Patient Advocacy Expertise For You


Clarity for healthcare navigation,
eldercare, and
successful solo aging.

Whether you need help getting started or support as you go along, tapping into Nancy’s expertise is your first step toward peace of mind.

Online and Telephonic Consulting

  • Patients, Elders, and loved ones – navigation to include Medical, Legal, Financial, Insurance, Housing, and Support
  • Adult Children of Aging Parents – help with the above, for the first foray, or for those stuck or stymied, and long-distance caregiving challenges
  • Solo Agers – fostering successful aging for persons aging without the support of built-in family as caregiving (Let’s build your team!)
  • Small Business Entrepreneurs in startup – coaching to gain new clients and grow their businesses

Speaking

Nancy is a sought-after speaker for events and conferences on patient safety, elder care topics, decision making, and strategy. Now booking for 2023

Online Group

Registration for the Savvy Solos group is now OPEN! 

Join "Savvy Solos"

Savvy Solos

Savvy Solos is an online group of persons who are “Solo Agers” or “Solos” who are aging without the support provided by built-in family. We are learners and supporters, we seek to bolster our know-how and the exchange of ideas so we may move comfortably forward in life. We’re after strategy and new ways of thinking as we tackle the challenges of our lifestyle. Solo, and savvy. 

Patient Advocacy Consulting

Nancy’s passion is helping people navigate challenges, and within a healthcare system that shows no signs of getting any easier. Experience and reputation you can count on. 

Coaching
Startups

Nancy helps new and young in business healthcare professionals to ready and ramp-up to serve clients who need them. Connect with your ideal clients and grow your business. 

Testimonials

Dee-Wallis

Dee Wallis,

Wallis Law Firm, P.A.

“Nancy Ruffner is first and foremost a compassionate, effective educator.  Whether she is assisting a family facing new dilemmas and scary crises or helping a new professional move surefootedly into advising caregivers of aging family members – Nancy is clear, informative, and helpful. The skills she possesses are the skills she teaches to others – the wise use of information, insight, and perseverance.”

Karen-Curtiss

Karen Curtiss, BCPA

Board Certified Patient Advocate
Certified Patient Experience Coach
Founder, The Care Partner Project.

“With Nancy’s coaching, students adopt sound business practices to grow and serve increasing numbers of patients and families. In all aspects, Nancy’s leadership in patient advocacy makes a significant impact on healthcare literacy and the availability of support for patients and families who would otherwise be lost in our complicated healthcare system.”

Rachel-Vaughters

Rachel Vaughters, BCPA

“Patient Advocacy is still an emerging field and Nancy is among those who serve as a Mentor and leads national calls for our professional organization. Coaching and mentoring come naturally for her, along with her positive energy, vast knowledge of the area, and available resources. All of this combined, provided me critical information to help start my own independent patient advocacy business.”

Organizations Assisted

Resources-for-Seniors
NC-State
Duke-Olli
NC-State
NC State-Bar
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Triangle-J-Council
Unitarian-Universal-Association
JCC
Arizona Association of Patient Advocates
AADMM
NASW NC
RNegade

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Associations

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The Care Partner Project
Greater national advocates
Senior care
Health Advocate X
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Aging insider
WASHAA