confusing. Dealing with multiple healthcare providers and insurance companies can become stressful, especially during a major health event. I am here to help you more easily navigate the healthcare system. I can coordinate care and appointments, assist you in making decisions by providing helpful resources, review and optimize medications, and assist with some insurance issues.If you feel like all of your Googling is getting you nowhere, you've come to the right place. Taking care of your or a loved one's health is stressful enough. Add in communication breakdowns, insurance companies, and complicated medication issues, and you have a fast pass to a meltdown.What is patient healthcare advocacy? Patient healthcare advocacy involves guiding a patient through the healthcare system maze. Patient healthcare advocates act as professional liaisons between patients and healthcare providers. With countless hospitals, outpatient centers, insurance companies, and doctors across the country, it is easy for communication to break down, leaving patients to fend for themselves.I am a Doctor of Pharmacy with over 21 years of experience in mostly retail and pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) settings. I graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, and am a licensed pharmacist in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Maryland. By working in the medical field for over 21 years, I have witnessed firsthand how easy it is for issues to arise for patients. Bottom line, my job is to make sure all parties involved are on the same page and communicating effectively while the patient feels they are being heard and their needs are being met.These services are the core of what I do, however, they are not all inclusive:Medication AssistanceDecision-Making AssistanceMedical AssistanceInsurance Assistance Every patient and situation is unique, requiring different approaches and solutions. If you want to learn more or see if we are a good fit, book a discovery call.Hope Health Advocacy offers nationwide virtual services and can assist anyone in the United States regardless of location.