Welcome Community Care Advocate at SLUMC

Polly Smith (photo by SLUMC employee Deanna Betz)

Please join us in welcoming Polly J. Smith, RN, BSN, LNC, to Sun Lakes United Methodist Church as our new Community Care Advocate.

Polly has an extensive background as a registered nurse, health care advocate, and social services volunteer. She will lend support and assist individuals with their challenges by advocating for them as a liaison among our ministers and ministries, counselors, and other service-providing entities. The goal is to see that services provided are both transitional and a transformative benefit for the individual’s circumstances.

Polly has experience and knowledge in assisting people making difficult health care decisions, coping with life-limiting diseases, transitioning from independent home care to various types of care facilities, and coping with financial concerns regarding health care insurance and provisions of care. Other areas of need may include discussions regarding palliative care, assessment and planning for end of life, and bereavement or grief support. Polly will be addressing everyone’s concerns with compassion, confidentiality, and respect.

For more information or to make an appointment, contact Polly at 480-895-8766 or [email protected]