Why would you hire an independent professional health care advocate? I’ll go first. I live in NY state. My mother lives in California! If I couldn’t advocate personally for her or no friends or family were available, I would hire an advocate for her. I would want someone to accompany her to appointments and keep me updated on her status. If for some reason I couldn’t be by my child’s bedside while they were in the hospital, I would hire an advocate for that! If I received a devastating diagnosis and lacked support, I would hire an advocate for that! Your turn! What would you hire an independent private health care advocate for??